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Bailey and Van Vliet Win Regional ABA Negotiation Competition

NOVEMBER 10, 2009—Danielle Bailey, a Law School-Humphrey Institute joint-degree student ('11), and Emily Van Vliet ('10) took first place at the Region 7 ABA Negotiation Competition at Drake University held November 6-8, 2009. A second team composed of Ben Tozer ('12) and Bobby Mir ('12) also competed against the 15 schools in Region 7.

The subject of this year's regional problem was wrongful termination and discrimination.

Bailey and Van Vliet expertly negotiated on behalf of the employer in the first two rounds, ranking first out of 16 teams in the semifinals. They then swept the final round, negotiating for the employee, against Creighton University, a historically strong competitor.

Bailey and Van Vliet will now move on to the National Finals in Orlando the first weekend in February 2010.

Winners of Region 7 ABA Negotiation Competition Danielle Bailey and Emily Van Vliet, with ABA Negotiation Competition team coach Professor Mary Alton, and Team 2 members Ben Tozer and Bobby Mir