First Annual Canadian Negotiation Competition – March 3 & 4, 2017

Many Canadian Law schools participated in the American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competitions until this year when the ABA made a decision that it would no longer accommodate Canadian schools.  Several Canadian law schools entered into discussions to replace the ABA regional competition with a Canadian competition so that a Canadian team could advance to the International Negotiation Competition where in recent years Canadian Schools have had a record of success.  As a result of these discussions Robson Hall offered to host the first Annual Canadian National Negotiation Competition (CNNC).

International Negotiation Competition – Recent Canadian Winners

In 2016, Osgoode JD students Russell Hall and Veronika Stefanski won first place at the International Negotiation Competition held at the University of Lucerne (Switzerland) from July 4 to 9.

Read the full article as found on the Osgoode Hall Law School website.

Left to Right: Russell Hall and Veronika Stefanski

In 2015, two teams from Robson Hall took first and fifth places, at the 2015 International Negotiation Competition hosted by the Law Society of Ireland in Dublin from July 6-10.

Canada 1 was comprised of Andrew Slough and Shimon Leibl; Heather Wadsworth and Andrew Torbiak made up Canada 2.

Read the full article as found on the UM Today website.

From left to right: Michael Weinstein (National Representative and Co-Coach), Shimon Leibl (Canada 1), Andrew Slough (Canada 1), Heather Wadsworth (Canada 2), Andrew Torbiak (Canada 2), and John Pozios (Faculty Representative and Co-Coach).


logo-cncAbout the Competition

The Canadian Negotiation Competition provides a means for law students to practice and improve their negotiating skills. The competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers, negotiate a series of legal problems. The simulations deal with the same general topic, but the negotiation situation varies with each round and level of the competition.  The winners of the CNNC will advance to the 2017 International Negotiation Competition co-hosted by the Norwegian Association of Lawyers, the University of Oslo, and others June 26-July 1, 2017 Oslo, Norway.  

Schedule of Events

Online Registration Form
Printable Registration Form

Entry Fee

Each team consists of two JD candidates attending the same Canadian law school.
Each school can send up to two teams to compete.

First team $350.00
Second team additional $50.00

Cheques made payable to the University of Manitoba.

Mail to:
Maria Tepper
Room 432
Robson Hall Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
224 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Competition Coordinator:  Professor Bruce Curran, 204.474.6157

Accommodations and registration:  Please contact Maria Tepper204.474.9775

We have a limited number of double bed rooms reserved at the Inn at the Forks for $164 per night.
The Phone number is 1-877-377-4100 and to get the special rate of $164 the room has to be booked before February 16th.
Please contact Maria for the Group Reservation number.

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