National Transactional LawMeet

Law students negotiating during the National Transactional LawMeet.
Student competitors during a Transactional LawMeet negotiation session at UCLA School of Law.

The Lowell Milken Institute works with student teams from the law school that compete each year in the National Transactional LawMeet®, the premier “moot court” experience for students interested in transactional practice. The Transactional LawMeet allows students to focus on two critical transactional skills: drafting contract provisions; and negotiating those provisions within the bounds of the client’s instructions. The Transactional LawMeet is a highly competitive environment for students interested in business law to practice and refine their transactional skills. The Institute pairs each team with an experienced practitioner to coach the team. Coaches refine and guide students’ research, drafting efforts and presentations. Participation in the competitions allows students to receive training and hands on experience that is often lacking in the classroom setting. Students not only learn the law of the subject area, but practice drafting and negotiating their positions. These invaluable experiences provided by the Institute give UCLA Law students a head start on their professional development.

Read about other competitions available for UCLA School of Law students on our Opportunities page.