Jared Forsgren and Clark Collings recently represented the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law at the Transactional LawMeet, a competition that provides an experiential learning opportunity for students interested in a transactional legal career. In this year’s competition, students drafted an amendment to a stock purchase agreement, commented on and responded to other students’ draft amendments, and finally negotiated the terms of the amendment with opposing teams.
This is the College of Law’s first year participating in the meet. Professor Jeff Schwartz, who coached the team, praised the students’ efforts and the competition itself, calling it “exactly the type of thing” he wish he had experienced before entering practice. “The competition provides students with a great opportunity to hone their transactional legal skills and develop an understanding of the important issues in a corporate deal.” The students involved also applauded the program, and signaled out as particularly valuable the feedback they received on their negotiation performance from top attorneys practicing in the field.
(Photo by Todd Cheney, ASUCLA Photography, UCLA)