Two Cornell Law School students won the Best Draft award at the 2018 Regional Transactional LawMeet held at Georgetown University Law Center on February 23, 2018. The students, Wentian Xie '18 and Eric Xu '18, were representing Cornell Law at the Transactional LawMeet after having won the Best Buyer's Counsel award a few months earlier at the 2017 Cornell Transactional Lawyering Competition. The Transactional LawMeet, an annual competition for law students interested in transactional practice, requires student teams to draft and negotiate the contract for a simulated stock purchase transaction. Xie and Xu were competing against teams from twelve other law schools at the Georgetown Regional Transactional LawMeet.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Celia Bigoness, who served as faculty advisor to Xie and Xu in their preparation for the Transactional LawMeet, said that the Best Draft award was a result of the team's hard work, their coursework at Cornell Law, and their experience in the Cornell Transactional Lawyering Competition. "Wentian and Eric proved in the Transactional Lawyering Competition that they could not only master the substance of a complex mock transaction, but also that they could think strategically as deal negotiators and advocates for their clients," said Bigoness. "The Transactional LawMeet pushed them to take what they had learned in their courses and in the Transactional Lawyering Competition and apply their skills to a transaction structure that was new to both of them."
Xie and Xu are participating this semester in the new J.D. program at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island in New York City.