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The King Hall Negotiations Team (KHNT) was founded to recognize the utility of alternative dispute resolution skills as they relate to legal practice. KHNT works to educate and train students on the arts of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and client counseling pertaining to a wide range of situations including contract disputes, public relations management, and family dispute resolution. By regularly hosting speakers and skills training workshops from throughout the legal profession, students, faculty, and guests engage in educational lectures and discussions. Further, organizing biannual intraschool competitions and preparing team members for national competitions provides invaluable practical skills training to current King Hall students. 

HOW TO LEARN ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS
KHNT hosts a number of noontime speakers on the King Hall campus throughout the year as well as various mixers in the Sacramento area. In particular, KHNT hosts speakers during their annual "Shark Week" preceding the Annual 1L Competition each fall. Past speakers have included Andrew Greenwell of "Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco," Suzanne Miller of Global and NA Commercial Sales Legal Group at Hewlett-Packard Company, Eric Kastner of Kastner Kim LLP, Dr. Scott T. McCreary of CONCUR Environmental Conflict Resolution, and Jason Jasmine of Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP, among many other distinguished guests. If you would like to learn more about what the KHNT does and skills we focus on, check out the KHNT blog here

HOW TO PRACTICE NEGOTIATIONS
Students can practice negotiations and other alternative dispute resolution through participation in competitions, coursework, and sparring. 

First year law students and LLMs at King Hall are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Annual 1L Negotiation Competition held every Fall at UC Davis School of Law. In the spring, all current law students and LLMs are encouraged to participate in the Annual Intraschool Negotiations Competition. Participation in each competition includes a mandatory skills training session and a unique fact pattern drafted by our problem writing Chair. More information on both competitions can be found here.  

Coursework specifically related to the goals of KHNT include the following: Advanced Negotiations Strategy & Client Counseling, Alternative Dispute Resolution, International Business Negotiations, International Commercial Arbitration, Mediation, and Negotiations. To see if they are offered a particular semester, please check the registrars site here.

Team members and invited guests "spar" with KHNT Team Members throughout the year to prepare them for national competitions. Competitors practice the set of fact patterns provided by the competition organizers while the sparring partners create unique facts, attempting to predict the opposition's goals and strategies. More information on sparring can be found here

HOW TO JOIN KHNT
Current second and third year King Hall students are eligible to join the King Hall Negotiations Team. Interested students submit applications in the spring and are selected by the sitting Board. Students with exceptional talent and demonstrated interest in alternative dispute resolution are admitted to the program. 

Blog

Years in Review--Thank you KHNT!

Posted By Elaine Owen, Apr 12, 2017

The King Hall Negotiations Team has been my best experience in law school. I loved every minute I spent negotiating, felt re-invigorated after every spar, and just enjoyed all my time with the team. While being a team member brought me success--mainly, winning the 1L Negotiations Competition in 2014 thanks to my amazing partner Matt--I joined the team not for the glory, but because it brought me joy. I hope that future students will find the same joy and comradery.

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Year in Review--Start Up Law Meet National Championship

Posted By Elaine Owen, Apr 12, 2017

King Hall Negotations Team Member Khushi Desai (’17), along with UC Davis School of Law students Roya Bagheri (’17) and Albert Vontz (’17), participated in the Startup LawMeet--the first ever premier interscholastic competition for students interested in transactional practice involving entrepreneurial companies. The King Hall team competed against 35 teams in four qualifying rounds, each involving the creation of a video response to clients involved with a local startup. The team went on to participate in the National Championship on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Palo Alto.