The Robert J. Grey, Jr. Negotiations Competition
Negotiations Competition Overview
Washington and Lee's Robert J. Grey, Jr. Negotiations Competition is an American Bar Association Law Student Division sponsored forum offered to help develop practical legal skills. This competition emphasizes teamwork and the ability to resolve disputes in a negotiation setting. Opposing teams will act as lawyers for a party and they will receive confidential information about how they can best represent their clients' interests. The teams will work together in a limited time frame to find a compromise that is acceptable to both of their clients.
Students will compete and advance in teams of two. Please select your partner wisely. Any students that do not have a partner prior to signing up for the first round will be paired with another student without a partner. There is no outside substantive research allowed in this competition. Students may consult treatises on negotiation tactics in general, or they may consult videos of the final rounds from past negotiations which are available at the circulation desk in the library.
Be advised that the Honor System applies to every aspect of this competition.
2013-2014 Important Dates
2 September: General Interest Meeting
3 September: Negotiations Primer
9 - 12 September: Round One
16 - 17 September: Quarterfinals
24 September: Semifinals
27 September: Finals
Students may find it beneficial to view the finals from years past, which are on reserve through the Law Library. In addition, please consult the handout below titled “W&L Negotiation Strategies.”
In preparation, competitors may want to consult the following materials: (1) CLE_Negotiation_FWM.pdf ; (2) Negotiation Competition Overview PowerPoint.pptx ; and (3) Negotiation Powerpoint 2.pptx .
Negotiations Competition Administrators
Jessica A. Piltch (Piltch.J@law.wlu.edu), Christina N. Randall James (James.C@law.wlu.edu), and Dominik J. Taylor (Taylor.D@law.wlu.edu)