9 Nov 2017
Negotiation Competition 2018
CEDR is delighted to announce the launch of the 2018 National Student Negotiation Competition for England and Wales.
The competition, which is organised and sponsored by CEDR in collaboration with the University of Law, pits pairs of Law Students from across England and Wales against each other to negotiate a series of challenging fictional scenarios. The National Winners will receive the competition trophy, a cash prize and entry to the International Competition as the English and Welsh representatives. This year, the International Final will be hosted in Cardiff, United Kingdom.
The National competition consists of regional heats in Bristol, Chester, Leeds and London, as well as the National Final and Finals dinner, which this year is being held at the University of Law, London.
The format of the competition is below:
Monday 29 January 2018
Deadline for entries
Saturday 17 February 2018
London regional Heat, The International Dispute Resolution Centre, 70 Fleet Street, London.
Saturday 24 February 2018
Bristol regional Heat, The University of Law, Bristol
Chester regional Heat, The University of Law, Chester
Leeds regional Heat, The University of Law, Leeds
Saturday 10 March 2018
Training Day for Finalists, London
Saturday 24 March 2018
National Final and Dinner, The University of Law, London
Teams are ranked on their performance by professional lawyers, business people and academics, as well as being scored in 8 categories.
These categories are:
- Negotiating Planning
- Relationship between the Negotiating Teams
- Information Gathering
- Negotiation Ethics
In the regional heats, teams will each take part in 2 scenarios. 12 teams will progress to the National Final, where teams will participate in 3 new scenarios (including a three-way negotiation).
For the first time, this year CEDR is providing webinars for all entered students in the skills of negotiation. This is designed to give all students whatever their level of experience, the opportunity to hone their skills in advance of the competition.
CEDR will also be offering a free day’s training session in Negotiation for the Finalists of the competition to allow them to develop advanced skills.
Eligibility and How to Apply
The competition is open to all students currently studying for an undergraduate, postgraduate or professional qualification in law or an aligned area at an institution in England and Wales. Separate competitions are held for students studying in Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively.
Students who have previously reached the National Final may not re-enter the competition.
Students may also not enter the competition on more than two occasions (regardless of outcome).
Each institution may enter up to 2 teams for the competition. Each team entry must be accompanied by an entry fee of £75 + VAT (£90 total) per team.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 29 January 2018. Entries do not need to be made with the names of the team members to apply but we require the names of individual team members by 1 February 2018.
For more information about the event, visit our dedicated Foundation section.
Applications can be made via the CEDR website at the following link from Thursday 9 November 2017.