USD School of Law Transactional Law Team Advances to Nationals

Kayla Brennan, Rajdeep Bains and Sara PikeKayla Brennan, Rajdeep Bains and Sara Pike

San Diego (March 7, 2018) - On Friday, February 23, 2018, two University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Transactional Law Teams participated in the 9th annual 2018 Transactional Law Meet®. The event comprised 8 regional competitions hosted at various law schools across the nation, with 96 teams participating. In the Boulder, Colorado Regional Competition, the team composed of second-year students Sara Pike, Rajdeep Bains, and Kayla Brennan were chosen as finalists representing the buyer’s side of the transaction. This team will advance to the National Rounds of the Transactional Law Meet® on April 6, 2018, at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City. The Transactional Law Teams are coached by Dean Stephen Ferruolo, and the second-year team was coached at the Boulder Regional Competition by Julie Robinson, Of Counsel to the San Diego office of Cooley LLP. In the Austin, Texas Regional Competition, the team composed of third-year law students Rachel Ross, Brandon Shaw, and Jason Miller were chosen as semi-finalists. 

This year’s Transactional Law Meet® case involves the acquisition of all the outstanding capital stock of Volt Process Design Company (Volt) by an affiliate of Beijing Global Investors Limited (BGI), a Chinese-owned private equity firm. Over the course of two months the students draft and revise the acquisition agreement, interview their clients, mark-up drafts of opposing teams from other law schools, and negotiate the acquisition agreement for this US$2.25 billion transaction.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 20th nationally and 4th on the West Coast in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949


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