Law Students Excel in ADR Competition

A UNM School of Law team advanced to the final round in the regional competition of the ABA Negotiation Tournament at Pepperdine University School of Law. Twenty-four teams competed in the November competition with four advancing to the final round. The UNM team of Seth Fullerton and Kyle Wackenheim finished in third place.

Two additional UNM teams competed, each winning at least one negotiation. Teams were Shoshanah Epstein and Brian Close, and Paco Perez and Ed Mazel. Robert Rambo, mediator with the New Mexico Court of Appeals, was the coach.

This year's topic was family law. In the first round, students negotiated a property settlement agreement and in round two they negotiated a custody agreement. Each side was provided with the same general information on the problem and their own confidential information.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Student Association sponsored the teams.