Students who are interested in participating in the ABA Law Student Division 2013-14 Negotiation Competition are invited to submit their expression of interest and availability to BOTH Professors Arnold and Gleason at firstname.lastname@example.org and MaryJoGleason@kycourts.net. It is very important that you send an email message to both Professors Arnold and Gleason. Your message should include: a) why you are interested in the Negotation Competition Team; b) any experience you have had with negotiations (including any past or current classes or other experience); c) your time availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends during September, October, and early November; d) your cell phone number and your email addresses. You may attach a resume if you would like, but it's not necessary. The deadline for expressions of interest is Noon on Wednesday, September 11.
Professor Gleason will be the coach. Professor Arnold (who normally co-coaches with Professor Gleason) will only be involved in getting the teams established and initially oriented to negotiation and the competition structure. He will be organizing and administering one of the regional competitions, which will be held at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, November 9-10. Since he will have access to both sides of the regional competition problems, he cannot be involved in coaching any teams after the problems are made available to him. In addition, our teams will NOT compete at U of L, because it is likely that the judges will know who you are. The ABA has authorized us to send our teams to a different region, yet to be determined.
We will take 2 teams to the regional, which will be either November 2-3 or November 9-10. The selected participants must be available to travel either weekend (we won't know which one until we know to which region we will be assigned), be available for practices (2-3 hours each) at least twice per week from September 16 to November 9, and be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing no later than October 1. If we receive more expression of interest than the 4 spots available on the teams, we will give preference to students with negotiation experience, as this competition develops and requires advanced negotiation skills. If you have questions about what participation in the competition is like, you might want to contact 3Ls Patrick Markey and Emily Peeler, who competed last year. Incidentally, we took a team to Nationals last year and ended up 10th in the nation out of 240 teams! We are planning for another great year this year. Thank you for your interest!