The Center for Sports Law & Policy at Thomas Jefferson School of Law hosted the Sixth Annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition on Friday through Sunday, September 23-25, 2016.
The Competition weekend began Friday evening with a Welcome Mixer on the 8th floor roof-top of the Law School.
On Saturday, 40 teams from 23 different law schools competed in the sports negotiation competition, ranging from New York to South Dakota, to San Diego. For the Preliminary Rounds on Saturday, 37 different judges were utilized, including 21 Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni, as well as Thomas Jefferson School of Law Assistant Dean for Program Development and Distance Education Jason Fiske ‘08. Final Round Judges also included Marty Hochman, Assistant General Counsel for Callaway Golf Company, James McCurdy, President of the Pioneer League, Minor League Baseball and Chad Payne ’07, Vice President and General Counsel of The Players’ Tribune.
After the Preliminary Rounds, all teams and judges were invited to the 8th floor roof-top for a reception and announcement of the four finalist teams.
On Sunday, the four finalist teams competed. California Western School of Law took home the Championship Trophy, followed by Texas A&M University School of Law, and Quinnipiac University School of Law, who finished in Third Place.
"Thank you to all forty competition teams, the students who helped to draft the fact patterns, the alums and judges who donated their time, and the staff for making the 6th Annual 2016 National Sports Law Negotiation Competition a great success,” said Thomas Jefferson School of Law Center Director for Sports Law & Policy Jeremy Evans ’11.