Osgoode students place first, earn perfect score at international competition

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Russell Hall (left) with Veronika Stefanski

Osgoode Hall Law School JD students Russell Hall and Veronika Stefanski took first place at the International Negotiation Competition (INC), held July 4 to 9 at the University of Lucerne in Switzerland.

The pair received a perfect score, “which is virtually unheard of,” said Visiting Professor Martha Simmons, director of Osgoode’s Mediation Clinic and Intensive Program, adding it’s “something the law school can be very proud of.”

The INC is a law student competition in which a team of two law students representing a party/client negotiates either an international transaction or the resolution of an international dispute with an opposing team of two law students. Teams from around the world meet each other and the judges. The judging panel consists of lawyers, business people and leading professors of law from the participating countries.