2014 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Meet Finalists and Semi-finalists
Hosted by University of Georgia Law and Cardozo Law
Emory Law teams won first place in the Mid-Atlantic and second place in the Southeast in regional competitions of the 2014 National Transactional LawMeet® on Friday, Feb. 28. Emory’s Mid-Atlantic victors will move on to compete in the national competition in New York City in April.
Both teams were awarded first place for best draft.Trevor Anderson 3L and Gillian Bialer 3L negotiated in the Mid-Atlantic region, supported by teammates Matthew Pi 3L and Pengyu Chen 3L. Benjamin Smyser 3L and Marcus Brown 3L negotiated in the Southeastern region, supported by teammate Jili Xue 2L. Professors Sue Payne, Susan Wilson, and Tom Dare coached the teams.
The LawMeets® Transactional Law Meet negotiation competition requires students to meet a client via video, draft an agreement, interview the client via conference calls, mark up an agreement from opposing counsel and negotiate two rounds with the other side’s counsel during the meet. Judges are drawn from the local bar in each region. Students are evaluated on drafts and mark-ups as well as negotiation skills. Judges rate negotiators on professional demeanor, understanding of the issues and effectiveness in achieving client objectives.