Donna Jo Morse Negotiations Competition

​The Donna Jo Morse Negotiations Competition takes place during the spring semester and gives Albany Law students 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 an assigned 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. Each team will do a brief self-critique following the negotiation.

2023-2024 Committee:

Justin M. Aragosa, Competition Chair

Kevin P. Hoenig, Competition Associate

Daniel Bollana, Faculty Advisor

Competition Requirements:

To prepare for this competition, each team must formulate a strategy designed to ensure a favorable outcome for the client. The competitors will be required to address a different problem for each round of the competition. The competition is open to all second-, third-, and fourth-year Albany Law students who have a GPA of 2.0 or above.

2023 ​​​Morse Negotiations Competition Results:

The Finalists competed in front of the following judges on Wednesday, April 12, 2023:

David W. Crossman, Esq. '17

Cassie M. Prugh, Esq. '03

Scott F. Quesnel, Esq. '05


Justin M. Aragosa (Dec. '24) & Abraham V. Frangie '24

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Erin L. Butler '23 & Lily G. Killar '23

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