Transactional Law Team selected 12 new members

The Charleston School of Law Transactional Law Team (TLT) held its annual internal competition on Saturday and 12 new members were selected for the 2022-23 academic year.

“The applicants for the Team this year were extremely well-prepared and showed a true passion for transactional law,” said faculty advisor and Professor Jean Steadman. “The Team was thrilled to see so much excitement and interest in the program and we look forward to continuing to grow the Team’s presence at Charleston School of Law.”

More than 40 Charleston Law students competed for the coveted Team spots. The application process took place over the course of two weeks and culminated with live negotiations judged by the current 3L Team members.

The new team members were announced on Instagram on Saturday evening. They are:

  • Mitchell Lyle
  • Caroline Raine
  • Mathew Decker
  • Nicole Leva
  • Amanda Vinges
  • Jessie Price
  • Sydney Cameron
  • J.P. Fountain
  • Ellie Lange
  • Natalie Ritz
  • Lexi Mecum
  • Emily Sanders

The current Team members created a transaction and drafted all the accompanying documentation for the competition over the summer. The student applicants were then given the transactional hypothetical and assigned either the Buyer or Seller position. Thereafter, the applicants drafted a contract ; marked-up the counterparty’s draft; and negotiated their client’s key terms.

The Transactional Law Team facilitates and promote in the development of transactional law practical skills including negotiating and drafting binding transactional law instruments such as contracts. The team will work collectively to learn and prepare for internal and external competition during the Spring 2023 semester.

Fall 2022 Guest Speakers

Date Topic Speaker
Friday, September 2 Negotiation Issues & Simulation Ben Pogue
Friday, September 9 Construction Contract Issues & Drafting Tips Carlton Bowers
Friday, September 16 Drafting M&A Clauses Lindsey Cooper
Friday, September 30 Drafting M&A/Real Estate Issues Nick Tierney
Friday, October 14 M&A: Structuring Financing Hal Cobb
Friday, October 21 Real Estate Contracts: Dispute Resolution Ian O’Shea
Friday, November 11 Tax Issues in Commercial Contracts Dustin Pitts
Friday, November 18 In-house Counsel Transactional Issues Jon Olsen
Friday, December 2 Intellectual Property Trey Robinson


The Charleston School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school nationally recognized for its student-centric culture. Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing you for success both in the classroom and in the legal profession.

  • The Princeton Review ranks Charleston School of Law professors second in the country for faculty accessibility (2021)
  • Charleston School of Law faculty ranked among the top of The Princeton Review’s list of Best Professors in the nation (2016-2018)
  • Experiential Learning: Charleston School of Law students have access to more than 150 externship sites, creating opportunities for experiential learning in the legal field.
  • Community Service: Charleston School of Law students have performed more than 241,000 community service hours (2004-current).
  • Students have won the National Tax Moot Court Championship for seven consecutive years (2012-2018)

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