For the third time in the past four years, Villanova Law students won the Annual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Competition. First-year students Austin Meo ’22 and Ryan Murphy ’22 were victorious over 48 competing teams from 39 schools across the United States and Canada.
The competition, sponsored by the Tulane Sports Law Society, is a simulated contract negotiation which uses real-life scenarios, along with actual upcoming NFL free agents. The competition provides participants with the opportunity to sharpen their negotiation skills as well as their knowledge of NFL contracts.
Simulating a real negotiation, competing teams represented either the football team or the free agent and received a set of confidential objectives that served as guidelines for the negotiation. They were also provided with an Excel workbook that allowed them to quickly make calculations and determine whether the contract proposals met their requirements.