The American Bar Association Law Student Division’s Negotiation Competition promotes greater interest among law students in legal negotiation and provides a means for them to practise 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. Osgoode students compete in an intra-school competition in March of each year. Two teams are selected from this competition, using criteria mandated by the ABA. The two successful teams receive coaching from both Osgoode faculty and practitioners from Dentons LLP.
Please see the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition homepage for more details.