Business Law Program students 3L Roberto Baez, 2L Kimberleigh Dyess, and 2L Robbie Walker won first place for their drafted agreement at the fifth annual Transactional LawMeet on February 27, a competition among 84 teams in which law students engage in mock negotiations after having drafted a transactional agreement.
The LawMeet requires students to draw on their research, problem-solving skills, drafting ability, business sense, understanding of contracts, and negotiation savvy. Each year competition organizers present student teams with a new and complex business transaction simulation that challenges them to get the best possible outcome for a fictional client.
“Roberto, Kimberleigh, and Robbie did a tremendous job of representing Maryland Carey Law in this exciting and demanding business law-focused competition,” said Professor Michelle Harner, director of the Business Law Program. “And we have to especially thank the Pittler Fund for Excellence in Business Law for providing the students with the financial resources needed to participate.” Cardozo School of Law hosted the Mid-Atlantic Regional meet and was a co-sponsor of the competition.
Maryland Carey Law alum Joseph P. Ward ‘03 of Miles & Stockbridge and Business Law Program Associate Director Hilary Hansen coached the team and joined students in New York for the competition.
This year’s problem involved a deal to facilitate the acquisition of a glass manufacturing company, starting with the drafting of a purchase agreement and ending at the negotiation table in New York, where they faced opposing teams from Cardozo and Temple while panels of expert practitioners observed.