Giving Back to the next Generation of Lawyers!
I had the honor of serving as a Judge for the ABA Online Regional Negotiation Competition on Saturday, November 5, alongside Attorney Thomas Letson, and University of Dayton Law School Professor, Andrea Seilstad.
The Negotiation Competition, in existence since 1984, promotes greater interest among law students in legal negotiation and provides a means for them to practice and improve their negotiating skills. The competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers, negotiate a series of legal problems. The problems 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 problems deal with the same general topic, but the negotiation situation varies with each round and level of the competition. The participants for this competition were law students from all over the country.
Negotiation is clearly a skill required in all aspects of the practice of law and with the preparation, creativity and excellent presentation exhibited, I think we are in good hands with this next generation of lawyers!