NSLNC 2016: Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25, 2016


Date: September 23, 2016 (All day) - September 25, 2016 (All day)



NSLNC 2016 is September 23-25, 2016!  (6th Annual!)


Registration for NSLNC 2016 is CLOSED, thank you!


NSLNC 2016 Team & Judge Schedule


Competition Rules and Attachments


Discounted Padres Tickets

(For purchase on Saturday, 9/24/2016: Terrace Infield - $63; Field Plaza - $56.50; Field Reserve - $45; Terrace Reserved – $45; Terrace Pavilion - $37.50; Field Pavilion - $36.50; Right Field Lower Reserved - $28.50; Upper Infield - $18.25)


NSLNC Sponsorship Packages


View the 2016 NSLNC CSLP Brochure




History & Vision of the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition


The annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition (NSLNC) is hosted and organized by the Center for Sports Law & Policy (CSLP) at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, every September.


The NSLNC was created by sports and academic professionals with law students in mind as they enter the legal community. The NSLNC’s purpose is to give back to law students a great experience, competition, and place to meet like minds in the sports law industry. Our mission is to provide the sports profession with able and ready legal minds through negotiation competition training.


The fact patterns for the Competition are modeled toward current issues in the sports industry.  Student competitors negotiate select fictional disputes in an academic setting in front of a panel of judges. The fact patterns negotiated allow students to focus on more than one area of sports law, including: contract negotiation, trading of players, salary demands, endorsement contracts, athlete and sports professionals family and personal issues, intellectual property, and more.


It is our hope that you enjoy the yearly competition weekend, which includes a weekend of social activities, the competition, and of course meeting future lawyers, agents, current sports professionals, and judicial officers from across this great Country, and the World, in America’s finest city, San Diego, California.


Jeremy M. Evans, Esq. ‘11

Director, Center for Sports Law & Policy 



2015 Fact Patterns and Judges Instructions:


Round One

--Fact Pattern with Confidentials

--Judges Instructions

Round Two

--Fact Pattern with Confidentials
--Judges Instructions 

Final Round

--Fact Pattern with Confidentials
--Judges Instructions 


--General Orientation for All Judges



See Past Articles About the NSLNC:








“Your team did an awesome job...just wanted to say thank you!”


Joshua Igeleke, Jr.

J.D./MBA Candidate, May 2014

William S. Boyd School of Law

University of Nevada, Las Vegas



“It was a great weekend and I really enjoyed myself and appreciate the hospitality. Looking forward to coming back next year.”


James Cooper

Juris Doctorate Candidate 2015

Florida A & M University College of Law



“I was a judge for the competition on Saturday and the competition was highly organized and well-run.”


Leah Christensen

Professor of Law

Thomas Jefferson School of Law 



Contact: NSLNC@tjsl.edu


Visit The Center for Sports Law & Policy


See page links to the right for additional information about the NSLNC.