Competition aims to turn lawyers into deal makers

04/19/2010 | National Law Journal (free registration), The

A competition pitted 12 teams of law students against one another in mock business negotiations, hoping to promote the idea that lawyers should help corporate clients to foresee and avoid problems, rather than simply to pick up the pieces afterward. "This is fantastic because it adds a practical, real-world element to the law-school experience that has been absent for transactional attorneys," said one corporate lawyer brought in to judge the competition.

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