September 24, 2017 | Pepperdine Law students Jacob Martin and Spencer Wolfe participated in the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition hosted by Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA. This year, Jacob and Spencer competed among forty teams of student competitors, negotiating select fictional disputes in an academic setting in front of a panel of sports industry experts who served as judges.
According to the competition website:
The annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition (NSLNC) is hosted and organized by the Center for Sports Law & Policy (CSLP) at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The NSLNC was created by sports and academic professionals with law students in mind as they enter the legal community. The NSLNC’s purpose is to give back to law students a great experience, competition, and place to meet like minds in the sports law industry. Our mission is to provide the sports profession with able and ready legal minds through negotiation competition training.
After the first two rounds, Jacob and Spencer were positioned among the top four finalists of the preliminary rounds. The team was coached by Entertainment, Media & Sports Law LLM student Jeremy Evans and EMS Competitions Coordinator Cory Gould. Professor Maureen Weston serves as faculty adviser to the EMS competitions.