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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.

Learning Lunch: March 22, 2023 @ 12pm
Registration Opens: March 22, 2023 @ 6pm
Registration Closes: closed
Competition: April 8

If you no longer wish to participate in the competition, you must contact Derrick Anderson no later than March 28, 2023 @ 11:59PM. (subject to change)

Learn More: 
Learning Lunch recording Here
Learning Lunch slides Here.

How to Register:

Registration is closed.


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 for both the negotiation and contract drafting portions of the competition will receive a cash prize.

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