Donna Jo Morse Negotiations Competition

Morse Negotiations

The Donna Jo Morse Competitions involve client counseling and negotiation skills.

DSC_0526.jpgThe Negotiations Competition provides law students with the opportunity to develop and practice negotiation skills. Students work in pairs and negotiate against another pair of students acting as attorneys. Each team represents a client and is provided with both common and confidential facts. The confidential facts represent the concerns of the client to be addressed in the negotiation.

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Nicholas K. Davoli, Chair

Calee M. Oas, Associate

Professor Dorothy Hill, Faculty Advisor

Competition Requirements:
The competition consists of pairs of students acting as a team to represent the hypothetical client. Each team must formulate a strategy designed to elicit the necessary information from the client. Competition is open to all second-, third-, and fourth-year Albany Law students who have a GPA of 2.0 or above. The competitors will be required to address a different problem for each round of the competition.


The Final Round was held on Thursday, March 6, 2014.  After seventeen teams started the semester, our final round judges, Maria Morris '97, Bryan Goldberger '84, Steve Quesnel '05, determined our winners:

Congratulations to the 2014 Donna Jo Morse Negotiations Winners:

Michael Wetmore '14 & Brittiny Razzano '14!


This was the first time in the history of the Morse Competitions that a student or team of students won both the Negotiations and Client Counseling competition.

Congratulations to the 2014 Donna Jo Morse Negotiations Finalists:

Gregory Pratt '14 & Kathleen Evers '14!



Michael Wetmore '14, Competition Chair Nicholas Davoli '14, Brittiny Razzano '14


Congratulations to the 2013 Donna Jo Morse Negotiations Winners:

Amanda Ramnaraign '14 & Alana Brady '14!

Winners Amanda Ramnaraign & Alana Brady alongside Mr. John Morse
Congruatlions as well to the finalists:
Nadia Arginteanu '13 & Maura Kernan '13!!
 The Final Round was held on March 5, 2013.


Congratulations to the 2012 Donna Jo Morse Negotiations Winners Ian E. Penders and Andrew D. Woodman, and Finalists Krysten G. Kenny and Marc R. Pallozzi!

Both finalist teams demonstrated excellent negotiating skills, and after a very close round, Ian and Andrew were declared the ultimate winners of the competition.  

The final round was held on March 6, 2012.