Negotiation Competition 2013
Negotiation skills are in great demand in the legal arena, and the American Bar Association sponsors a national competition to encourage law students to nurture these skills. Two teams of two students each participate in a simulated negotiation session based on a hypothetical fact pattern. A panel of judges scores the teams, and winners go on to compete on regional and national levels.
All J.D. students are eligible to compete in BU Law's Intramural Negotiation Competition. The Negotiation Competition is an excellent opportunity for students to gain on-the-ground practical experience in negotiation and we strongly urge all students to apply! Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
2013 - 2014 Directors: Julie Fogarty, David Ginensky, Harrison Kaplan, and Emily Kraus
Each team must submit an application form by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 22.
Important Dates and Information
Information and Training Session
Monday, September 23 from 5 - 7 p.m.
This session is mandatory for all first-time competitors and will discuss competition logistics and the application process. At least one member from each team must attend. Prof. Burdick will conduct a training session.
Application Due Date
The deadline to sign up for the competition is Sunday, September 22.
The time commitment to compete is minimal (three hours on Saturday, September 28, three hours on Monday, September 30 (if you make the finals) and, if you win the competition, roughly 0-2 hours per week during the semester). Reminder: if you are selected to advance to the ABA Regional Competition, you are required to compete at the Regional competition on November 9-10 at New England Law in Boston. The National Competition will be held in Chicago on February 7-8.
The Application Form can be filled out here [to be posted] . Teams will be selected by lottery, with a preference given to teams that were not selected to compete in the 2012 competition. Slots will be set aside for teams from each class year. Please only fill out ONE application for each team of two. The teams selected to compete will be notified as soon as possible.
Preliminary Rounds will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013
Teams of two students each will compete in two simulated negotiation sessions based on a hypothetical fact pattern.
Final Rounds will take place the evening on Monday, September 30, 2013
Two teams will be selected to represent BU at the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition in November.
ABA Regional Competition
November 9-10, 2013 at New England Law School