RALEIGH – Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Hardison & Cochran Attorneys at Law have offered to financially sponsor two teams of Campbell Law student advocates at the ABA Negotiation Competition in New York City. This past March, the firm also provided financial support for a Campbell law student advocate team at the Seigenthaler -Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition.
“Hardison & Cochran have financially paved the way for our student advocates so many times in recent years, and we are blessed to enjoy our relationship with them,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “Their gifts provide the opportunity for our students to learn, get competitive experience, and show the rest of the country how our first-class advocacy program is molding the future leading attorneys of tomorrow. We are in debt to them for their generosity.”
Both teams are coached by Andrew R. Shores, a 2013 Campbell Law graduate and associate attorney at Williams Mullen. Students Brian Castro and Chris Fordham form one team, while Sarah Clark and Megan Foy also partner together.
The ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition is designed to promote interest among law students in legal negotiation, while providing forum to improve negotiating skills through simulations of a series of legal problems. The simulations include a common set of facts for all students to work from as well as confidential information known only to the students representing a particular side of the negotiation. As students advance in the competition, the negotiation situation varies at each round, meaning no two negotiations are the same. Students must negotiate under time constraints and in an area of law in which they may not be familiar. The competition promotes development of the student’s communication skills and ability to quickly assess the needs and interests of their client and adversary.
Hardison & Cochran is a personal injury, workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability firm serving the whole state of North Carolina. For the past three years, the firm has been named to the U.S. News and Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms’ list in the field of Workers’ Compensation—claimants for the Raleigh metropolitan area.
The firm’s managing partner, Benjamin T. Cochran, is a 2002 Campbell Law graduate. In addition to holding an AV Preeminent® rating, Cochran has been included in North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine list for the past eight years and listed in U.S. News and Best Lawyers® “The Best Lawyers in America” in the Workers’ Compensation – Claimants practice area for the past three years.
The firm’s vision centers on providing outstanding results gained from an experienced team of professionals with personal attention to the client and uncompromising integrity. To learn more, visit http://www.lawyernc.com/.