The Negotiation team promotes greater interest in legal negotiation through competition and provides a means for students to practice and improve their negotiation skills. At competition, students act as lawyers representing particular clients and negotiate a series of legal problems. The negotiations are based on a common set of facts known to all participants and on confidential information known only to participants representing a particular side. The Negotiation team is fun and a great way to learn skills you can use for a lifetime in practice, whether your interest is in litigation or in transactional work.
How to Join the Team:
Eligibility: To be eligible for the Negotiation Competition you must be a student of the FIU College of Law in good academic standing and in your 2L, 3L, or 4L year.
Intramural Competition: The FIU Negotiations team Intramural Competition is held each Fall, typically in late September. Top negotiators from the competition are selected to compete in the ABA National Negotiation Competition regional rounds (held in November). The FIU Negotiations teams have achieved tremendous success at the Southeast Regional, bringing home the Championship for the past three years. The teams have advanced to the National Finals five times in the last six years, taking 4th Place at the 2010 National Finals in Orlando and taking 3d Place at the 2010 National Finals in Boston (from a field of over 220 teams from 110 law schools throughout the United States and Canada).
Team Members: Katherine Cohen, Michelle Grosser, Daylen Docampo Perez, Lori Eshelman
Student Coach: Bryan Jones
Faculty Coach: Prof. David D. Walter