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.

2013 NEGOTIATION COMPETITION UPDATES:

  1. Team sign-ups will open to all law students at 8 a.m. this Thursday (Sept. 19th).
  2. Sign-ups for bailiffing are open now and students may sign up outside the BOA office.
  3. Informational meetings will take place on Monday and Wednesday of next week (Sept. 23 and 25) at 1:00 in room 4.
  4. The winners of the Negotiation Competition will move on to regionals, and will receive one-on-one coaching assistance from Professor Carli Conklin.

 

Director:

Daniel Coffman drcmr2@mizzou.edu

Assistant Directors:

Kristen Wagner kmwnq6@mizzou.edu

Adam Ellis atefx7@mizzou.edu

These were the set of rules governing last year’s competition: Download
Each team will receive one scoring sheet per judge (typically, there are three judges) for every night that they compete. At the end of every night of the competition, the scoring sheets will be placed in the mailbox of a team member.

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General information that both teams receive:

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Confidential information for the team representing FunTimes:

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Confidential information for the team representing Rashad Griffin:

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General information that both teams receive:

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Confidential information for the team representing Dr. Michael Conway:

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Confidential information for the team representing Brushton University:

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BAILIFFS NEEDED for Negotiation Competition

Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in 2011-2012, Bailiff, Competition, Negotiation, News, Participation, Year | Comments Off

BOA is in need of two bailiffs (or one very generous person to serve two nights).

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Negotiation Bailiff Sign-Ups Today at 1PM

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in 2011-2012, Bailiff, Competition, Events, Negotiation, News, Participation, Year | Comments Off

BOA needs bailiffs to keep time during the Negotiation Competition on September 19-21. Rounds each night are at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00. You may sign up for as few or as many rounds per night as you want.

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REMINDER: Negotiation Sign-Ups Tomorrow

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in 2011-2012, Competition, Events, Negotiation, News, Year | Comments Off

Just a reminder, for those of you planning to compete in the BOA Negotiation Competition, sign-ups are tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. outside the BOA office. There is often a line, so get here early!

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REMINDER: Negotiation Meeting Today!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2011 in 2011-2012, Competition, Events, Meeting, Negotiation, News, Year | Comments Off

Just a reminder, for those of you that are interested in competing in the Negotiation Competition this semester, there is an informational meeting today, September 9, at 1:00pm in Room 4.

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Negotiation Competition Informational Meeting

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011 in 2011-2012, Competition, Events, Meeting, Negotiation, News, Year | Comments Off

For those of you that are interested in competing in the Negotiation Competition this semester, there is an informational meeting on Friday, September 9, at 1:00pm in Room 4. The negotiation competition is a great way to get involved with the Board of Advocates as this is a competition that students at all levels can participate in.  If you are interested in participating, we strongly encourage you to attend the informational meeting this Friday. The competition is set for September 19-21 starting at 7:00pm each night.  Sign-ups for the...

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