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Students seeking advice about the Concentration Track or their business law curriculum for ’13-’14 should contact Professors Drake, Krug, O’Connor or Stevelman as soon as possible.

Transactional LawMeet® Competition

'13-'14 Transactional Law Meet

Apply to compete as a team on behalf of UW in a national negotiation and drafting competition!

If you would like to be considered for a place on the team representing the Law School in this year’s Transactional Law Meet, please submit the following items to Professor Anita Krug by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 22, 2013:

  •  Statement of interest (Please address why you are interested in participating in the 2014 Transactional Law Meet.)
  •  Resume
  •  Law school transcript
  •  Writing sample

Please submit your materials either via email () or by placing them in Professor Krug’s mailbox (near the west end of the third floor).

Overview

The Transactional LawMeet® Competition is a national event providing participating UW Law Students a simulation of transactional practice in the fields of corporate, commercial or securities law – the precise focus changing each year. The program is designed to afford students the kind of hands-on skills training they obtain through moot court, but translated beyond the arena of litigation to focus instead on negotiation and contract drafting. The Transactional LawMeet® Competition is organized around teams of two students engaged in negotiations with an opposing team representing a fictitious "client." In 2013 the negotiation centered on a stock purchase agreement, whereas in 2012 the negotiations were based on an executive employment agreement.

UW Law has excelled in previous competitions, finishing first regionally and placing in the quarterfinals nationally in 2012, and placing second regionally in 2013.  The 2014 competition will mark UW Law’s third year of participation.

Competition Stages

In the fall term, at the commencement of regional competition, teams receive a set of materials that forms the basis of the competition, including a statement of facts and a videotaped interview with the client.  Teams then prepare a draft agreement, engage in follow-up exchanges with the client, and exchange mark-ups with teams of “opposing counsel.”  As the Regional Meet progresses, teams aim to maximize their client’s objectives through negotiations, without derailing progress towards a deal. Winners of the Regional Meet move on to compete in the National Transactional LawMeet®. The Law School's program is run under the direction of . Further information is available at the competition's website.

Last updated 11/7/2013