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International Baseball Arbitration Competition

The 13th Annual International Baseball Arbitration Competition will take place January 15-17, 2020

Thanks to the competitors and guest arbitrators who participated in the 12th 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 FULL. CLICK HERE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WRITTEN-ONLY COMPETITION. SEE BELOW FOR DEADLINES AND ADDITIONAL COMPETITION MATERIALS.

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" 

2020 Competition Materials

2020 Guest Arbitrators

  • Scott Barber (Player Agent, Ballengee Group)
  • Jay Cohen (Staff Attorney/Baseball Specialist, Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP)
  • Greg Dreyfuss (Director of Analytics and Baseball Operations, MLBPA)
  • Mark Feinsand (Executive Reporter, MLB.Com)
  • Jon Fetterolf (Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP)
  • Trey Hendricks (Director of International Scouting, Cincinnati Reds)
  • Matt Kleine (Vice President, Baseball Operations, Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Marc Kligman (Player Agent, Total Care Sports Management)
  • Nona Lee (Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Arizona Diamondbacks)
  • Michael Mariano (Vice President, Baseball Operations at Wasserman)
  • Caroline Perry (Senior Vice President & General Counsel, San Diego Padres)
  • Jay Reisinger (Partner, Farrell & Reisinger, LLC)
  • Zack Rosenthal (Assistant General Manager, Baseball Operations, and Assistant General Counsel, Colorado Rockies)
  • Philip Stringer (Professional Scout, Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • Stephanie Wilka (Associate General Counsel & Baseball Operations Compliance Officer, San Diego Padres)
  • Alex Winsberg (General Counsel, Legal and Risk Management, Los Angeles Angels)
  • Hamilton Wise (Assistant Director of International Scouting, Texas Rangers)

2019 Finalists

Congratulations to the following teams and participants:

  • Champions: Fordham University School of Law
  • Runner-Up: Notre Dame Law School
  • Semifinalists: Pepperdine School of Law & Rutgers Law School
  • Oral Advocacy Award: University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
  • Written Advocacy Award: St. John's University School of Law

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the competition, please contact Baseball Arbitration Co-Chairs Meghan Baka, Reed Hauser, and Mallorie Wise by email at tulane.baseball.arbitration@gmail.com.