Brian Kennedy and Briana Al Taqatqa (hybrid J.D. program students in cohort 1) won the ABA National Negotiation Competition in Chicago. Brian and Briana defeated teams from almost twenty schools at nationals, including BYU, Columbia, UNC, and Washington & Lee, and are in good company, as last year Northwestern won the competition.
Briana and Brian give a lot of credit to their coaches — Pat Zitek (HUSL ’10), Professor Ken Fox, and Dean of Students Lynn LeMoine. I appreciate the efforts of these coaches and DRI to enable Briana and Brian to participate in the competition. Briana and Brian also credit Professor Jim Hilbert, who has ensured that the hybrid program students receive ample instruction and practice in negotiation during each capstone week.