Transactional Law Society (TLS) is the competition arm of American University Washington College of Law’s (WCL) Business Law Society (BLS). As the competitive face of BLS, TLS welcomes 2Ls and 3Ls to compete in domestic and international business negotiation competitions. TLS encourages 1Ls to join BLS to take part in mooting with current TLS competitors to prepare the various teams for upcoming competitions.


The mission of TLS is to promote the practice of transactional law at WCL and to support students pursuing a career in this field. To achieve this mission, BLS hosts events discussing trends and popular issues in transactional law and TLS assembles and prepares WCL teams that compete in mock negotiation and transactional competitions. All business specializations within the broad practice of transactional law are embraced by both BLS and TLS.