The National Baseball Arbitration Competition, run by the Tulane Sports Law Society, is a simulated salary arbitration competition modeled closely on the procedures used by Major League Baseball. Like law school moot court competitions, the National Baseball Arbitration Competition's main goal is to provide participants with the opportunity to sharpen their oral and written advocacy skills. The competition, however, is unique in that it allows law students to sharpen these skills within the specialized context of MLB's salary arbitration proceedings.
The competition is held annually in the early part of the spring academic semester at Tulane Law School. Additionally, at the conclusion of the arbitration competition the Sports Law Society hosts a panel of experts to discuss legal issues related to baseball. The 2010 competition featured the following judges and panelists: Michael Weiner, Executive Director and General Counsel, Major League Baseball Players Association; Larry Silverman, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Pittsburgh Pirates; Fernando Tamayo, former International Scouting Coordinator for the Boston Red Sox; and Jorge Arangure Jr., Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine.
Information on Upcoming Competition
For more information about the competition, see the National Baseball Arbitration Competition home page.
- 2011 National Arbitration Competition Winners
Winner: Jason Sosnovsky and Mark Lesorgen from University of Miami School of Law
Runner Up: Scott Neckers and Matt Hofmeister from University of Denver College of Law
Semifinalists: R.C. Rasmus, Mike Bagel and Laura Brymer from William & Mary Law School and Taylor Alberstadt and Nick Forner from Arizona State University College of Law