FIU Law Students Winners at NBLSA International Negotiations Competition
Pictured above, from left to right: Faculty Coach Phyllis Diane Kotey, Kelly Torres (2L), Sherman Davis (2L), and Faculty Coach Michele Anglade.

MIAMI (March 19, 2012) — Congratulations to Sherman Davis (2L) and Kelly Torres (2L) – the two competed in the 6th Annual National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) International Negotiations Competition and finished as Quarter-Finalists – in a year where they had the highest number of teams register and participate in the history of the competition. Notably, Sherman Davis was also named “Best Oral Advocate” of the competition.

The team was assisted by their two faculty coaches, Phyllis Diane Kotey and Michele Anglade.

About the Competition

The NBLSA International Negotiations Competition (INC) provides students with a unique opportunity to develop useful negotiation skills, while creating awareness of important global issues. Each participant collaborates with a classmate from their law school, forming two person teams to negotiate a cross-border conflict based on current issues in the global community. After participating in a student-led negotiation lasting 50 minutes, where each team strives to obtain the best results for their client, students receive constructive feedback from legal practitioners and law professors who serve as judges. Moreover, students are exposed to differences in negotiating styles, various ethical and social norms, and a broad spectrum of business issues, all coupled with the enhanced difficulties of cross-cultural communication.


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About FIU College of Law:

Florida International University College of Law is South Florida’s publicly supported law school. The Princeton Review ranks FIU as one of the nation’s most welcoming schools for diverse students and Hispanic Business has ranked FIU among the top ten law schools for Hispanics. The National Jurist ranks FIU among the top ten schools in the country for best value in legal education. FIU’s faculty continues to gain national prominence, most recently recognized by the Sisk Report as 3rd in Florida for Faculty Scholarly Impact. Unique among law schools, FIU places particular emphasis on integrating international law into every aspect of its curriculum.

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