Test yourself at the York Negotiation Competition.

In collaboration with Clifford Chance, our sponsors, and York Law School academics, the Society is pleased to announce that the first York Negotiation Competition will be held on November 28th, 2017. The Competition's Grand Final will be held in December, at Clifford Chance's London offices.


With deep thanks to our sponsors, we are very pleased to announce that each member of the highest-scoring teams will win work experience with Herbert Smith Freehills or dinner with a partner from Clifford Chance.


The competition is designed to be accessible to any member regardless of experience. However, we have designed the competition to capitalise on the Society's training, and therefore competitors would benefit from attending our free training workshops and presentations. 


Competitors compete in teams of two. Simply email yorknegotiationsociety@yusu.org with the name of your team and each team member. If you would like to be paired with a team mate simply email us with your interest in the competition.


All teams will prepare and negotiate two scenarios for the competition. Teams of two will compete against each other on scenarios with a mixture of transactional and contentious elements. Judges with professional negotiation experience will assess competitors on a points system. Competitors will be judged based on both their performance in the negotiation, and a reflective session with the winners will receive work experience and further opportunities to compete.

Winners will receive prestigious work experience opportunities and opportunities to compete further.


competing further

The top scoring teams from the York Negotiation Competition are eligible to go forward and compete at inter-varsity and national competitions.