Baylor Law Transactional Law Competition
Transactional law competitions offer students the opportunity to hone analytical, drafting, client counseling, and negotiating skills used in a corporate and transactional practice. Transactional law competitions are a relatively recent addition to the law school competition landscape and are not available at all law schools.
At Baylor Law, second- and third-year students have the opportunity to participate in the Baylor Law Transactional Law Competition by enrolling in Transactional Law Practice Lab, an elective class offered each spring quarter. In Transactional Law Practice Lab, students work in teams of two on a hypothetical 'M&A' (Merger and Acquisition) or other corporate transaction. Students receive instruction and guidance on substantive issues as well as drafting and negotiation skills applicable to transactional practice. The class culminates in a negotiation competition in which the student teams representing each side of the transaction engage in negotiation rounds judged by practicing transactional lawyers. Prize money is awarded to the winners.