Tribute to Creighton's Negotiations Team

Publication year2001


Creighton Law Review

Vol. 36


The American Bar Association Negotiation Competition provides students with a means to develop their negotiating skills. The Competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers, negotiate a series of legal problems. The simulations consist of a common set of facts known to all participants and confidential information known only to the participants representing a particular side. The judges observe two negotiations of the same problem. The judges then rank the four teams in order of their effectiveness based on the judging standards.

Creighton's teams have perennially performed well in competitions, having advanced to the regional negotiation finals in eight of the past ten years and having qualified for the national finals in five of those years. The Creighton teams have performed well in the national finals, finishing as high as eighth (Nancy Crawford and Kelly Dean, 1994), fifth (Keith Broll and Richard Dunn, 1998) and second (Christine Boone and Theresia Urich, 1995). However, until this past year, a national championship had eluded Creighton.

In November of 2001, the Creighton Law School team of Karen Douglas and Angel Harris-Lewis won the 16-team...

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