In today’s fast paced world over 90% of legal disputes are being settled outside of court using various forms of assisted dispute resolution such as negotiation. This statistic makes the perfection of the subtle art of negotiation an essential skill for all lawyers to possess in order to thrive in both the private and public sectors.
Negotiation at a university competition level helps students to acquire and develop a variety of skills such as listening, communicating, teamwork, research and self evaluation. Each negotiation runs for 30 minutes with additional time allowed for individual team reflection and evaluation and feedback with the judges. Each round should therefore last for approximately one hour.
The UNLSA provides all students with the opportunity to compete in the negotiation competition, allowing them to build the skills that will contribute to their competence as lawyers, all while challenging themselves in new and varying areas of the law.
2013 Negotiation Information
If you’ve had years of practice arguing with parents and siblings and always managed to come out on top, now’s the time to put your arguing skills to the test in the Clayton Utz 2013 Negotiation Competition!
The Negotiation Competition simulates an alternative conflict resolution between teams as they attempt to negotiate a just and fair outcome for mock clients.
WHAT: Clayton Utz 2013 Negotiation Competition.
STRUCTURE: Two Preliminary Rounds, Quarter Final, Semi Final and Grand Final.
WHERE: Breakout Rooms on Level 4 of University House, King St, Newcastle.
WHO: Open to all UNLSA members.
TEAMS: Consist of two students.
WHEN: The first Preliminary Round will commence Tuesday Week 4, with the question being sent a week in advance. The competition will span Weeks 4-9, with the Grand Final being held in Week 12.
REGISTRATION: Closes Week 3 (Thursday 21st March). Register here.
PRIZE: All competitors will receive a certificate and the chance to represent the UNLSA at the 2013 Australian Law Students’ Association Conference!
Negotiation is a great opportunity for you to meet new people, enhance your law school education and gain practical skills that will benefit your future law career!
For further information, please contact the Directors of Competitions (Skills) at email@example.com!
Slides from the 2013 Competitions Workshop on Negotiation can be accessed here.
Junior: Rebecca Giles and Samantha Baldwin
Senior: Katrina Hogan and Daniel Bullock
2011 Laura Bereicua and Kia Daley
2010 Dheny Raw and Barbara Townsend
2009 Joel Davis and Adam Ray
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