Wednesday, June 25, 2014

2014 Annual Williston Negotiation Competition


Williston winners 2014

Albert Chen ’16, Petra Plasilova ’16, David Victorson’16, and Ilan Stein ’16

 by Davida Shiff ’15

Winners of Harvard Law School’s 61st Williston Negotiation Competition, Harvard’s annual contract negotiation and drafting competition for first-year law students, were announced on Monday, April 14, 2014.

The 2014 winners are:

Best Contract Overall: Albert Chen, Petra Plasilova, David Victorson, and Ilan Stein

Best Representation of Hanford School of Law: Jonathan Holbrook and Thomas Chapman

Best Representation of Committee on Outside Activities: Andres Caicedo and Alice Nofzinger

The Williston Competition presents participants with a complex business problem and charges them with representing a client in negotiations. The goal is to arrive at an agreement and reduce that agreement to writing. This year, 68 students participated.

Over the course of a week, students representing the Hanford School of Law and a group of Hanford professors negotiated and drafted contracts related to the professors’ abilities to engage in online teaching endeavors. Congratulations to all participants!