A Transactional Law Competition Like No Other
The Closer is a unique invitational transactional law competition reflecting Baylor Law's commitment to training practice-ready lawyers. Unlike other transactional law contests, the details of the problem are only disclosed to the competitors twenty-four hours before the first round of negotiations. This tight timeline pushes competitors to identify legal issues and devise and negotiate solutions that best serve their client's wishes with the efficiency required of lawyers under realistic time constraints.
Is Your Transactional Program Up to the Task?
A significant aspect of The Closer is the competition's selectivity. Only schools distinguished in transactional law training are invited to compete. This ensures that in every round, the best transactional law students from the best transactional law programs in the country compete.
Closing the Deal With $10,000 in Prize Money
With a substantial $10,000 prize pool, Baylor Law's The Closer National Transactional Law Competition offers competitors a significant prize while allowing them to flex their deal-making prowess.
“The Closer is a whole new class of competition. What most impressed me about The Closer is the way that the problem required participants to not only understand the deal and the client’s related business needs, but also how to map those to a contract draft and how the provisions of that draft related to one another. The resulting negotiations resemble the real-world practice of deal lawyers more closely than any other competition I have ever seen.”
Professor SMU Dedman School of Law
Coach of 2021 The Closer Winner Floy Gaidarski