2015-16 Competition Topic: Information Law
Competition Rules and Guidelines
Team Composition and Membership Requirement
A team consists of two JD candidates attending the same ABA-approved law school (or Canadian LSAC-member law school) negotiating on behalf of their client to resolve a dispute or negotiate an agreement.
The first place team from each regional competition will advance to the National Finals. Additional invitations may be extended.
All competition participants are required to be ABA members for the current school year to be eligible to compete. In 2015-16 all student memberships are Free! Register your competitors and alternates today. To join, please call the ABA Service Center at 800.285.2221 or visit the ABA website at http://www.americanbar.org/join.
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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
2015-16 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
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