The Transatlantic Negotiation Competition
April 1 - 3, 2022
Baylor Law School - Waco, Texas
Brooklyn Law School - Brooklyn, New York
Florida International University College of Law - Miami, Florida
Liberty University School of Law - Lynchburg, Virginia
Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law - White Plains, New York
Saint Mary's University School of Law - San Antonio, Texas
Samford University Cumberland School of Law - Birmingham, Alabama
South Texas College of Law - Houston, Texas
Stetson University College of Law - Gulfport, Florida
Syracuse University College of Law - Syracuse, New York
University of Houston Law Center - Houston, Texas
University of Illinois Chicago School of Law - Chicago, Illinois
KU Leuven University - Leuven, Belgium
National University of Juridical Sciences - Kolkata, India
Newcastle University - Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Queens University Belfast - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Symbiosis Law School - Hyderabad, India
Swansea University Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law - Swansea, Wales
Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
University of Auckland - Auckland, New Zealand
University of Nairobi - Nairobi, Kenya
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris, France
The competition gives law students on both sides of the Atlantic an opportunity to hone their negotiation and communication skills in a transnational setting, with particular emphasis on the importance of cross-cultural negotiation and communication in resolving disputes and facilitating client agreements.
In each round of the competition, one team from the United States and one from Europe will face each other to resolve a series of problems presented in a particular factual scenario. The scenarios are not dependent on the law of a particular country and are the type commonly encountered in international business, trade, and political disputes.
Each simulation consists of a common set of facts known by all participants, as well as confidential information known only to the participants representing a particular side. Teams may consist of four persons, but only two persons from each team are eligible to compete in each round. Each panel of evaluators will consist of three judges, with at least one judge from either Europe or the United States.
All finalists and semifinalist teams will receive a trophy commemorating their accomplishments and individual awards will be given to the competition's best advocate, most creative solution to a bargaining problem, and for best team work.
Last year's competition featured participants (teams and judges) from 23 different countries spanning 8 time zones