We are delighted to announce that two Hughes students came in as 1st Runner Up at the Shearman & Sterling Negotiation Competition held at the Cambridge Law Faculty on March 1st. BA Law students Timothy Liang and Jian Wei Aw were awarded a £50 cash prize each, along with an offer to attend an Open Day with Shearman & Sterling LLP. Director of Studies Dr Markus Gehring accompanied the pair, and has called the result an “extraordinary achievement”.
More than ten teams from across the University participated in the Competition, which consisted of two rounds and involved negotiating on behalf of a client in a fictional contractual dispute. The aim of the Competition was to give students a practical insight into how best to promote and protect clients in negotiations, and to fulfill their strategic and commercial objectives.