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Western New England University School of Law to host 2014 National Transactional Law Meet

Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Western New England University School of Law will host the Northeast regional round of the National Transactional Law Meet competition on Friday, February 28. The event features twelve of the northeast region’s top law schools and is one of seven regional competitions being held nationwide.

“The Law Meet Competition is very much like the real deal. Students must act and strategize like real deal lawyers, and not like law students mirroring what a deal lawyer might do,” says Eric Gouvin, dean and professor of law at Western New England University School of Law

The National Transactional Law Meet is the premier "moot court" experience designed to give law students interested in a transactional practice a hands-on experience in developing and honing transactional lawyering skills. Over the past three years, Western New England University School of Law teams have advanced to the nationals every year and won the national competition in 2011. This is the third time the Western New England University School of Law has hosted the event.

The primary goal of the National Transactional Law Meet is to provide each participant with a meaningful and engaging simulation of transactional practice. This year’s case will focus on indemnification, with teams representing the buyer or the seller of a business involved in a dispute with a significant licensor. The top team from each side of the negotiation at each regional meet will be invited to compete at the National Meet held at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s New York Office April 3 and 4.

Pictured above (left to right) are Dean Eric Gouvin, Faculty Coach, Chelsea Brochu, Megan MacKenzie, Tatenda Chitemerere and Kelvin Thomas, Coach.

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