UCL reaches negotiation competition final

A team from University College London (UCL) have pushed their way through to the final of a national competition to find the country’s toughest negotiators.

Students Ron Sachs and Eno Usoro have managed to successfully negotiate five different scenarios beating 25 other teams of UCL law society members to secure a spot at the national final at Liverpool John Moores University on 28 March.

“The competition was a great learning experience and an opportunity to develop practical skills that a student would not ordinarily have the chance to develop during their undergraduate degree studies.  I’m looking forward to Saturday, being able to compete at a national level will be very rewarding,” said Usoro.

The competition involves teams of law students going head to head in fictional scenarios to measure their negotiation skills.

They are tasked with negotiating a transaction or resolving a dispute on behalf of a fictional client and are judged on the outcome of the negotiation, how prepared they are, their flexibility, teamwork, ethics and their relationship with the opposing team.

Five teams from College of Law’s Birmingham, York, Guildford and London Bloomsbury branches, have also made it into the final.

All  teams will be vying to represent England and Wales in The International Negotiation Competition in Chicago.