The Donna Jo Morse Competitions involve client counseling and negotiation skills. The 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.
Aastha Kataky, Chair
Rebecca L. Novick, Associate
Prof. Nancy Maurer, Faculty Advisor
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.
2021 Morse Negotiations Competition Results:
The Finalists competed in front of the following judges on Wednesday, April 7, 2021:
Renee L. Behrens '12
Professor Aaron X. Fellmeth
Maria B. Morris, Esq. '97
Kristen M. Abele '22 & Connor M. Judd '22
Alishah Bhimani '22 & Jenna M. DiBenedetto '22