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Touro Law Center to Host ABA Regional Negotiation Competition


November 8, 2010

Central Islip, NY – Touro Law Center has the honor of hosting the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division Region 2 Negotiation Competition this coming fall. The Competition will be held on Sunday, November 14th with two preliminary rounds and the final round will be held on Monday, November 15th. Competitors will be representing many law schools from the surrounding states.

The ABA Law Student Division's Negotiation Competition promotes greater interest among law students in legal negotiation and provides a means for them to practice and improve their negotiating skills. The competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers and operating in teams of two, negotiate opposing interests in a series of legal problems. The simulations consist of both a common set of facts known by all participants and confidential information known only to the participants representing a particular side. All of the simulations deal with the same general topic, but the negotiation situation varies with each round and level of the competition.

Volunteer judges will grade participants based upon their legal analysis, poise, creativity, communication, and negotiation skills. The teams receiving the highest scores during Round 1 and Round 2 on Sunday will advance to the final round on Monday. The winning team will advance to the national competition to be held in Atlanta, GA.
Attorneys interested in participating as judges for the competition should contact the Law Center’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Kristin Matthews at (631) 761-7063 or kmatthews@tourolaw.edu.

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Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

Touro is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was established in 1971 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. More than 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles, are separately accredited institutions governed in common by the same Board of Trustees as Touro College.

For more info contact:
Jillian Babcock
Office of Development
jbabcock@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7064
Fax (631) 761-7069