The Transatlantic Negotiation Competition
March 24 - 26, 2023
The competition gives law students from around the world 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 international team 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 more than 20 different countries from five continents spanning seven time zones