Professional Negotiations Workshop

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March  2, 2019
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Current BOA Members L to R: Elizabeth Opara, Shalisa Brunson, Jasmine Lewis, Chief Justice Autumn Humphries, John Campion, Associate Chief Justice Bjournrae Kemp, Kyra Riggins, Morgan Wilson, Nia Keys, and Katelyn Wirtz

The Board of Advocates hosted a negotiations workshop to learn critical negotiation skills and tactics. The workshop was lead by John Campion who recently retired from Anadarko as the International Negotiations Manager and has over 40 years of negotiating experience. BOA invited the TMSL Oil and Gas Law Society to join us in sharpening our negotiations skills. John Campion presented the skills necessary to be an effective negotiator. Then the participants formed teams and implemented skills presented by negotiating against each other. Following the negotiations, the teams presented their results to the group discussing the tactics implemented. It was an amazing experience, thank you to all of our amazing students who showed the greatness of TMSL!!! 

Not In Order: Bjournrae Kemp, Shalisa Brunson, Katelyn Wirtz, Reese Selman, Damion Millington, Elizabeth Opara, Autumn Humphreys, Kyra Riggins, Vernetra Gavin, Cynthia Offordile, Zain Nomani, Janette Uribe, Malcolm Sinkfield,  Valerie Salcido, Morgan Wilson, Robbie Riehs, Jasmine Lewis, Nia Keys, and Katrise Samake and John Campion

2019 2L/3L Henry E. Doyle Moot Court

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March 5, 2019

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Congratulations to the 2019 2L/3L Henry E. Doyle Moot Court Competition Champions, LaKai Henderson and Sean McLaughlin. The 2l/3L Moot Court competition is an internal one, which promotes greater interest among law students in Appeals and provides a means for them to practice and improve their appellate skills. Moot court can be defined as a method of teaching law and legal skills that require students to analyze and argue both sides of a hypothetical legal issue using procedures modeled after those employed in state and federal appellate courts. The problem consists of a common set of facts known by all participants, this year the competition took place from February 19 through February 21. The competition featured six teams in the preliminary rounds and two teams in the final round. The teams consisted of second, and third year students, and the winning team was a Second year student and third year student. The second-place winners were Shalisa Brunson and Jasmine Lewis, second year law students.

Henry E. Doyle associate Justice was born in Austin, Texas and was the first law graduate of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (formerly known as Texas Southern Negro University) in 1950 and was the first African-American appellate judge to serve on the First Court of Appeals of Texas in 1978. The highlight of this competition was the attorneys and TMSL alums that volunteered to judge the rounds. BOA was able to bring attorneys and actual Judges from all fields in Houston.

From L: Shalisa Brunson (Second Place); Lakai Henderson (Champion); Rebecca Rosebush (Coordinator); Sean McLaughlin (Champion); Jasmine Lewis (Second Place)

 

2018 Oil & Gas Society Energy Law Negotiation Competition

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November 10, 2018
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2018 Energy Law Negotiations Competiton Champions (L to R): Elizabeth Opara & Katrise Samake

(Houston, Texas) … Congratulations to the 2018 Oil & Gas Society Energy Law Negotiation Competition Champions, Katrise Samake and Elizabeth Opara. The Oil & Gas Society Energy Law Negotiation competition is an internal one, which promotes greater interest among law students in energy law and provides a means for them to practice and improve their negotiation skills. The second-place winners were Vernetra Gavin and Damion Millington, third year law students.

Final Round Competitors: (L to R): Elizabeth Opara, Katrise Samake, Vernetra Gavin, and Damian Millington

The Oil & Gas Society Energy Law Negotiation competition was held this year for the first time as a joint project between the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Oil & Gas Society, a student organization and the Board of Advocates. The Oil & Gas Society’s goal is to bring together TMSL students and the Houston energy law industry through the Energy Law Negotiation competition, networking opportunities, and guest speaker presentations. The highlight of this competition was the oil and gas industry attorneys and TMSL alums who volunteered to judge the rounds. The Oil & Gas Society brought in top
in-house counsel and attorneys from Halliburton, Anadarko, and law firms which focus on energy law. The competition featured a brief networking event following the end of the preliminary rounds in which students enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while networking with the judges.

Competitors and Judges

The competition simulates energy industry contract negotiations. The problem consists of a common set of facts known by all participants, however, neither side will know the confidential facts provided to the other side. This year the competition took place on November 7, 2018 and November 8, 2018. The competition featured eight teams in the preliminary rounds and two
teams in the final round. The teams consisted of first, second, and third year students, and the winning team was a first year student and third year student.

Thank you to all the participants, judges and Oil and Gas Law Society.