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Negotiation Competition


General Information

2015-16 Competition Topic: Information Law

2016 National Finals Schedule

Competition Rules and Guidelines

About the Competition

The ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition provides a means for law students to practice and improve their negotiating skills. The competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers, negotiate a series of legal problems. The simulations consist of a common set of facts known by all participants and confidential information known only to the participants representing a particular side. All of the simulations deal with the same general topic, but the negotiation situation varies with each round and level of the competition.

Dates / Locations

2015-2016 Negotiation Competition
Dates and Locations

2015-16 Important Dates & Deadlines

Online Registration Opens
June 1, 2015

Entry and Fee Payment Deadline
September 18, 2015

Competitors’ Names & ABA Membership ID Numbers Due
October 9, 2015

Regional Problem Distributed
October 16, 2015

Problem Clarification Requests Deadline
October 23, 2015

Regional Competitions
November 6-7, 2015
November 13-14, 2015
(dates may vary depending on the host school)

National Problem Distributed
January 15, 2016

National Finals (San Diego, CA)
February 5-6, 2016

2016 International Negotiation Competition
July 5-9, 2016, University of Lucerne (Switzerland)
(U.S. team will need a passport)