Camarinos Wins Regional Negotiation Championship
Michael Camarinos, a current Fordham Law School J.D. candidate and Astoria resident, is the new American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Champion. Along with his teammate, Jordan Manekin of Maryland, Camarinos competed in the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition with law students from 25 teams representing 12 law schools throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
After placing first overall on day one of the competition in one of the most dominating performances in Fordham Law's history, Camarinos and Manekin finished the day just one point off a perfect score and received consistent and high praise from several accomplished judges. The team continued their excellent run in the championship round and once again claimed first place in addition to the title of ABA Regional Negotiation Champions.
"Congratulations to Michael and Jordan for this wonderful victory and kudos to the Dispute Resolution Society for the extraordinary record of success it is achieving," Fordham Law School Dean William Treanor said. Camarinos and Manekin will now compete against other regional champions at the ABA National Negotiation Competition, which will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, during the ABA Midyear Meeting in February.
Camarinos, a former high school debate champion and Dean's List graduate of Fordham College, is looking forward to representing Fordham Law on a national level. "I am humbled by the success that Jordan and I have received on the regional level and honored to represent not only Fordham Law in the national competition, but also my Astoria roots," he said.
Fordham Law's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program combines an integrated agenda of teaching, scholarship, and practice in conflict resolution within the national and international communities. The Dispute Resolution program was ranked 10th in the nation by the 2009 U.S. News & World Report. In addition to the classroom and clinical experience, the law school's student-run Dispute Resolution Society competes in ABA-sponsored interschool competitions as well as international mediation and arbitration competitions.