UCLA Law Students Place Second in National Negotiation Competition

April 5, 2011 – Three UCLA School of Law students, Timothy Najera ’12, Payom Pirahesh ’11 and Scott Timpe ’11, finished second place in the Second Annual Transactional Lawyering Meet. The national negotiation competition was held March 31 and April 1 at Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The students, who are members of the law school’s Business Law and Policy Program, worked as a team to draft a transactional agreement and negotiate its provisions. The first round of the competition was negotiated by Najera and Timpe. The final round, versus Western New England College School of Law, was negotiated by Pirahesh and Timpe.

Approximately 30 law school teams participated in the competition, which is the first and only “moot court” experience for students interested in transactional practice. The teams were judged by a panel of experts from practice, and the UCLA School of Law team was sponsored by Professor Michael Woronoff.