UT Law students win Southeast Regional Transactional LawMeet, head to nationals in April

Students from the University of Tennessee College of Law will represent the Southeast Region in the 2016 National Transactional LawMeet Finals this April, following their first-place victory at the Southeast Regional Competition.
March 10, 2016 11:13 am
PHOTO: Student members of the 2016 UT Law Transactional LawMeet Team (from left) John Kuny, Jeremy Boyd, William Kent, and William Lay.

Students from the University of Tennessee College of Law will represent the Southeast Region in the 2016 National Transactional LawMeet Finals this April, following their first-place victory at the Southeast Regional Competition.

Students William Lay (’16) and William Kent (’16) represented UT Law in the regional competition at the University of Georgia School of Law.

UT Law will now head to the National Finals at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City on April 1. In 2014, the college won the award for Best Draft at the national competition and placed second in negotiations.

Long recognized as the leading moot court experience for students interested in practicing transactional law, LawMeet competitions require students to draft a document addressing the problem presented in a case statement, providing the facts of the transaction. Teams then exchange drafts and submit mark-ups of their opponents’ drafts. At the meet, two members of each team negotiate the disputed provisions.

Eight UT Law students joined Lay and Kent in the drafting phase of the regional competition this year: Alé Dalton, Katie Smalley, Jeremy Boyd, John Kuny, Shane Kaster, Lea Whitson, Danielle Knight, and Rebecca Loveday. This year’s problem involved a proposed combination of two start-up technology companies. The problem required consideration of unique legal issues involving general corporate law, taxation, securities regulation, intellectual property, and labor and employment.

UT Law’s team is coached by Associate Professor Brian Krumm and Visiting Professor Kevin Conboy.

For more information about LawMeet competitions, visit transactionalmeet.lawmeets.com.