LUBBOCK - Texas Tech University School of Law second year law students Mandy Gundlach and Joy Gibbs have claimed second place in the American Bar Association Law Student Division Negotiation Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The team could now be invited to the International Negotiation Competition to take place August in Dublin, Ireland.

“We’re very proud of this team,” said Walt Huffman, dean of the School of Law. “This finish, combined with our earlier second place finish at the Daniel National Mock Trial competition, continues to contribute to our reputation as the overall national leader in student competitions.”

Gundlach is from Birney, MT, and Gibbs is originally from Pampa. The two placed higher than 22 of 24 teams competing as regional representatives, negotiating on issues relating to art law. Issues included agreements between a museum and a collector for an exhibition of artwork and agreements for marketing and promotion rights.

The two students negotiated through three rounds at the regional level and another three rounds at the national competition. They were coached by Brian Shannon, associate dean for academic affairs, and Nancy Soonpa, associate dean for student affairs.

The national finals were held Feb. 12 and 13 in conjunction with the ABA’s Midyear Meeting.