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 6, 2020 from 12:15-6:30 pm. The Competition is modeled on the very successful Transactional LawMeet, created by Professor Karl Okamoto, which is on hiatus.

A 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.

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Teams wishing to participate in the 2020 UCLA Transactional Law Competition must register by filling out a registration form and paying the $250 registration fee when registration opens on September 6. Registration fees must be received within 30 days of registration or the team may be removed from the competition.

In lieu of fees, a school may elect to supply two judges with significant transactional law experience. Please contact Sarah Korobkin at sarah.korobkin@law.ucla.edu if your team is interested in this option.

Each team must pay $250 by check (or have it waived) within 30 days of registering, but in no event later than November 15, 2019. Checks 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:

September 6 Registration Opens
October 31 Registration Closes
December 13 Case Statement Published to Teams
January 24 Client Conference Call – Each team will engage in a conference call for its side of the transaction and may pose questions and seek clarification on the issues from the client.
February 7 Drafts Due
February 21 Client Conference Call
February 28 All Mark-ups Due
March 6 Competition at UCLA School of Law

If you have any additional questions please contact Sarah Korobkin at sarah.korobkin@law.ucla.edu or (310) 267-4728.