Stetson students win regional negotiation competition, advance to nationals

aba dispute resolution team winners
Members of the Stetson Law Dispute Resolution Board are, from left, Kaile Bennett, Coach Bill Greiner, Erica Eddy, Corey Roberts, Brittany Kovalskaya, Professor and Coach James Sheehan, Julia Knoll, and Jeremy Funt.

Two Stetson students won a regional negotiation competition and will advance to the nationals in Chicago in February.

Stetson Law Dispute Resolution Board members Brittany Kovalskaya, Corey Roberts, Erica Eddy, Jeremy Funt, Julia Knoll, and Kaile Bennett competed Nov. 1-2, 2019, at the regional rounds of the American Bar Association Law Student Division Negotiation Competition hosted by Brigham Young University’s J.R. Clark Law School.

Stetson Law alumnus Bill Greiner J.D. ‘07 and Professor Jim Sheehan J.D. ’77 coached the teams. In a field of 24 teams, duo Jeremy Funt and Kaile Bennett placed second in preliminary rounds and advanced to the final round, which they won. Funt and Bennett will represent Stetson at the national competition, which will take place in Chicago in February at the headquarters of the American Bar Association.

“Not only am I very proud of all six of these students, but I am deeply grateful to coaches Sheehan and Greiner, who invested countless hours in mentoring and preparing our teams,” said Professor Kristen David Adams, Faculty Director for the Dispute Resolution Board. “Our stalwart coaches are the bedrock of Stetson advocacy.”