Widener Law Students Place Highly in Nationwide Online Transactional Law Competition
Web Editor - Published: November 29, 2012
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Second-year student Deniz Uzel placed first on the "due diligence" assignment and 20th overall out of 838 participants.

Three Widener Law students on the Transactional Law Competition Team recently placed highly in a nationwide online competition hosted by LawMeets.

838 registered participants ranging from law students at schools such as Berkeley and John Marshall to practicing attorneys and even a group of investment bankers from one of the big investment banks participated in the LawMeets course, which consisted of four exercises over two intensive weeks. The results of those exercises were then peer-reviewed and ranked.

Second-year student Deniz Uzel placed 9th in "the anatomy of an acquisition agreement" and an astonishing 1st in the "due diligence" assignment, bringing her overall rank to 20th place. Second-year student Randy MacTough placed 13th and 21st in two of the online assignments: "the anatomy of an acquisition agreement" and "indemnification." Second-year student Amber Marsano placed 4th in the "indemnification" assignment.

LawMeets is an educational program founded by by Professor Karl Okamoto, the Director of the entrepreneurship law program at Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law. LawMeets offers students an opportunity to improve their lawyer-client skills by addressing hypothetical client problems with short video responses that are voted on by their peers. Legal experts then offer critiques of the highest rated student responses.

The entire Widener Law community congratulates Deniz, Randy, and Amber on their impressive work!