Common Law Students Have Strong Showing at Second Annual Canadian National Negotiation Competition

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Photo of Lucas Kokot and Brendan Sheehan

University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Common Law Students competed in the second annual Canadian National Negotiation Competition (CNNC), which was held at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law on March 2 and 3, 2018.


The CNNC invites teams of two students from law schools across Canada to display their negotiation skills in a simulated legal case, with the aim of getting the best possible result for their client.


The uOttawa/Dentons LLP Negotiation Team, represented by Lucas Kokot and Brendan Sheehan, had a strong showing in the preliminary rounds, compiling a 5-1 record, which resulted in a three-way tie for second place among all teams. Based on the tie-breaking scoring criteria, they narrowly missed the chance to compete in the finals.


Photo of Lucas Kokot and Brendan Sheehan

Lucas Kokot and Brendan Sheehan


The team received consistent feedback from all judges on their superior teamwork and communication skills. Their impressive result demonstrates the dedication, hard work and planning the team put into their performances.


Dentons Ottawa Corporate Associate Sean Del Giallo coached the team for the second year in a row. The Faculty would like to thank Dentons Ottawa for their continued support of this initiative, and for providing students with opportunities for training and mentorship outside the law school.


Lucas Kokot and Brendan Sheehan, preparing for the competition

Brendan and Lucas, preparing for the competition.


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