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International Baseball Arbitration Competition

The 12th Annual International Baseball Arbitration Competition will take place January 16-18, 2019

Thanks to the competitors and guest arbitrators who participated in the 11th Annual International Baseball Arbitration Competition, and thanks to Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association for their continued sponsorship of the event.

TRADITIONAL COMPETITION REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. SEE BELOW FOR WRITTEN-ONLY COMPETITION REGISTRATION.

About the Competition

The Tulane International Baseball Arbitration Competition, run by the Tulane Sports Law Society, is a simulated salary arbitration competition modeled closely on the procedures used by Major League Baseball (MLB). Like most law school moot court competitions, TIBAC’s main goal is to provide participants with the opportunity to sharpen their oral and written advocacy skills. However, the competition is unique in that it allows law students to sharpen these skills within the specialized context of MLB's salary arbitration proceedings. The competition is held annually in the early part of the spring academic semester at Tulane University Law School. Additionally, at the conclusion of the arbitration competition, Tulane’s Sports Law Society hosts a panel of experts to discuss legal issues related to baseball.

Please check out Craig Calcaterra’s (NBC Sports) and Jerry Crasnick’s (ESPN) coverage of the competition:

Craig Calcaterra's “Future sports lawyers battle in baseball arbitration competition"

Jerry Crasnick's "Inside Tulane's arbitration competition" 

2019 Competition Materials

2018 Guest Arbitrators

  • Scott Barber (Player Agent, Ballengee Group)
  • Craig Calcaterra (Lead Baseball Writer, NBC Sports)
  • Greg Dreyfuss (Staff Counsel, MLBPA)
  • Jon Fetterolf (Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder, LLC)
  • Rex Gary (Partner, Turner-Gary Sports)
  • Vanish Grover (Counsel, MLB Office of the Commissioner)
  • Marc Kligman (Player Agent, Total Care Sports Management)
  • Mike Parnell (Pro Scouting Assistant, Texas Rangers)
  • Scott Pearson (VP, Business & Legal Affairs - Baseball, Independent Sports & Entertainment)
  • Dave Prouty (Former General Counsel, MLBPA)
  • Jay Reisinger (Partner, Farrell & Reisinger, LLC)
  • Jen Tedmori (Associate Legal Counsel, Los Angeles Angels)
  • Alex Winsberg (Director of Legal Affairs and Risk Management, LA Angels)

2018 Finalists

Congratulations to the following teams and participants:

  • Champions: University of Virginia School of Law (Luke Zaro, Katherine Wisenhunt)
  • Runner-Up: Pace Law School
  • Semifinalist: Brooklyn Law School
  • Semifinalist: Loyola Law School (LA)
  • Oral Advocacy Award: Pepperdine School of Law
  • Written Advocacy Award: Rutgers Law School

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the competition, please contact Baseball Arbitration Co-Chairs Stefani Bradley, Tyler Churchman, and Michael Silber by email at tulane.baseball.arbitration@gmail.com.