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Yueyi Li (2020) part of CEDR Negotiation Competition winning team

St Peter’s is delighted to learn that Yueyi Li (2020, MSc Law and Finance) is one of a two-person Oxford team chosen as the winners of this year’s CEDR Negotiation Competition.

The CEDR Negotiation Competition takes place annually and examines participants’ negotiation skills, teamwork, and legal ethics as lawyers. This year, due to the pandemic, the two-round competition took place online.

In the regional round of the competition, held on 27 February 2021, Yueyi Li and her teammate, Benedict Stanley (St John’s, BA Law), took part in two negotiations. The problems concerned intellectual rights and public utilities, requiring the team to analyse the information before negotiations and flexibly respond to the new information in the competition. The Oxford team was ranked within the highest twelve teams out of the sixty teams, and progressed to the final competition. After the announcement, the team attended a training session held by the CEDR committee, in which some active listening skills were taught.

In the final round of the competition, held on 27 March 2021, the team competed in three negotiations. One of the negotiations was a neighbourhood issue among four parties. The other two were two-party negotiations, focusing on a mortgage contract and a potential labour contract. The team was awarded first place in the competition.

More information about the competition, which has been running for over ten years, can be found on the CEDR website.

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Yueyi Li