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Law school teams win top honors at two national negotiation competitions

May 1, 2017

The University of Georgia School of Law recently won top honors in two national negotiation ­competitions.

Third-year student Benjamin M. "Ben" Hill and second-year student Steven D. Zavodnick Jr. were named national champions at the Transactional LawMeet in New York. A second law school team comprised of third-year students Molly H. Cash and Hannah R. Coleman also competed at the event. Both teams represented the buyer in a complex asset purchase transaction.

The two teams earned their spots at the national competition after winning regional LawMeet rounds in Dallas and Denver, respectively.

Additionally, two law school teams recently captured both first and second place at the Energy Law Negotiation Competition held at the South Texas College of Law. Notably, it was the first time UGA has participated in the tournament.

Third-year law students Blake A. McLemore and L. Joe Potente captured first place, and second-year students Ryan J. Mumper and S. Chase Parker were second place winners.

The teams competed against Southern Methodist University and Tulane University law schools in their final rounds.

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