April 4, 2016 – Three UCLA School of Law students, Jeffrey Brandt ’16, Christine M. Ristow ’17 and Matthew J. Weber ’16, were named national champions in the Seventh Annual Transactional LawMeet®. The final round of the national negotiation competition was held on April 1st in New York, and hosted by the law office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
The students worked as a team to draft a transactional agreement and negotiate the merger of two emerging technology companies. A total of 84 teams participated in the regional competition, with 14 teams selected to compete live in the national rounds.
The Transactional LawMeet is the premier “moot court” experience for students interested in a transactional practice. The teams were judged by a panel of experts from practice, and the UCLA School of Law team was coached by Professor Michael Woronoff and alumnus Payom Pirahesh '11.
The winning UCLA Law team was supported by the law school’s Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy. The Lowell Milken Institute organized the team, arranged for coaches and provided financial support for travel.