UGA School of Law wins national negotiation competition

Monday, April 2, 2012

Writer: Cindy H. Rice, 706/542-5172, cindyh@uga.edu
Contact: Carol Morgan, 706/542-2003, cemorgan@uga.edu

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law recently captured first place at the Robert R. Merhige, Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition.

The annual two-day competition features teams from around the country and involves several rounds of negotiation centered on current issues in environmental law. Held at the University of Richmond School of Law, the contest was created in memory of the late U.S. District Court Judge Robert Merhige.

During the tournament, Georgia Law defeated Georgetown University Law Center in the semifinals and Lewis & Clark Law School in the finals to take home the top trophy. Representing the law school were second-year students Christopher A. Knapik and Christopher S. Smith.

"Competitions like this are a great way for our business law students to get hands-on experience in representing clients during negotiations," said Georgia Law Business Law and Ethics Program Instructor Carol Morgan. "I am so proud of their hard work and success."

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View a video of the final round of competition