This competition provides an opportunity for students to try their hand at what is fast becoming the most popular means of dispute resolution available to lawyers. It is, on the whole, an exercise in diplomacy, rewarding not those who employ autocratic means of achieving the best possible outcome, but those who are most sensitive to the wishes of the party they are representing.
The Open Negotiation this year was sponsored by:
A massive congratulations to the top two teams in this competition:
- Alice Blackburn and Jashke Kriek (Winners)
- Matthew Evans and Ryan Anderson (Runners-up)
With Jashke Kriek unavailable, Alice teamed up with a fellow competitor Shane Berkery and took on the ALSA Negotiation competition. Putting on an amazing display they reached the quarter-finals and out-negotiated universities from across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.