Congratulations University of Mississippi Law Center!

Thank you to our participants in the 2024 Transatlantic Negotiation Competition. Once again, the competition was truly global in scope. The 2024 Transatlantic Negotiation Competition saw 35 rounds of competition between 28 teams from all over the world! Between participants and judges, our competition covered six continents, 15 countries, and 15 time zones.

It was an honor for Syracuse Law School and Queen’s University Belfast to host the competition, and we hope it was a worthwhile learning experience.  

Please join us in congratulating the University of Mississippi Law Center, the winners of the 2024 Transatlantic Negotiation Competition. Also, please join us in congratulating the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences for reaching the final round of the competition. Further congratulations to the University of Houston Law Center and the University of New South Wales, who reached the semifinal round.   

The quarter-finalists were:

American Bracket:

Georgetown University Law Center

Saint Mary’s University School of Law

University of California San Francisco Law

University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

International Bracket:

Essex Law School

Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University

Jindal Global Law School 

National Law School of India University 

Queens University Belfast

University of Auckland 

Additionally, congratulations to the following teams and competitors:

Most Creative Solution to a Bargaining Problem: University of New South Wales 

Best Teamwork: University of New South Wales 

Best Advocate American Bracket: Delano Martins (Stetson University College of Law) 

Best Advocate International Bracket: Chidinma Nwalupue (Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University)  

We thank everyone once again for all your hard work and hope to see everyone back next year!

About the Transatlantic Negotiation Competition

The competition gives law students around the world an opportunity to hone their negotiation and communication skills in a transnational setting, with particular emphasis on the importance of cross-cultural negotiation and communication in resolving disputes and facilitating client agreements.

In each round of the competition, one team from the United States and one International will face each other to resolve a series of problems presented in a particular factual scenario. The scenarios are not dependent on the law of a particular country and are the type commonly encountered in international business, trade, and political disputes.

Each simulation consists of a common set of facts known by all participants, as well as confidential information known only to the participants representing a particular side. Teams may consist of four persons, but only two persons from each team are eligible to compete in each round. Each panel of evaluators will consist of three judges, with at least one judge from either Europe or the United States.

All finalists and semifinalist teams will receive a trophy commemorating their accomplishments and individual awards will be given to the competition’s best advocate, the most creative solution to a bargaining problem, and best teamwork. 

A look back at the 2021 Competition

A look back at the 2022 Competition