The Kline School of Law hosted the Mid-Atlantic Regional LawMeet, one of seven regional competitions held on Feb. 24.
The law school, where Professor Karl Okamoto created the first LawMeet in 2010, hosted teams from Cardozo School of Law, Boston College School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Georgetown Law School, Hofstra Maurice A. Deane School of Law, New York Law School, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Western New England University School of Law, Widener University Commonwealth Law School and Widener University Delaware Law School. Teams from Hofstra and Maryland advanced to the National LawMeet, which will be held in the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell.
Kline School of Law 3Ls Kristen Capriotti and Dylan Caplan advanced to the Semi-Finals in the Regional LawMeet hosted by the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
In all, 84 teams took part in the Eighth Annual Transactional LawMeet.
The case this year involves the sale of the brewing, bottling and wholesale distribution operations of a fictitious beverage company. Over two months, students drafted a purchase agreement, interviewed their clients, and marked up opposing teams’ drafts. The regional portion of the competition culminated with live negotiations judged by partners from some of the nation’s leading law firms, corporate general counsels and other senior practitioners.
At the Denver Regional LawMeet, Capriotti and Caplan squared off against teams from Brigham Young University, University of Michigan Law School, University of San Diego School of Law, University of South Dakota School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, University of Georgia School of Law, West Virginia University School of Law, University of Kansas School of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law and Marquette University Law School. Teams from Georgia and San Diego advanced to the National LawMeet in that region.
Okamoto established LawMeets as a way to deliver practical skills exercises to law students interested in transactional law and to create skill-based exercises that law professors can deliver through an online platform.