March 24 – 26, 2023

The field is set for the 2023 Transatlantic Negotiation Competition. We have schools from every continent in the world with an institution of higher education.


American Teams 

Baylor University School of Law – Waco, Texas 

Florida International University College of Law – Miami, Florida 

Georgetown University Law Center – Washington, D.C. 

Liberty University School of Law – Lynchburg, Virginia 

Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law -White Plains, New York 

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law – Birmingham, Alabama 

South Texas College of Law – Houston, Texas 

Stetson University College of Law – Gulfport, Florida, 

Syracuse University College of Law – Syracuse, New York

University of California College of the Law, San Francisco – San Francisco, California 

University of Houston Law Center – Houston, Texas 

University of Mississippi School of Law – University, Mississippi 

International Teams 

National Law Institute University – Bhopal, India 

National Law University, Jodhpur – Rajasthan India

National University of Juridical Sciences – Kolkata, India

Newcastle University – Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil 

Queens University Belfast – Belfast, Northern Ireland

Singapore Managment University – Bras Basah, Singapore

Swansea University Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law – Swansea, Wales

University of Auckland – Auckland, New Zealand

University of Nairobi – Nairobi, Kenya

University of New South Wales – Sydney, Australia  

Competition Details

  • TANC will be held virtually.
  • Because of the differences in when American and non-American schools start their semesters, the American field will be revealed in mid-November and the International side in January 2023. 
  • 2023 Competition Rules
  • The competition problems will be released in February 2023.
  • The competition will take place March 24-26, 2023.
  • The competition will be in English.
  • Teams may consist of four persons, but only two persons from each team are eligible to compete in each round.
  • Each round will be one hour in duration.

The competition gives law students on both sides of the Atlantic 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 from Europe 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 team work. 

Last year’s competition featured participants (teams and judges) from 23 different countries spanning 8 time zones.

A look back at the 2021 Competition

A look back at the 2022 Competition