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.
2015 Negotiation Competition Dates
Congratulations and best of luck to this year’s Negotiation finalists!read more
Congratulations and best of luck to this year’s Negotiation Semi-Finalists!read more
BOA is in need of two bailiffs (or one very generous person to serve two nights).read more
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.read more
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!read more
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.read more
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...read more