About the NBNC
The Fordham National Basketball Negotiation Competition (“NBNC”) simulates NBA negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers, manage a series of legal problems relating to real-life scenarios. The simulations consist of a common set of facts known by all participants and confidential information known only to the participants representing a particular side. All of the simulations deal with the same general topic, but the negotiation situation varies with each round and level of the competition. Teams of two competitors will represent each party. Competitors are scored exclusively on their oral argument performance.
2023 NBNC Competition
The competition’s preliminary rounds will be held on Friday, March 10th. The final rounds will be held on Saturday, March 11th. This will be an in-person event held at Fordham University School of Law, located at 150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY. To comply with Fordham’s COVID-19 protocols, all participants (competitors, coaches, judges, etc.) must be fully vaccinated and boosted to participate in the competition, will need to show proof of vaccination and booster prior to entry, and have to be masked during the competition.
We strongly encourage all teams to read the entire NBNC 2023 Rules Guide (see below), as some rules have changed. For more information, please email Natalie Maugeri and Casey O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here to view the 2023 NBNC Rules Guide