Albany Law Team Advances to National Negotiation Finals

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Date: 12/04/2008

Albany Law School students Megan Burke ‘10 and Francine Campbell '09 will compete in the American Bar Association (ABA) Negotiation Competition National Finals at the ABA Midyear Meeting this February in Boston. Only 24 teams from a field of more than 200 were selected to advance to the final round.

Burke and Campbell competed against 20 teams from a dozen law schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the regional competition held in New York City in November. This marks the second time in the past six years that Albany Law School has been represented in the national competition.

 The ABA Law Student Division's Negotiation Competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers, negotiate a series of legal problems. The simulations consist of a common set of facts known by all participants and confidential information known only to the participants representing a particular side. All of this year's simulations deal with Elder Law, but the negotiation situation varies with each round and level of the competition.