The First Annual Transactional Lawyering Meet, held in early March at the Earle Mack School of Law, is featured in an article by The National Law Journal focusing on the growing movement by law schools to better equip students with transactional and deal-making skills.
The competition, the first of its kind in the country, required students representing fictional buyers or sellers to negotiate the purchase of a manufacturing company's business by a private equity investment group. The teams, from 10 law schools around the U.S., worked to hammer out a letter of intent that would serve the best interests of their respective clients, each of whom wanted a deal on their own terms. Transactional lawyers from some of the nation's leading firms served as judges during the competition and provided feedback on the students' performance.
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