Negotiation Competition

This alternative dispute resolution (ADR) competition is a negotiation between two teams based on a fictional fact pattern. Each team consists of  two students, both acting as attorneys.

The teams are given general information describing the problem. Each team also receives confidential information providing additional details about their client’s interests and needs for reaching an agreement. Based on the general and confidential information, each team advocates to resolve the dispute in the manner most favorable to the client, while still focusing on a mutually beneficial resolution. Teams are neither required to reach an agreement, nor are they penalized for not reaching an agreement; instead the competition focuses on the process of the negotiation and how each team handles the situation. Judges and attorneys evaluate how teams utilize ADR skills and work cooperatively to address their client’s interests.

Each negotiation consists of one 40-minute negotiation session, as well as two 5-minute self-analyses, and a 5 to 10-minute judges’ feedback session. Before each teams’ self-analysis, they are given 5-minutes outside of the competition room to analyze their performance and prepare for the self-analysis. During the negotiation, each team may take one break of no more than 5-minutes to confer outside of the competition room. During this break the 40-minute time clock does not stop.

The Negotiation competition is open to all law students.

2016 Negotiation Competition Dates

September 19-22

The Board of Advocates is hosting an informational meeting about this year’s Negotiation Competition on Wednesday, September 16th at 1:00 in Room 7.

Bailiff Opportunity: 

Signups are now open for bailiffs for all four nights of the Negotiation competition. This is a great way to shore up your points if you’re not competing. It is also a great opportunity to see the impressive negotiation skills of your classmates in a neutral setting. Sign up in front of the BOA office today!

Director:

Jared Logan,

jml97b@mail.missouri.edu

 

Assistant Directors:

Ariel Kiefer

Takaze Turner

 

Congratulations to the 2015 Negotiation Champions

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in 2015-2016, Competition, Gallery, Negotiation, News | Comments Off on Congratulations to the 2015 Negotiation Champions

Congratulations to the 2015 Negotiation Champions: Mary Beth Griffin Serena Karraker

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Negotiation Competition

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Gallery, Negotiation, News | Comments Off on Negotiation Competition

The Board of Advocates is hosting an informational meeting about this year’s Negotiation Competition on Wednesday, September 16th at 1:00 in Room 7.   Please come to this meeting if you’d like information on the new format of the competition or if you’d like to sign up to compete or bailiff for the competition which runs from September 21-24th.  Sign-ups are also located outside of the BOA office.   1Ls: this is the first competition that you get to compete in, so we hope to see a lot of you attend this meeting! 2Ls and 3Ls: we know you know how the competition works, but BOA is changing the format of the competition this year, so please come to this meeting for more information!   Remember, competing or serving as a bailiff is a great way to hone your advocacy skills, build a strong resume, and earn BOA points. We hope to see you on the...

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Congratulations to the 2014 Negotiation Competition Winners!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Competition, Events, Negotiation, News, Uncategorized, Winners | Comments Off on Congratulations to the 2014 Negotiation Competition Winners!

     The Negotiation Competition is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) competition between two teams based on a fictional fact pattern. Each team consists of  two students, both acting as attorneys.The teams are given general information describing the problem. Each team also receives confidential information providing additional details about their client’s interests and needs for reaching an agreement. Based on the general and confidential information, each team advocates to resolve the dispute in the manner most favorable to the client, while still focusing on a mutually beneficial resolution. Teams are neither required to reach an agreement, nor are they penalized for not reaching an agreement; instead the competition focuses on the process of the negotiation and how each team handles the situation. Judges and attorneys evaluate how teams utilize ADR skills and work cooperatively to address their client’s interests. The negotiation competition is an invaluable learning experience for law students.  The competition could not happen without help from local attorneys serving as judges or students volunteering as bailiffs — The Board of Advocates and competitors truly appreciate all of those who made this competition possible. The Board of Advocates congratulates the winners of the 2014 Negotiation Competition:   Winner: Kyle Olmstead & Jenna Homeyer   Runner-Up: Jared Logan & Phil Thornton ***Pictures of the event will be posted in the upcoming...

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2014 Negotiation Competition Judging Information

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Competition, Events, Judge, Negotiation, News | Comments Off on 2014 Negotiation Competition Judging Information

The 2014 Negotiation Competition is right around the corner. The Negotiation Competition will be held on the evenings of October 7-9. Judging is a great way for local attorneys to give back to Mizzou Law while earning CLE credit. If you are a local attorney and are interested in judging, check out the link below for more information. If you know of any attorneys in the area that you think would be willing to help, please share this link with them!...

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Congratulations to the Winners of MU Law’s 2013 Negotiation Competition!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in 2013-2014, Competition, Events, Negotiation, News, Results, Winners | Comments Off on Congratulations to the Winners of MU Law’s 2013 Negotiation Competition!

The MU Law Board of Advocates would like to congratulate the winners of the 2013 Negotiation Competition! 1st Place: Devan Scott & David Feygelman                     2nd Place: Nick Henry & Julia Neidhardt  ...

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2013-2014 Advocacy Competitions at MU Law

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in 2013-2014, Client Counseling, Competition, Mediation, Mock Trial, Negotiation, News, Polsinelli Fall Moot Court | Comments Off on 2013-2014 Advocacy Competitions at MU Law

The Board of Advocates invites you to mark your calendar for the following competitions at the University of Missouri School of Law for the 2013-2014 school year: Polsinelli Fall Moot Court – Monday, August 19 through Wednesday, August 21 Mock Trial – Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 Transactional Law Competition – Friday, September 27 Negotiation – Tuesday, October 1 through Thursday, October 3 Client Counseling – Monday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 30 Mediation – Saturday, January 25 through Sunday, January 26 BOA encourages all law students to participate in competitions to develop oral advocacy and legal writing skills through practical experience. For more information on any of the above competitions, use the hyperlinks to navigate to each competition’s...

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Important Fall 2012 Dates

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in 2012-2013, Arbitration, Bailiff, Client Counseling, Competition, Events, Negotiation, News, Participation, Year | Comments Off on Important Fall 2012 Dates

As the semester gets underway, the MU Law Board of Advocates has a number of events coming up. Mark your calendars so you don’t forget!

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2012 Negotiation Champions

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in 2012-2013, Competition, Events, Negotiation, News, Results, Winners, Year | Comments Off on 2012 Negotiation Champions

The MU Law Board of Advocates is proud to announce Aaron LaPlante and Henry Tanner as the winners of the 2012 Negotiation Competition!

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2012 Negotiation Finalists

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in 2012-2013, Competition, Events, Finals, Negotiation, News, Results, Year | Comments Off on 2012 Negotiation Finalists

The Board of Advocates is pleased to announce the Finalists of this year’s Negotiation competition…

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2012 Negotiation Semi-Finalists

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in 2012-2013, Competition, Events, Negotiation, News, Results, Semi-Finals, Year | Comments Off on 2012 Negotiation Semi-Finalists

The MU Law Board of Advocates would like to congratulate the following students for advancing to the Semi-Final round of this year’s Negotiation Competition….

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