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November 02, 2011 14:00 ET

University of Calgary: The 2011 ABA Law Negotiation Competition

Faculty of Law to host the 2011 American Bar Association Negotiation Competition

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2011) - The 2011 American Bar Association Law Student Division Negotiation Competition will be hosted by the University of Calgary's Faculty of Law on November 5-6, 2011.

"One of the things that has set the University of Calgary law school apart from its very beginning has been its commitment to skills education", says Ian Holloway, dean of the Faculty of Law. "That we're able to partner with the ABA and with our friends at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP to sponsor this year's negotiation competition is in keeping with both our roots and our future. It will be a real delight to be able to host so many visitors to Calgary and to be able to introduce them to Canada's most dynamic and exciting legal market."

Negotiation competitions showcase legal students' proficiency in negotiation – an important skill set for all lawyers in all areas of legal practice. Teams are composed of two Juris Doctor (JD) candidates attending the same law school, negotiating on behalf of their client to resolve a dispute or to negotiate an agreement.

The competition consists of two qualifying rounds, in which each team negotiates directly against another team and indirectly against two other teams. The top four teams will advance to the final round.

Over one hundred students, judges and coaches representing up to twelve different North American law schools are expected to participate in the two-day competition. Media are invited to cover the competitions that are unscripted, fast-paced and exciting to watch.

Competition details can be found on the Faculty of Law's website: http://www.law.ucalgary.ca/.

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