Canadian National Negotiation Competition

The Canadian Negotiation Competition (“CNNC”) was founded in 2017 to promote alternative dispute resolution, build networks across Canadian schools, and to serve as a qualifier for the annual International Negotiation Competition. Teams of two are invited to compete from law schools across Canada to showcase their negotiation skills in a simulated setting, representing parties in a range of scenarios. Teams will be assessed not only on the result they secure for their client, but also on a range of criteria designed to reflect good lawyering skills.  Please click here for more information about the CNNC.

​The competition is a great opportunity for students to continue to build their skills and showcase their talents. It is also a chance to advance to the International Negotiation Competition.

​What you need to know

  • CNNC is an upper-year competition
  • It is necessary for students to participate in the internal Dentons Negotiation Cup in the Fall to be considered for CNNC
  • A significant number of coaching hours in the months, and weeks leading up to the competition, are required


  • Teams are comprised of two teams of two students


  • Team members receive two graded credits for their participation, which will be applied in the Winter term
  • Team members are NOT required to enroll in the Appellate Advocacy Workshop
  • No additional credits are awarded if the team advances to the International rounds