Pepperdine Law students Daniel Boysen and Eli Melamed (pictured above on the right) advanced to the Final Championship Round at the National Basketball Negotiation Competition at Fordham Law School’s Sports Law Forum in New York City, March 16-17, 2013. Students from fourteen law schools across the country competed in this competition where students play the role of attorney teams representing NBA team owners, player agents, and corporate sponsors in negotiations involving player-team trades, player endorsements, corporate sponsorship deals with teams, and intra-league negotiations re-examining the NBA draft system. Accompanied by coach/advisor Professor Maureen Weston, Dan and Eli negotiated in five rounds – the final round judges included Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Denny Chin and sports agent Jeff Guervitz. Other competition judges included the agent for Carmelo Anthony.
National Basketball Negotiation Competition