January 29, 2013

Negotiation team advances to national finals

The Hamline Law negotiation team of Max Bunge (3L) and Carrie Schneider (2L) has advanced to the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition National Finals. The duo advanced by taking second place at the negotiation regional competition. The finals will be held Feb. 8-9, 2013, in Dallas, Texas.

Bunge and Schneider joined classmates Ian Clobes (3L) and Johnathan Straight (2L) in ably representing Hamline Law in the Region 7 negotiation competition hosted by the University of St. Thomas School of Law Nov. 10-11, 2012. The competition featured 20 teams from Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Manitoba, and Alabama.

Hamline Law's two teams were coached by Professor Ken Fox and by Hamline Law alumni Lynn LeMoine and Patrick Zitek.

The ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition 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 simulations 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 simulations deal with the same general topic, but the negotiation situation varies with each round and level of the competition.