On November 17, the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Society hosted a series of tryouts to determine membership for the upcoming academic year on the team. Competitors negotiated 30-minute rounds in a 2-on-2 format. This year, for the first time ever, ADR provided interested competitors with a series of training sessions where they broke down the fundamentals of negotiation, what judges look for in negotiation competitions, and the basics of strategic planning. The results were highly palpable. “I felt that this year, we were treated to a noticeably higher-caliber competitor than we have seen before,” explained President Alexander Green (3L). “It made a big difference for us as judges and veterans to see interested competitors implement—and do so effectively—the kinds of negotiation tactics that we teach and apply within our society. I am highly encouraged about our future and I think we’ve brought in a great group of students, negotiators, and people, whom will provide us with a superb opportunity to carry on the strong tradition of excellence that we have fostered in this society over the past decade. I would not hesitate to send many of these new members to a real competition right off the bat, and I am very, very excited about where we go from here.”
In celebration of the new members, the graduating members, and the success that ADR has had this semester (two teams tying for first at the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition earlier this month), the ADR team hosted their annual Fall Social at Saltbox Dining and Drinking, bringing together rookie and veteran members in a casual environment where they could connect and socialize.
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