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Brighton University Negotiation Competition 2017/18

Why take part?

Negotiation skills are crucial to future lawyers, as many disputes do not go to court but instead are settled by way of a negotiated agreement.  The University of Brighton negotiation competition offers you the opportunity to learn about the role of negotiation in the profession and the chance to practice preparing for and undertaking a simulated negotiation.

Last year lawyers from Law firms DMH Stallard and McMillan Williams gave students the benefit of their top tips for negotiation and kindly gave their time to judge the internal final.  Winning students were offered a week’s work experience at DMH Stallard and McMillan Williams, in addition to entry to the national negotiation competition run in conjunction with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.

What is involved?

The competition involves a commitment to attend two workshops, an internal heat and if successful, an internal final.  Winning students from the final will also gain entry to the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution national competition.

WORKSHOP 1:                                   Wednesday 25 October 4.30 – 6.30pm Mithras 218

WORKSHOP 2:                                   Wednesday 1 November 4.30 – 6.30pm Mithras 218

Internal Heats:                                 Wednesday (timings to be allocated to individual teams on one of these two dates) 15 and 29 November 4.30 – 6.30pm

Internal Final:                                   Wednesday 6 December 5.00 – 8.30pm

CEDR External Competition:       February 2018 (date to be confirmed)

How do I join?

Places are limited to 24, so if you would like to take part please email Zoe Swan Z.M.Swan@brighton.ac.uk  or Carolyn Lewis CL78@brighton.ac.uk by 4pm on 24 October 2017

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Abigail Gillett • 17/10/2017


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