Kaitlyn Lindaman participates in Baylor Law’s The Closer Competition

Kaitlyn Lindaman, a 3L at Oregon Law, is participating in Baylor Law’s The Closer 2022. This preeminent national law competition begins this week. The Closer is an innovative and invitation-only competition, with students from participating schools competing to win a total of $10,000 in top prizes, and bragging rights as top closer. The competition begins with the release of the competition problem January 14, and the negotiation sessions take place the weekend of January 15.

During the competitions, participants negotiate with competitors for 24 hours prior to the first round of negotiations. The tight timeline encourages competitors to identify the most important legal issues and devise and negotiate solutions that best fit the client’s needs.

In last year’s competition, participants negotiated a fictional assignment of patents and intellectual property associated with a medical therapy device called MiraColt. Chariot Innovations, Inc, is a Waco-based corporation that was created to market and sell the device. During the competition, students were randomly assigned to represent Baylor University, or Chariot Innovations, Inc.

The highly selective competition extends invites to law schools whose programs demonstrate a commitment to excellence in practical transactional law training. During the 2021 competition, Oregon Law student Jacob Landsberg was a runner up.

Other schools that are among the competition are:

  • Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • SMU Dedman School of Law
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • UMKC School of Law
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • University of Wisconsin Law School