November 3, 2011

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Lawrence Negotiations draws largest field of competitors ever

One-hundred students competed in the preliminary rounds of this year’s James K.L. Lawrence Negotiations Competition, making this the largest Lawrence competition ever.

Winners of this year’s event, held Oct. 17-18, are the teams of Daniel Best and Andy Gammill, both 2Ls, and 3L Chris Bordenave and 2L Kwame Christian. They will advance to the regional competition in Ottawa, Ontario, held November 12-13. Both teams will be coached by Rishi Batra.

Other finalists were the teams of Kristin Pe and Christopher Stroeer, both 2Ls, and 3Ls Josh Barkan and Josh Dougherty.

During the competition, teams of two law students working as advocates for a fictitious client negotiate against one another. They are judged on their ability to work together, establish rapport with the opposing team, and maximize the interests of their client. Every team competes in the first two rounds, after which the competition becomes single elimination.

The competition is named after James K.L. Lawrence ’65, a partner with Frost Brown Todd in Cincinnati. He has worked at the National Labor Relations Board and has mediated disputes for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Court of Common Pleas for Hamilton County, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Mediation Project and with private clients.

Through continued study at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard, he has blended study and practice when teaching courses in mediation and negotiation at Moritz and at the University of Cincinnati Law School. He generously has given of his time, talent, and resources to Moritz’ Program on Dispute Resolution over the years.

To volunteer your assistance for upcoming moot court programs, contact Elizabeth Sherowski ’96 at sherowski.2@osu.edu.

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