Transactional Lawyers Needed to Prep Students for Competition
Maryland Business Law Students to Enter Transactional Lawyering Competition—We Need Your Help!
The Business Law Program at the University of Maryland School of Law is sponsoring a team of two students in the 2011 Transactional Lawyering Meet, hosted by The Program in Business & Entrepreneurship Law at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University. The Transactional Lawyering Meet is structured to simulate negotiations between opposing teams of lawyers in a mergers and acquisition transaction. The students are provided with instructions from a hypothetical client and are required to submit a letter of intent prior to the competition. The students then negotiate the terms of the letter of intent at the competition itself. Visit the Transactional Lawyering Meet website for additional information.
The Business Law Program needs your help to make this meet a positive and meaningful experience for our students. First, we are looking for business lawyers who are willing to review and score (using a very simple and objective scoring sheet) between two to four draft letters of intent submitted by students in the qualifying competition being hosted by the University of Maryland School of Law. We estimate that this scoring process will require approximately 30 minutes of your time. Materials will be ready for your review on January 24, 2011, and your scoring sheets would be due on January 31, 2011.
Second, we are looking for business lawyers to observe and critique mock negotiations conducted by the student team selected for the competition. These mock negotiation sessions will run approximately 60 minutes, and you can sign up to do just one session or to do several. They will take place at different times between February 14, 2011 and March 28, 2011. We certainly will do our best to work around and accommodate your schedule.
We know that everyone is very busy, but we would greatly appreciate any time that you could give our students as they prepare for this unique competition opportunity. If you are interested in helping, please contact Hilary Hansen at HHansen@law.umaryland.edu at your earliest convenience. Thank you in advance for your support of the Business Law Program and our students.