On February 16, nine teams competed in the inaugural William & Mary Law School Transactional Law Tournament hosted by the Transactional Law Team. Participating law schools included: William & Mary Law School; Duke University School of Law; Wake Forest University School of Law; American University Washington College of Law; and University of Baltimore School of law.
Teams successfully drafted and negotiated a multi-million dollar Asset Purchase Agreement. Ten judges from the Richmond and Williamsburg legal communities provided excellent feedback to the competitors. Judges included a variety of law school professors, business school professors and practicing attorneys.
Sam Moore and Dan Gillon from Duke University School of Law won “Best Overall,” and Elyssa Morris J.D. ’22 and Max Chu J.D. ’22 from William & Mary Law School won “Best Draft.” Congratulations to all!
“We are grateful to all the competitors and judges for making this inaugural event a success. We look forward to hosting this competition in future years to provide law students who are interested in transactional law with an opportunity to develop drafting and negotiation skills,” said tournament organizers Abby Cross J.D. ’21, Andrew Grindstaff J.D. ’21 and Julia Metaxa J.D. ’21.
About the Transactional Law Team
The Transactional Law Team is dedicated to providing a forum for William & Mary law students to explore and improve their transactional law ability, skills and interest through preparation for and participation in transactional law competitions. Activities include competing in tournaments held throughout the United States; hosting tournaments independently or in conjunction with other law schools; networking with students at other law schools, colleges, and universities related to transactional law issues; and networking with William & Mary undergraduate or law alumni to further the knowledge, exposure to, and experience in transactional law practices. In addition, the team practices negotiation and drafting skills, as well as covers various areas of law relevant to the making and closing of deals. For more information, please visit our team website: https://tribelink.wm.edu/organization/transactionallaw.
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