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Law School Students Finish Strong in Regional Negotiation Competition

November 10, 2010

Liberty University School of Law competed aggressively this past weekend, earning second place in the final round of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Regional Negotiation Competition. The competition took place at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

For the past three consecutive years, Liberty has been the defending Regional champion and this year Liberty performed well in one of the most competitive regions in the nation. Karlee Shelton (Class of 2012) and Todd Shockley (Class of 2012) placed second, securing a spot for Liberty to compete in the upcoming ABA National Negotiation Competition to be held next February.  This placed Liberty among the top twenty-five teams in the country for the fourth consecutive year.  The team of Tim Todd (Class of 2011) and Bobby Toy (Class of 2012) finished strong in the tournament as well, missing the final four by only one point.

Professor Joel Hesch, commented about the team’s achievement, “I am so proud of the way our school rose to the challenge of defending our title as reigning three-time Regional Champion. Placing second and sixth in the most competitive region in the nation is a credit to the students and our program. Our students displayed negotiation skills at the level of seasoned attorneys. I could not be more pleased and proud of them.”
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