MU Law’s first Transactional Law Competition will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013. All law students are eligible for this competition. Competitor teams may consist of either two or three students who work cooperatively to resolve a transactional law “problem.” The problem has been adapted from a real life fact pattern. To give competitors sufficient time to analyze its intricacies, the problem will be released approximately two weeks before the competition. Each team will create a proposal before the competition they believe best handles the issues in the problem. Teams will advocate for their proposal during the competition.
Teams will compete head-to-head, with the competition consisting of three rounds: a qualifying round, a semi-finals round, and the finals round. Each round will last one hour, and each team will have thirty minutes to advocate for their proposal before a panel of judges. Teams may present their proposal in any format or medium they choose, including but not limited to: use of PowerPoint, use of an overhead projector, use of a computer, or providing handouts.
Competition Schedule for Friday, September 27, 2013:
- 1:00 – 200 p.m. – Qualifying Round for All Competitors in rooms 4, 5, 6, and 7
- 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. – Semi-Finals Round in rooms 4 and 6
- 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Finals Round in the Courtroom (audio and video recording will take place)
- 4:30 p.m. – Closing Reception and Announcement of Winners in the Fireplace Lounge
Hint # 1 provided September 16,2013: A change of control of an entity is not generally a sale or transfer of its assets or permits.
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