Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Entertainment Law Negotiation Competition

Southwestern's Negotiation Honors Program is pleased to host the fifth annual Southwestern Entertainment Law Negotiation Competition on October 11-12, 2014. This competition provides the opportunity for law school students from around the country to develop their negotiation skills, gain competitive experience and build team dynamics. These skills and experience are important for all lawyers, no matter what area of practice is pursued, as they relate to effective communication and the ability to quickly assess the interests of a client and adversary. The competition will also provide a great opportunity for law students specifically interested in pursuing a career in entertainment law to network and experience Los Angeles and Hollywood, the heart of the entertainment industry.

Please find information below for the competition schedule, registration and rules.


  • Saturday, October 11
    • 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Check-in/Breakfast
    • 8:30 - 8:45 a.m. - Competition Welcome Meeting
    • 9:00 - 10:45 a.m. - Round 1a
    • 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Round 1b
    • 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. - Lunch
    • 2:00 - 3:45 p.m. - Round 2a
    • 4:00 - 5:45 p.m. - Round 2b
    • 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. - Cocktails/Results
  • Sunday, October 12
    • 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Check-in
    • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Finals 1 (Round 3)
    • 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. - Finals 2 (Round 3)
    • 1:30 p.m. - Competition Results


The registration fee for the school's first team is $350; the fee for each additional team is $300. A school may enter one or two teams (schools may enter a third team if space is available). The competition rules require a multiple of four teams compete in the competition. 

If a school registers two teams by August 1, 2014, the first team fee is $300, and the fee for the second team is $250. Take advantage of this discount and register early!

Payment for the school's first and second team, if applicable, as well as the registration must be received by Southwestern before September 1, 2014. Schools will be notified about 5 days after the entry deadline whether they may send a third team to the competition. Payment for the additional team must be received by Southwestern within two weeks of notification.

Download the registration form (PDF)


Click here to view the Competition Rules.


Please direct all questions, comments and concerns to