The ABA Negotiation Competition sharpens students' negotiating skills. The competition simulates legal negotiations in students 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.
This competition is a simulation-based, experiential legal competition designed to expose law student to international humanitarian law and the challenges facing IHL practitioners during armed conflict. During the competition, students engage in a variety of practical role playing exercises, during which they will be asked to assume various professional roles and accomplish a wide range of tasks reflective of those performed by practitioners in the field. The competition tests students’ ability to present, advocate for, and defend legal positions to a diverse range of stakeholders in different simulated environments.
The Triathlon is a joint initiative of St. John’s University School of Law’s Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Three person teams from law schools across the country gather in New York to negotiate, mediate and arbitrate in a single competition. The competition presents law students with a realistic and comprehensive securities dispute experience.