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The Fordham National Basketball Negotiation Competition

The National Basketball Negotiation Competition is hosted by the Sports Law Forum of Fordham University School of Law in New York, New York. 

Competitors are scored exclusively on their oral argument performance, as there is no brief writing component.  There are three preliminary rounds, each consisting of a different scenario that a NBA player, coach, general manager, owner or franchise may encounter.  The top teams from the preliminary rounds will advance to the knockout rounds the following day.  The advancing teams will be announced the evening before, once all of the preliminary rounds have been completed. 

Amory Minot ’14 and Tal Cushmaro ‘13
FordhamNBNC@gmail.com

2013 Inaugural Fordham National Basketball Negotiation Competition

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Fordham National Basketball Negotiation Competition!  As the first year, it was a huge success, from the caliber of competitors to the expertise of the judges.

Congratulations to First Place Team 8 from Syracuse University College of Law and Runner Up Team 5 from Pepperdine University School of Law!

The final round took place on Sunday, March 17 and was judged by Judge Denny Chin of the Second Circuit, Jeff Gewertz, Chief Legal Officer for the Brooklyn Nets, and Dimitrios Efstathiou, Senior Counsel for Major League Soccer.

 

Team 8 from Syracuse University College of Law with Jeff Gewertz, Judge Chin and Dimitrios Efstathiou

 

Team 5 from Pepperdine University School of Law with Jeff Gewertz, Judge Chin and Dimitrios Efstathiou

Thank you to the participants from

Brooklyn Law School
Emory University School of Law
Marquette University Law School
Oklahoma City University School of Law
University of Oklahoma College Of Law
Pace Law School
Rutgers School of Law
Suffolk Law School
Tulane University School of Law
Widener University School of Law
Villanova University School of Law

Competition Rules

The rules and judges’ scoring sheet for the 2013 Competition can be found here:  Competition Rules and Scoring