Robson Hall students dominate over the weekend winning both the 2015 ABA National Negotiation Competition and the 2015 MacIntyre Cup!
2015 ABA National Negotiation Competition
Congratulations to Shimon Leibl and Andrew Slough, the 2015 ABA National Negotiation Competition Champions! One hundred and ninety one teams from 110 US and Canadian law schools participated in the competition this year. The finals took place on February 6-9, 2015 in Houston, TX.
Thank you to coach Michael Weinstein, partner at Hill Sokalski Walsh Olsen LLP, who was instrumental in their success, to Professor Vivian Hilder for her top-notch negotiations program at Robson Hall and assistance during the regional rounds, and to John Pozios, Director of the Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law, who provided support and feedback as faculty advisor during the final rounds.
Congratulations also go out to Andrew Torbiak and Heather Wadsworth who tied for first at the regional round and placed in the top 20 at the National Competition. The International Negotiation Competition will be held in Dublin, Ireland on July 6-10, 2015.
2015 MacIntyre Cup
Congratulations to Team Manitoba, consisting of Zachary Courtemanche, and Anthony Foderaro, who won the MacIntyre Cup! The MacIntyre Cup (Western Canada’s Trial Moot Competition) took place on February 6-7, 2015 at the University of Saskatchewan. Teams of two students from six law schools across Western Canada (University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Manitoba, University of Saskatchewan and the University of Victoria) acted as crown or defence counsel in a criminal jury trial.
Thank you to the coaches, The Honourable Justice Richard Saull and Judy Kliewer of the Federal Department of Justice Prosecutions Services for leading your team to victory!
Team Manitoba (and Team Saskatchewan who placed second) will represent Western Canada at the Sopinka Cup in Ottawa on March 13-14, 2015.