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Oporto International Competition – Negotiation Edition

February 6, 2018 @ 12:00 am - February 13, 2018 @ 11:30 pm UTC+0

Last ​year, with the 1st edition of the Oporto International Competition, we were able to establish an image of credibility in the ELSA network by organizing two international events per year. Due to last year’s success, we are looking forward to repeat the experience and reach more students.

The concept of the event is to develop a new dynamic in ELSA that allowed law students and recent graduates to expand their legal capacities. The goal is to come up with a model vast enough to be renewed in the future, fulfilling the need to evolve our soft skills in the legal world.

As a lawyer, you will probably negotiate more than you do anything else. You will negotiate not just over cases, but any time you need something that you cannot get alone. You will negotiate with your boss, your clients, your paralegal and all of their counterparts (plus the lawyers) on the other side. With no doubt, this is a skill you should master.

Furthermore, there is no better setting place for this competition than the city of Oporto. A city that lives and breathes history, culture and youth. Oporto has been receiving each year more and more international recognition as the perfect destiny in Europe to study abroad and to visit.

And what better way to relax from the frantic days of the competition and the city spirited atmosphere than to embrace the tranquility of the countryside in a five star Hotel located in the wonderful hills of the Douro Valley? These are definitely the perfect ingredients to an amazing and unforgettable week.

The topic for the second edition of the Oporto International Competition is Negotiation. The concept of the event allows us to approach each legal skill with sufficient profoundness, meaning the participants will truly have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge on a specific theme and in a practical way.

With the aim of ensuring the participants will be ready to negotiate at an advanced level, the Organizing Committee will provide, at least one month prior to the event, the working materials. These will be essential for your preparation, since it is a compilation of negotiation theories and its applicability to some specific areas.

These are the themes that will be addressed during the competition:

· Commercial Negotiation
· Environmental Negotiation
· Labour Negotiation
· Tax Negotiation
· Sports Negotiation
· Human Rights Negotiation

The jury panel will count with a vast number of renowned professionals from law firms, universities and specialized organizations. The participants will be divided into teams and the final price will be awarded to the team with the highest combined score in the multiple negotiation moments.

The negotiation competition will be held at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Foz Campus), the oldest Law School in Oporto and highly-renowned in Portugal and internationally. The negotiation competition includes practical moments, in those you will be evaluated but also get a feedback of your contribution.

By the end of this competition, you will have truly evolved your negotiation skills, acquiring the best techniques, to end up with a deal that meets your interests, from recognized professionals in the field.


February 6, 2018 @ 12:00 am
February 13, 2018 @ 11:30 pm


Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Porto
Rua Diogo de Botelho, 1327
Porto, 4169-005 Porto Portugal
+00351 22 619 6200