Lorance-Thompson Negotiation Competition



The Lorance Thompson Negotiation Competition presents several unique opportunities and challenges for UHLC students. A negotiation team consists of two students who play the role of attorneys representing the interests of a client. Over several rounds during the one-day competition, teams are presented with fact patterns that include a summary of a client’s positions and interests. Teams are then given limited time to negotiate a deal with another team representing an opposing client. Each team has one week following the competition to draft a contract encapsulating the agreement struck in one of the sessions.

Teams receive points based on their ability to protect and secure their client’s interests in the deal that is struck between the teams in each round.

The cost is $10 for members and $50 for non-members. However, you must register as a team, so the options will include:

  • 2 Member Competitors: $20
  • 2 Non-Member Competitors: $100
  • 1 Member & 1 Non-Member Team: $60


UHLC students can earn 1 hour of non-substantive competition credit by (1) making a good-faith effort in the Competition and (2) completing and timely submitting the writing assignment for the Competition that is described in the Competition Rules.

Click here to complete a Competition Credit Petition.

The overall winning and runner-up teams will receive a cash prize.  The team that drafts the best contract will also be recognized.

March 24 at noon and 5 pm.

Learning Session Video
In case you missed the learning sessions, a recording of the lunch session is available here: https://youtu.be/ugPlYNl3-4I.

Do you have questions or need more information? Email Adrianna Langemeier, Director of the Lorance-Thompson Negotiation and Contract Drafting Competition