Student Negotiations Competition

Past Competitions

2019 Student Environmental Negotiations Competition

The 20th Annual Student Environmental Negotiations Competition took place March 8 at Golden Gate University. Congratulations to the winners of the 20th Annual Student Negotiations Competition!

Team RankSchool  Team Members
1Loyola Law SchoolPaige Samblanet
Ross Zelen
2UCLA School of LawStephanie Oehler
Matthew Simmons
3Chapman University
4Thomas Jefferson School of Law
5Empire College of Law
6UC Berkeley School of Law
7Thomas Jefferson School of Law
8UC Hastings School of Law
9UC Berkeley School of Law
10Lincoln Law School

2017 Student Environmental Negotiations Competition

Congratulations to the 2017 top 10 schools for the 18th annual Student Negotiation Competition:

Team RankSchool
1 Santa Clara University School of Law
2 UCLA School of Law
3 Thomas Jefferson School of Law
4 Loyola Law School
5 UC Berkeley School of Law
6 Lincoln Law School of Law
7 UC Davis School of Law
8 Empire College of Law
9 Western State College of Law
10 Loyola Law School

The competition took place in March 2017 at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Thank you to all who participated!

2016 Student Negotiation Competition

The 2016 Student Negotiations Competition was held Friday, March 18, 2016, at UCLA School of Law.

Team RankSchool  Team Members Team Letter
1California Western School of LawShelby Shelton
Robert Prine
S
2Whittier School Of LawBarrett Alexander
Garrett Dunbar
H
3UC Berkeley School of LawNihkil Sharma
Chelsea Turner
E
4Chapman University, Fowler School of LawMelissa Duchene
Kyle Hinton
A
5UC Berkeley School of LawAlyssa Golay
Bilal Malik
D
6Western State College of LawAlex Shabaan
Michi Kono
M
7Loyola School OF LawLital Ruimy
Christopher Johnson
R
8UC Hastings School of LawChris Ballard
Andrew Weaver
L
9UCLA School of LawDanielle Manning
Shannon Clark
O
10Santa Clara UniversityJim Logan
Angela Nelson
C

2015 Student Negotiation Competition

Team RankSchool  Team Members Team Letter
1California Western School of LawBraden Drake
Amy Vaughn
R
2Southwestern Law SchoolVardan Ksachukyan
Alexandria Davis
J
3UCLA School of LawGregory Maestri
Sarah Kozal
K
4Thomas Jefferson School of LawVFrances Maldonado
William Burkett
Q
5Whittier Law SchoolMykhal OfiliX
6Chapman University, Fowler School of LawHeidi Stryker
Ryan Deegan
B
7Western State College of LawEmma Popiolkowski
Yumi Choe
E
8Lincoln Law SchoolElizabeth Fortune-Harndy
Sarah Bain
M
9UC Hastings College of the LawThomas Russell
Daniel Xuli
N
10Southwestern Law School (TIE)
Diana Shaginian
Jason Barth
I
10UC Irvine School of Law (TIE)Ryan Ueda
Steven Kim
W

2014 Student Negotiations Competition

Team RankSchool  Team Members Team Letter
1UC Berkeley School of LawAndrew Coghlan
Francis Choi
B
2UCLA School of LawHeather Leslie
Ryan Berghoff
E
3Chapman University, Fowler School of LawAli Razavi
Brandon Howard
K
4Santa Clara University School of LawVictoria Loomis
William McAdoo
A
5UC Berkeley School of LawC
6California Northern School of LawD
7California Western School of LawG
8 Whittier Law School R
9Thomas Jefferson School of LawM
10Golden Gate University School of Law

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2013 Student Negotiations Competition

The 2013 Student Negotiations Competition took place on Friday, March 15, 2013 at Golden Gate University, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco.The winning team received a cash prize of $1,000; the second place team, $500. Both the first and second place teams received recognition in the State Bar of California’s Environmental Law Section Newsletter.All students entered in the competition receive one year’s complimentary membership in the Environmental Law Section.

Team RankTeam NameTeam Number
1UC Berkeley #2L
2Thomas Jefferson #2J
3UC DavisM
4California Western #2B
5California WesternA
5Santa ClaraG
7UC BerkeleyK
7Western StateT
9Golden GateD
10Golden Gate #2E

2012 Student Negotiations Competition

Team RankSchoolTeam MembersTeam Letter
1UC Davis School of LawMiles Hoga
Drew Saruwatari
R
2Western State University College of Law Christina Wickers
Elmira Danielyan
B
3UC Hastings College of the Law Kathryn Miller
Melanie Desbiens-Sugarbroad
S

2011 Student Negotiations Competition

The 12th Annual Student Environmental Negotiations Competition was held on March 18, 2011 at Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

Team RankSchool  Team Members Team Letter
1Pepperdine University School of LawArday Pirnia
Kaden Norton
F
2University of San Francisco School of LawSam Ghadiri
Kendrick Li
BB
3California Western School of LawAnna Burnett
Brian Horan
A
4Southwestern Law SchoolBrent Tilley
Steven Diaz
H
5UCLA School of LawM
6University of San Francisco School of LawN
7UC Hastings College of the Law (TIE)P
7UCLA School of Law (TIE) AA
9Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law (TIE) D
9UC Berkeley School of Law (TIE)

