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the National Basketball Negotiation Competition


Pepperdine students Daniel Boysen and Eli Melamed advanced to the Final Championship Round at the National Basketball Negotiation Competition at Fordham Law School's Sports Law Forum in New York City, March 16-17, 2013. Students from fourteen law schools across the country competed in this competition where students play the role of attorney teams representing NBA team owners, player agents, and corporate sponsors in negotiations involving player-team trades, player endorsements, corporate sponsorship competitiondeals with teams, and intra-league negotiations re-examining the NBA draft system. Accompanied by coach/advisor Professor Weston, Dan and Eli negotiated in five rounds – the final round judged by Hon. Denny Chin of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Jeffrey B. Gewirtz, Executive VP of Business Affairs, Chief Legal Officer, Brooklyn Nets, and Senior Counsel for Major League Soccer.