Our Negotiation Competition has been running successfully for numerous years now.
The competition runs during the fall term and is designed for Law Society members to increase and develop legal and transferable skills. Much of the competition focuses on teamwork, planning and preparation, time management, and finding the best settlement plan. These skills will look excellent on any CV and application form, but more specifically, the practice you will gain from taking part in the competition will prepare you for Assessment Center Days at city law firms. This will put you ahead of other candidates who have never previously negotiated.
Before the competition begins, a negotiation workshop will be held to give you an insight into what a negotiation scenario looks like, the best ways to tackle a legal problem, and the criteria that the judges will mark you on. This is a great opportunity to decide if the competition is something that you feel you want to take part in, allowing you to develop your legal skills further.
The competition is comprised of four rounds, each focusing on a different legal scenario. You will work with the same partner across the first four rounds, and then the four highest scoring individuals will reach the final which is typically judged by a top city law firm. All year groups are welcome to become involved with the competition, giving all participants the opportunity to work with people in different stages of their law degree. The competition is not judged on legal knowledge, but your legal skills.
To find out more about our Negotiation Competition, or if you have any questions, please contact us on lawsoc[@]soton.ac.uk or our current Negotiation Officer, and look out for updates from the Law Society.