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Hamline Law negotiation team places third in nation


Hamline Law students Max Bunge (2L) and Carrie Schneider (2L) finished third at the ABA Negotiation Competition national finals, held in Dallas, February 8-9.

More than 260 teams from more than 110 law schools competed at 10 regional competitions across North America during the fall, and the top 24 teams were invited to participate in the national finals. Bunge and Schneider earned a place at the national competition by placing second at the regional competition in November.

At the national competition, Schneider and Bunge advanced through the field of 24 to negotiate in a head-to-head competition with the University of Oregon, the eventual national champion, in the final round.

The team was coached by Hamline Law Professor Ken Fox and by Hamline Law alumni Patrick Zitek and Lynn LeMoine.

"I was proud to see Max and Carrie take control of the negotiation from the beginning and lay out their narrative, control the agenda, and frame the issues," Zitek wrote. "They demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the controlling law and of integrative/interest based negotiation. They advocated for their clients in a strong, professional manner."

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