Transactional Law Team celebrates win at Jaffe Invitational

The Charleston School of Law Transactional Law Team (TLT) won the Best Buyer draft at the Wayne State Jaffe Competition in Detroit.

Charleston School of Law TLT team of 3L students included Lauren Tuffo and Mandi Cummings, who competed in the live negotiations, and Kaity Needs who assisted in the drafting and mark-up phases.

 Sixteen teams competed via Zoom and in person. The competition was judged by members of the Wayne State faculty and the Detroit legal community. Awards were given for best drafts and best negotiation.

The competition was divided into 3 phases: the contract drafting phase, the mark-up phase, and the live negotiation phase. The prompt for the competition called for the team to draft, mark-up and negotiate a Term Sheet for an eventual merger on behalf of a Buyer.

“None of this success would have been possible without the help of many people,” said Professor Jean Steadman, team coach and faculty representative for the TLT at Charleston Law. “I am grateful for the support and assistance of Professors Kristi Harrington, Ray Batla, Jay Paskan, and RJ Quillinan. Each of them graciously gave their time to prepare our team.”

The Invitational is an annual competition hosted by Wayne State University. The event provides students with “the opportunity to develop drafting, negotiating, and counseling skills, with teams representing either the buyer or seller in a complex acquisition.”

The Transactional Law Team is a student organization at Charleston School of Law that’s supports and develops transactional law practical skills. The TLT fulfills this purpose through practice and participation in internal and external competition.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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