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
- There are no required courses, but previous experience, or having taken, or taking courses in ADR, such as Osgoode Mediation Intensive, Theory and Practice of Mediation, Lawyer as a Negotiator, are an asset