Ali Razavi and Brandon Howard

Brandon Howard
(JD ’14)
and Ali Razavi
(JD ’15)
of the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Board competed against 17 other teams from law schools across California in the
15th Annual Student Environmental Negotiation Competition
at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law on March 21, 2014. The teams competed in two rounds of negotiations involving fictitious environmental law issues judged by attorney volunteers. The top four teams after two rounds advanced to a final round. The two students from the Fowler School of Law were among the Top 10 performing teams at the event.

According to Razavi, “It was an honor to be selected to represent Fowler School of Law in this negotiation competition, considering how talented the entire Alternative Dispute Resolution team is. This was my first competition and I am very fortunate for our results. After a solid first-round against Berkeley, I was confident we wouldn’t go home empty handed.”

“Ali and I were really excited to advance to the finals and it was definitely a testament to Professor Schultz’s guidance in helping us develop a collaborative strategy,” said Howard.


The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Board
 at Fowler School of Law consists of students who have participated in client counseling or negotiation competitions. These programs provide participating students with real-life experience in the practice of law in a controlled environment, a forum to develop important skills that they will use as practitioners and networking opportunities with fellow law students and attorneys.