Today we had to report the results of our negotiations. Only my team and one other failed to settle. Our grades were based on the cumulative results of 6 coin tosses. For me, each head was worth a certain amount, and for my opponent each head cost her a certain amount. I got five out of six heads. I could have made a bit more if I had accepted her last settlement offer, but the coin toss really hurt her. The coin toss was done in front of the entire class, and they wanted to know why I hadn't settled. I told them that it was a matter of principle. I wasn't going to let her roll over me and "if I was going down I was taking her with me." Probably wasn't the most diplomatic thing I could have said, and I may have very well made my first law school enemy. I think half the class was rooting for me and the other half thought I was either crazy or just a bitch. The thing is, if she had tried at all we would have settled, she just refused to play the game. Oh well. We won't know where our coin toss put us in the rankings for two weeks. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out.
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