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Registration for the International Law School Mediation Tournament will open on December 1, 2016 and will close on January 16, 2017. Requests for second teams can be made at the time of registration, and we will let you know after the registration deadline if there is space for second teams.
Strathclyde to Host International Mediation Tournament
Dates for the diary: 5-8 April 2017
Strathclyde Law School, home to the UK’s leading postgraduate programme in mediation and conflict resolution, has been invited to host the 16th annual INADR International Law Student Mediation Tournament. Having previously alternated between Chicago and London, with one stop in Dublin, the Glasgow location recognises Strathclyde’s growing reputation as a centre of excellence for mediation practice and scholarship.
The International Academy for Dispute Resolution has been sponsoring mediation tournaments since 2002. Participation continues to increase and last year over 50 teams took part, including law schools from the USA, Canada, Scotland, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Singapore, India, and Zimbabwe. The tournament provides law students with the opportunity to learn about various approaches and techniques used in mediation, as well as the opportunity to practice their mediation skills in friendly competition with other students from around the world.
The tournament consists of three rounds, followed by semi-finals and a final. Teams compete as co-mediators working on realistic scenarios, with fellow students fulfilling the lawyer/client roles. Judges are drawn from the local and international mediation community, and students often comment on the encouragement provided by these professionals’ detailed feedback.
This year’s event promises to bring an even wider diversity of teams, thanks in no small part to Glasgow’s reputation as the friendly city and its easy access to transport hubs. Highlights will include a court visit, a city tour and a reception in the historic City Chambers. The award dinner will be a celebration of mediation excellence where we recognise the achievements of the next generation of mediators.