Lawyers Aware is an inter-university negotiation competition designed to expose students to the work of a commercial law firm. The competition will be entering its fourth year in 2014 having been run successfully in previous years against Sheffield University. The scheme itself aims to illustrate commercial awareness – something which is now a requirement for all students intending to pursue a career in law.
The competition runs in Lent Term with three rounds of negotiation taking place. In the past these rounds have been based on Corporate Social Responsibility, Intellectual Property and Mergers and Acquisitions. Teams are provided with a fictional scenario in which they in competition with each other to reach the best settlement for the company that they represent. The winner of each round is then decided by a panel of independent judges.
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