Herbert Smith Freehills Negotiation Competition

The Herbert Smith Freehills Negotiation Competition involves a simulated negotiation of a legal issue in which teams of two negotiators represent different parties to the dispute. The focus of the competition is the achievement of a negotiation outcome that satisfies the goals and expectations of each team’s client. Given this objective, no knowledge of the substantive law is necessary, and only limited pre-negotiation preparation is required. The competition aims to expose students to a form of consensual resolution of disputes that is increasingly prevalent in the community, while developing their skills of negotiation, perception and communication.

Queries regarding this competition can be forwarded to our Competitions VP Patrick Mackenzie

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Negotiation is run over 4 knockout rounds, culminating in the Grand Final at Herbert Smith Freehills’ offices. Preliminary rounds are conducted on weeknights at UWA, commencing at 6pm.

Round 1 (Week 3, Sem 2)

Tuesday 11 August

Wednesday 12 August

Round 2 (Week 5, Sem 2)

Tuesday 25 August

Wednesday 26 August

Quarter Final (Week 6, Sem 2)

Tuesday 1 September

Semi Final (Week 7, Sem 2)

Thursday 10 September

Grand Final (Week 9, Sem 2, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Offices)

Thursday 24 September

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