UCLA Transactional Law Competition

Participants in the UCLA Transactional Law Competition.

About the Competition

The UCLA Transactional Law Competition offers law students an opportunity to practice drafting and negotiating a simulated complex business transaction. Student teams, representing either the buyer or seller, draft portions of the proposed agreement and then negotiate the terms with an opposing team. Experienced practitioners will serve as judges for the Competition. UCLA School of Law will host the competition on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 12:15-5:00 pm PST. The Competition is modeled on the very successful Transactional LawMeet, created by Professor Karl Okamoto, which is on hiatus. Registration is by invitation only. If you wish to be considered please fill out the waitlist form.

An invited school can send up to two teams, each of which shall consist of two to four members. Members must be second or third year full time law students in a JD program, or students in a legal graduate program such as an L.L.M. First year students are not permitted to participate. For more information, read through our FAQ.


Teams wishing to participate in the 2024 UCLA Transactional Law Competition may register through the invitation or may request to participate through the waitlist. Registration for invited teams closes on November 17. Waitlist teams will be notified if they have been accepted on or before December 1, 2023. All teams must pay a $250 registration fee and provide at least one judge for the competition. All fees must be paid and judges identified on or before December 1, 2023 or the team may be disqualified.

Fees must be paid by check and should be made out to “UC Regents.” Invoices are available upon request. Checks should be mailed to:

Rachel Estrada
Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy
UCLA School of Law
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476

Important Dates

The timeline for the Competition is as follows:

November 17 Registration Closes for Invited Teams
December 1 Requesting Teams Notified
December 15 Case Statement Published to Teams
January 26Client Conference Call
February 2 Drafts Due
February 9 Client Conference Call
February 16 All Mark-ups Due
February 23 Competition 12:15 – 5:00 pm
Awards Reception 5:00 – 6:30 pm


If you have questions about participating in the Competition please contact Sarah Karlsson at karlsson@law.ucla.edu.

Questions about invoices or payment must be directed to Rachel Estrada at estrada@law.ucla.edu.

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