Peter A Allard School of Law

1L Negotiation Competition

Networking with a twist!

Dentons, one of the world's largest law firms is hosting a virtual negotiation competition on January 26th. The virtual negotiation will consist of a 50-minute negotiation session between two teams of two students. Each team represents a fictional client. Teams are marked on their negotiation style and approach to reaching a negotiated outcome. Judges, lawyers who work in Denton's Vancouver office, will discuss feedback with teams, and winners will be announced following the competition.

Competition fact pattern and confidential facts will be released by January 12, 2021. Students typically spend approximately five hours preparing for this competition. This gives students two weeks to prepare for the negotiation.

This is a great opportunity to hone your negotiation skills and make a great 1st impression on one of the larger legal employers in the Vancouver marketplace.


How To RSVP:

Registration will be open from January 4-8 with one person registering for the competition on behalf of each two-person team.

Email between 9:00 am on January 4 and 12:00 pm on January 8. Emails must include the following information:

1. Names of team members (one email per team of two people)

2. Law school year (this event is for 1L students)

3. Answer to the question: What word starting with a “P” is different about Dentons? (Hint: This is easily answered with the help of their website.)

The RSVP list will be decided on a first-come-first-served basis.


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