CWRU School of Law takes second place at the the New England Hockey Arbitration Competition

2024 Arbitration team pictured in the faculty lounge
From left to right: Anthony Corigliano, Lucas Van Dyke and Benjamin Collado

In June, CWRU School of Law's team of rising 2Ls Benjamin Collado, Anthony Corigliano and Lucas Van Dyke, competed in the annual The New England Hockey Arbitration Competition, hosted online by Western New England School of Law in Massachusetts. After a string of victories, the CWRU team lost a close final round to Syracuse University Law School, and took home the award for placing second among the 18 participating teams.

The competition involved a simulated NHL Salary Arbitration. The goal was for the players side to make the case that the player deserved to be paid more than the midpoint salary and the team side to argue that the player should be paid less. Teams were then judged by professional hockey executives and attorneys experienced in NHL arbitration on their orator skills, understanding of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and strength of argument.

"This was one more outstanding achievement in a historically successful year for our Mock Trial, Moot Court and Mock Arbitration teams," said Co-Dean Michael Scharf.  "Our team's success in this competition also demonstrates the strength of our sports and entertainment law program, which has been recognized by National Jurist's PreLaw Magazine as one of the top in the nation."