The Closer

The Closer

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A Transactional Law Competition Like No Other

The Closer is a unique invitational transactional law competition reflecting Baylor Law's commitment to training practice-ready lawyers. Unlike other transactional law contests, the details of the problem are only disclosed to the competitors twenty-four hours prior to the first round of negotiations. This tight timeline pushes competitors to identify the legal issues and devise and negotiate solutions that best serve their client's wishes with the efficiency required of lawyers under realistic time constraints.

Ericha Penzien is making a point with hand gestures to co-champion Brian K. Adams
The Closer 2018 champions Brian K. Adams and Ericha Penzien negotiate during the final round.
Banner Announcing The Closer for 2020

2020 Competition

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2019 Competition

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2018 Competition

Competitors gather for The Closer

2017 Competition


Is Your Transactional Program Up to the Task?

a judge deliberates who is getting the best of an exchange between two competitors in The Closer

A significant aspect of The Closer is the competition's selectivity. Only schools who have previously excelled at the National Transactional LawMeet® or have otherwise distinguished themselves in the area of transactional training are invited to compete. This ensures that in every round, the best transactional law students from the best transactional law programs in the country compete.


Closing the Deal With $10,000 in Prize Money

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Featuring a substantial $10,000 prize pool, Baylor Law's The Closer National Transactional Law Competition offers competitors a significant prize while giving them a chance to flex their deal making prowess.

For more information about the competition, contact Professor Elizabeth Miller.