WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – A trio of Pace Law School students beat out 40 other teams in an annual competition in which students simulate Major League Baseball (MLB) salary negotiations to fine-tune their skills.
The top honors at the sixth annual Tulane National Baseball Arbitration Competition went to Greg Drefyuss, Dan Masi and Jared Hand, the team leader for Pace Law School in White Plains.
Teams from across the country competed for two days over the weekend at Tulane University of Law in New Orleans, simulating MLB salary arbitration, which takes place when a player and a baseball team want to dispute a contract based on a player’s statistics.
"The competition's main goal is to provide participants with the opportunity to sharpen their oral and written advocacy skills," Pace Law professor Louis Fasulo said. "This moot competition is unique in that it permits law students to sharpen these skills within the specialized context of Major League Baseball’s salary arbitration proceedings.”
Following the competition, the Tulane Sports Law Society, which sponsors the annual event, hosted a panel of experts to discuss legal issues related to baseball.
Dreyfuss and Masi are members of the Class of 2013, and Hand graduated in 2012.