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NBLSA’s Nelson Mandela International Negotiations Competition (“INC”) is the only non-litigation based competition offered by our organization. This competition provides members with a unique opportunity to develop useful negotiation skills, while creating awareness of important global issues.nminc_

Each participant collaborates with a peer from their respective law school, forming a two-person team. Teams will negotiate cross-border conflicts based upon current issues affecting our global community. Students should expect exposure from varying negotiating styles, various ethical and social norms, and a broad spectrum of business issues, all coupled with the enhanced difficulties of cross-cultural communication.

Each negotiating round lasts 50 minutes.  International conflicts are layered, and as such, a 50-minute round makes for a competitive and time-intensive competition. In this short window of time, students must strive to obtain the best results for their negotiating side. Following each negotiation, students will receive constructive feedback from legal practitioners and law professors who serve as judges.

Regional Competition Information

For more information regarding the Regional Moot Court Competition, please contact your region’s Moot Court Director below:

WRBLSA Competition: January 4-8, 2017 (Seattle, WA)  |
NEBLSA Competition: January 25-29, 2017 (Boston, MA) |
MABLSA Competition:  February 15-19, 2017 (Pittsburgh, PA) |
SWBLSA Competition:  January 18-22, 2017 (New Orleans, LA)  |
MWBLSA Competition: February 21-26, 2017 (Cleveland, OH) |
SRBLSA Competition:  February 1-5, 2017 (Atlanta, GA) |

  Competition Information

For more information regarding the competition rounds, including: registration, rules, and problem packets, please contact Amanda Odorimah, NBLSA’s National Negotiations Competition Director, at