School of Law students recently captured first place at the Robert R. Merhige Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition.
The annual two-day competition features teams from across the country and involves several rounds of negotiation centered on current issues in environmental law. Held at the University of Richmond School of Law, the contest was created in memory of the late Robert Merhige, a former U.S. District Court judge.
During the tournament, Georgia Law defeated Georgetown University Law Center in the semifinals and Lewis and Clark Law School in the finals. Representing UGA were second-year students Christopher A. Knapik and Christopher S. Smith.
“Competitions like this are a great way for our business law students to get hands-on experience in representing clients during negotiations,” said Carol Morgan, business law and ethics program instructor. “I am so proud of their hard work and success.”