Clients of law firms increasingly want to settle disputes without the time and expense involved in proceeding to court action. Therefore, skills in dispute resolution are essential for lawyers in all practice areas, not merely litigation. The Blackstone Society is keen to encourage students to keep alternative career paths in mind during their studies, and skills learned from competing in Negotiation will be of value to everyone, no matter what profession they plan to pursue after graduating from Law School.
The Negotiation Competition involves a simulated negotiation of a legal issue in which teams of two negotiators represent different parties to the dispute. The focus of the competition is the achievement of a negotiation outcome that satisfies the goals and expectations of each team’s client. Given this objective, no knowledge of the substantive law is necessary, and only limited pre-negotiation preparation is required. The competition aims to expose students to a form of consensual resolution of disputes that is increasingly prevalent in the community, while developing their skills of negotiation, perception and communication.
Queries regarding this competition can be forwarded to our Competitions VP Cindy Chia at email@example.com.
Sign Ups: TBC
- Wednesday 14 August
- Thursday 15 August
- Wednesday 28 August
- Thursday 29th August
Quarter-Final: Wednesday 11 September
Semi-Final: Wednesday 25 September
Grand Final: Wednesday 9 October