The Robert J. Grey, Jr. Negotiations Competition
Washington and Lee's Robert J. Grey, Jr. Negotiations Competition is an American Bar Association Law Student Division sponsored forum offered to help develop practical legal skills. This competition emphasizes teamwork and the ability to resolve disputes in a negotiation setting. Opposing teams will act as lawyers for a party and they will receive confidential information about how they can best represent their clients' interests. The teams will work together in a limited time frame to find a compromise that is acceptable to both of their clients.
Students will compete and advance in teams of two. Please select your partner wisely. Any students that do not have a partner prior to signing up for the first round will be paired with another student without a partner. There is no outside substantive research allowed in this competition. Students may consult treatises on negotiation tactics in general, or they may consult videos of the final rounds from past negotiations which are available at the circulation desk in the library.
2015-2016 Important Dates
August 25: Negotiations Primer
September 1: Preliminary Rounds Begin
September 9: Quarterfinal Rounds Begin
September 17: Semifinal Rounds Begin
September 24: Final Round (start time to be announced)
Students may find it beneficial to review the Negotiation Strategy Document below, as well as to view previous years competitions which are available at the Law Media link below. The General Overview sheet below was distributed at the primer and provides the basic rules and important dates for the competition.
Negotiation Strategy and Skill Guides: http://law2.wlu.edu/mootcourt/page.asp?pageid=363
Competition Video Archive (LawMedia): http://law2.wlu.edu/lawmedia/page.asp?pageid=688
Negotiations Competition General Overview: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0GoKWA5dLQjamw1NXJoeWJCQWs/view?usp=sharing
Negotiations Competition Administrator
Eric C. Charette (firstname.lastname@example.org)