USD School of Law Transactional Law Team Wins Best Overall and Best Draft Awards at UCLA Transactional Law Competition

USD Transactional Law Team Wins Best Overall and Best Draft Awards at UCLA Transactional Law Competition

USD School of Law Transactional Law Team

SAN DIEGO (April 7, 2021) – The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Transactional Law Team (TLT) recently won Best Overall and Best Draft awards at the UCLA Transactional Law Competition. Congratulations to the USD competing teams of Jack Kelley (3L), Arin Nahapatian (3L) and Alejandra Salceda (2L) for winning the Best Overall award, and James Keegan (2L), Michael Tiab (3L) and Julie Voorhes (2L) for winning the Best Draft award.

The UCLA Transactional Law Competition provides law students an opportunity to practice drafting and negotiating a simulated complex business transaction, with student teams choosing to represent either the buyer or seller. This year, both USD School of Law teams represented the seller in the simulation, who was selling a privately held medical device company to a strategic buyer. Coach and Professor of Law Stephen Ferruolo, along with “non-traveling” first-year students Connor Hume and Jack Whitaker, contributed to both teams’ preparation and should also be celebrated in the overall team’s success.

In recent years, the USD TLT has performed well in the UCLA competition, bringing home the Best Draft award in 2019 and the Best Draft, Best Negotiation, and Best Overall awards in 2020.

To learn more about the UCLA Transactional Law Competition, please click here.

About the USD Transactional Law Team

The USD Transactional Law Team provides a forum for students to hone their corporate and transactional law skills, learn transactional research and drafting, and further develop negotiation techniques. Team members compete in various transactional meets and become familiar with the details of a corporate transaction or deal, polishing skills used by corporate or transactional law attorneys.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

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 law, 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 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally 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, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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