Negotiation teams finish as finalists in two national contests, boast three national titles in four years
School of Law negotiation teams continue to strongly represent UGA in competitions pitting our students against others from top law schools from across the nation. The law school boasts three national titles in the last four years in addition to top placements this academic year.
In April, third-year students Andrew J. “Andy” Klemm and Savannah B. Phinney competed in the first-ever virtual Transactional LawMeets Competition, which was originally scheduled to be held at the University of Denver. The pair, who earned the Best Draft Award, finished as first runner-up for their representation of a private equity buyer in a complex M&A transaction. They were assisted by third-year student Ethan J. Rode.
Clinical Professor & Business Law and Ethics Program Director Carol Morgan (J.D.’79) said having a negotiation competition with other remote teams and judges via Zoom was a learning experience in and of itself. “I am especially proud of these students for excelling in this competition,” she said.
Third-year students Nora Brogan (left) and Cole McFerren were described as a “powerhouse” at the Duke Law Interscholastic Transactional Law Competition in February.
Earlier in the school year, third-year students Eleanor “Nora” Brogan and W. Coleman “Cole” McFerren placed second in the Duke Law Interscholastic Transactional Law Competition. They were scored on their drafting and negotiation skills on behalf of sellers in a complex stock purchase transaction. One judge described the pair as a “powerhouse.”
At the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition, second-year students Garrett Michael and Jenna Wojcicki were named co-champions, while second-year students Josh Fowler and Sadie Gibson finished as finalists.