Widener Law’s Transactional Law Competition Team
sent a team of three students and an alternate to compete at the 4th Annual Transactional LawMeet Mid-Atlantic Regional qualifier held at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University on Friday, February 16th. The team of Deniz S. Uzel, Jay S. Patel, Amber Marsano, and alternate Michael Swoyer performed well, placing fourth in the region for drafting, and tying for 3rd place in negotiations for the “buyer” side.
Approximately 74 teams competed nationally in the competition across six regional sites, with 14 teams evenly divided between “sellers” and “buyers” competing at the Mid-Atlantic Regional. Deniz, Jay, and Amber competed in three rounds of negotiations against teams from top regional law schools with two accomplished Transactional Law practitioners sitting in as judges on each 50-minute round. Assistant Professor Luke M. Scheuer
, Associate Professor of Law and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Patrick J. Johnston
, and Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law Lawrence A. Hamermesh
served as advisors for the team.
Third-year Delaware campus student Peter Tsoflias and fellow students Robert Crawley and Selena Molina formed the Transactional Law Competition Team
this past year in order to provide students an outlet to develop practical skills for drafting and negotiating contracts. Working with Professors Scheuer and Hamermesh, the students put together a Transactional Law Competition team to participate in training, exercises, and mock-negotiations in order to develop vital transactional law skills with the ultimate goal of sending a team to compete at the regional Transactional LawMeet.
“This team was just founded on Widener's campus this past year, and the fact that we were able to come so far in negotiations and drafting with highly competitive schools has been a great accomplishment,” said Uzel.
In the accompanying video, Deniz, Amber, Jay, and Michael discuss the competition and being part of the Transactional Law Competition Team.