J
9UC Davis School of Law (TIE) K
9Southwestern Law School (TIE) S

2010 Student Negotiations Competition

Team RankSchool  Team Members
1U.C. BerkeleyJeslyn Miller
Matthew Warren
2U C Hastings College of the LawSean Gentry
Samir Abdelnour
3California Western School of LawDiana Bradasch
Ryan Scarpa
4University of San Francisco School of LawBen Anderson
Kendrick Li
5Thomas Jefferson School of Law
6Golden Gate University School of Law
7Empire College School of Law
8Southwestern Law School
9Chapman University School of Law
10Golden Gate University School of Law

2009 Student Negotiations Competition

The 10th Annual Student Environmental Negotiations Competition

Team RankSchool  Team Letter
1University of San FranciscoA
2University of San DiegoE
3Chapman UniversityD
4University of San FranciscoB
5UC BerkeleyJ
6UC HastingsI
7UC Los AngelesN
8Empire College School of LawS
9Pepperdine (TIE)M
9 Golden Gate University (TIE)T

2008 Student Negotiations Competition

Team RankSchoolTeam MembersTeam Letter
1Chapman University School of LawKatie Henggeler
Alexandra Hanson
H
2Golden Gate UniversityEric Hoffman
Phillip Batchelder
P
3Pepperdine UniversityRobert “Judd” O’Brien
Marcia Wallis
V
4Thomas Jefferson School of LawEric Rollason
Natasha Cluff
J

2007 Student Negotiations Competition

Team RankSchoolTeam Letter
1Chapman University School of LawM
2USFK
3USFL
4McGeorgeC
5HastingsQ
6BoaltP
7HastingsR
8McGeorgeB
9GGUJ
10UC DavisA

2006 Student Negotiations Competition

Team RankSchoolTeam Letter
1Thomas JeffersonV
2Golden GateR
3University of San FranciscoE
4ChapmanG
5DavisU
6ChapmanH
7HastingsA
8HastingsB
9University of San FranciscoF
10UC BerkeleyL

2005 Student Negotiations Competition

The 2005 Student Negotiations Competition took place on April 1, 2005 in San Francisco. The competition offered a first prize of $1000 and a second prize of $500.

Team RankSchoolTeam Members
1Golden Gate UniversityRobert Fletcher
Phillip Krayna
2Chapman University School of Law (TIE)Tiffany Noelle
Kevin Muldoon
2University of San FranciscoRon Bertolina
James Heffner
Runner UpUniversity of San DiegoTodd Ausherman
Jeff Lang

2004 Student Negotiations Competition

March 26, 2004
Golden Gate University, San Francisco

This fact pattern concerned a conflict between community residents and a long-standing quarry operation.

The residents believed that the quarry had increased operations, created a public nuisance, and was in violation of the zoning laws and a reclamation plan that was in place. The quarry owner contended that the quarry benefitted the community through tax revenues, providing building materials, and maintaining the roads in the area.

2003 Student Environmental Negotiations Competition

April 11, 2003
Golden Gate University, San Francisco

The fact pattern concerned solid waste landfill. Below are the 2003 Competition Rules, Statement of Fact and Accompanying Maps. In addition, confidential negotiating instructions were mailed to individual teams.

2002 Student Environmental Negotiations Competition

The fact pattern concerns a family-run dairy in a county that is being slowly transformed from a primarily agricultural region to an urban area. Issues include waste water, runoff, wastewater treatment lagoons, water supply, biological resources, solid wastes, air impacts, worker health and safety and cumulative impacts.

There are two rounds of negotiations – one between a country organization of Residents for Clean Air and with the owner of the dairy, and the second between the Residents for Clean Air and the county.

2001 Student Environmental Negotiations Competition

The fact pattern concerns a manufacturer of particle board. The manufacturing plant uses hundreds of thousands of tons of the saw mill byproducts annually, is an aging operation and only marginally profitable. The plant is located near a creek, and includes the “new shavings” building where sawdust and shavings are stored, and the manufacturing building to which the sawdust and shavings are transported using both trucks and a pneumatic piping system.

The D.A. has filed a massive 120 count criminal complaint against the company that owns the plant, alleging multiple days of violations of the Fish and Game Code and the Water Code.

The two preliminarly rounds are separate settlement discussions between the District Attorney and the Manufacturer, attempting to resolve issues concerning releases of sawdust from the site along with future enforcement criteria. For the final round, the same parties negotiate about a new set of issues, based on the same factual situation underlying the morning negotiations.

2000 Student Environmental Negotiations Competition

The fact pattern concerns a 100-year-old marin loading facility and tank farm run by an oil company in a small coastal town. The Environmental Department has discovered oil contamination under the beach area and a portion of the town. It also found petroleum hydrocarbons in the groundwater. Though the oil company (under a series of administrative orders issued by the Environment Department) has been addressing these issues for a decade, the town residents have ground increasingly impatient, vocal, and angry about the contamination, the speed of the cleanup, the disruption of the town’s life, the loss of tourism, and the fear that wholesale excavation of the town could destroy it’s eclectic, sleepy qualities.

Both the state environmental agency and environmental groups have filed suit against the oil company, demanding cleanup, damages, penalties, costs, and attorney fees under state and federal law. There are two rounds of negotiations, the first between the state environmental agency and the oil company, and the second between environmental groups and the oil company.

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