Welcome to the Canadian National Negotiation Competition

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organizing Committee of the Canadian National Negotiation Competition plans to hold the competition this year in a virtual format. The planned dates are 26–28 February 2021. Additional information will follow in due course.



The Canadian Negotiation Competition was founded in 2017 to promote alternative dispute resolution, build networks across Canadian schools, and to serve as a qualifier for the annual International Negotiation Competition. Teams of two are invited to compete from law schools across Canada to showcase their negotiation skills in a simulated setting, representing parties in a range of scenarios. Teams will be assessed not only on the result they secure for their client, but also on a range of criteria designed to reflect good lawyering skills.

The competition is a great opportunity for students to continue to build their skills, and showcase their talents. It is also a chance to advance to the International Negotiation Competition. We strongly urge your law school to plan to participate. Please communicate this widely within your law school, especially to those involved in administering and supporting the negotiation program.

As the competition continues to grow, Canada remains a strong competitor internationally. Congratulations to Andrew Rintoul and Steve Lyberopoulus who recently placed 3rd overall at the 2019 International Negotiation Competition in Tokyo!

The cost to enter CNNC is $200 per team. Each school can register a maximum of 2 teams. Registration will open soon and will remain open until all spots are filled. 


  • Info to come




Event contact:

Michaela Keet


Look for #cnnc2020 for updates on the competition!

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