The Transatlantic Negotiation Competition
March 19-21, 2021
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.
The winner and second place team will receive a cash prize. 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.
To apply, please complete the application by January 22, 2021. Schools will be notified of their acceptance on a rolling basis, beginning on January 15, 2021 and concluding on January 25, 2021. If selected, the participation fee is $100 or €85.00.