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Emory Law teams win "best negotiator" at LawMeets competitions

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The Kansas City team accepts their award at the recent LawMeets competition. Pictured (from left) are: Jasmine Johnson 2L, Liu Chen 2L, Yoojin Kim 2L, Katherine Koops (Coach), Zhiqian Chen 2L, and Mengqian Wang 2L.

On Friday, February 27, 2015, Emory’s Transactional Law Program Negotiation Teams won Best Negotiator (Seller’s side) titles in both the Southeastern and the Midwestern Regional LawMeets® competitions.  Both Emory teams will now advance to the National LawMeets® competition to be held in April at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City.

Sue Payne, executive director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice, said, “These two regional LawMeets victories – accomplished by a cohesive group of intelligent, creative, hard-working students – confirm our Transactional Law Program’s rightful place as a national leader in transactional law and skills education.”

The students on Emory’s Atlanta team are Jennifer Greene 2L, Sarika Mathur 2L, Jingjing Gao 3L (alternate), and Jili Xue 3L (alternate). Emory’s Kansas City team includes Liu Chen 2L, Zhiqian Chen 2L, Jasmine Johnson 2L, Mengqian Wang 2L, and Yoojin Kim 2L (alternate).  Payne and Katherine Koops, an Emory Law adjunct professor and attorney at Taylor English Duma, coached the teams.  

The Atlanta team shows off their LawMeets award. Pictured (from left) are: Jingjing Gao 3L, Jenn Greene 2L, Sarika Mathur 2L, and Sue Payne (Coach). Not pictured: Jili Xue 3L. Photo credit: Paula Gould.

Eighty-four teams competed in seven regional rounds.  Fourteen teams, seven for the Buyer and seven for the Seller, will compete at the national competition.  The teams that competed in the Southeast Regional and Mid-West Regional meets are listed below. 

Southeast Regional

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Duke University School of Law
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • John Marshall Law School
  • Marquette University Law School
  • Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • Nova Southeastern University Sheppard Broad Law Center
  • University of Georgia Law
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law  
Mid-West Regional
  • Baylor Law School
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • Notre Dame Law School
  • UCLA School of Law
  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • William Mitchell College of Law

Center for Transactional Law and Practice

Emory Law is acclaimed for combining doctrine and practice in its rigorous curricular program, serving as the model for transactional education programs across the country. Through the Center's Transactional Law Program, students have the opportunity to become financially literate, acquire a strong foundation in business law doctrine, and practice contract drafting and other critical deal skills. The Center provides a roadmap for every student interested in studying transactional law—from those who want to learn only the basics to those who want to go further and earn the Transactional Law and Skills Certificate.