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, March 3, 2023 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 2023 UCLA Transactional Law Competition may register through the invitation or may request to participate through the waitlist. Registration for invited teams closes on November 18. Waitlist teams will be notified if they have been accepted on or before December 1, 2022. All teams must pay a $200 registration fee and provide at least one judge for the competition. All fees must be paid and judges identified on or before December 1, 2022 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 18 Registration Closes for Invited Teams
December 1 Requesting Teams Notified
December 16 Case Statement Published to Teams
February 3Client Conference Call
February 10 Drafts Due
February 17 Client Conference Call
February 24 All Mark-ups Due
March 3 Competition 12:15 – 5:00 pm
Awards Reception 5:00 – 6:30 pm


If you have any additional questions please contact Sarah Karlsson at karlsson@law.ucla.edu or (310) 267-4728. Questions about invoices or payment can 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.