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Every year the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution sponsors an international law school mediation tournament. The tournament typically takes place during the spring semester in Chicago, IL. Participation in these tournaments continues to increase every year, especially the participation of international schools. Law schools from Canada, Great Britain, and Germany regularly attend. The tournament provides law students with the opportunity to learn about various forms 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.

Teams of three students each go through three preliminary rounds serving as mediators, as well as advocates and clients. Mediators work in pairs, with the co-mediators being from different schools. This encourages students to recognize that mediation is about working together to reach a solution, rather than competing at every turn. Mediators are judged on their ability to work together with their co-mediator in addition to their listening skills, their ability to help that advocates and clients see the strengths and weaknesses of their cases, their ability to stay positi ve and professional, and their ability to help guide the parties to a resolution of the dispute that brought them to mediation.

Advocates and clients are judged on their ability to present their case, to articulate their strengths and weaknesses, and to work with the mediators toward a solution while also meeting their needs and interests.The four top teams in each category go through to a final round. Awards are given for team performances and individual performances.

With the heavy focus of traditional legal education on litigation, competitions such as this one allow students to see a different side of law practice.

Upcoming Events:

2019 INADR International Law School Mediation Tournament @ Athens, Greece
Mar 14 – Mar 17 all-day
The 2019 INADR International Law School Mediation Tournament will be taking place in Athens, Greece March 14-17, 2019.  Registration will open on this page November 30, 2018.  Schools will be invited to register a first team, and request a second.  The registration fee is $650 USD per team. Registration will close January 18, 2019.  Teams will be notified if there is space for requested second teams on January 14, 2019.

The tournament ends on Sunday, March 17th with a closing ceremony.

You can download useful information by clicking on the following:
2019 ILSMT Athens Schedule (new)
Training Agenda
Venue and Transportation
INADR 2019 Athens Guide
Volunteer to Judge

Please find here the RSVP form:

For more information, the flyer of the tournament can be downloaded by clicking here.

2019 Athens Registration - INADR International Law School Mediation Tournament

Registration for the International Law School Mediation Tournament taking place in Athens, Greece March 14-17, 2019. There is a cap of 52 teams. Schools will be able to register for 1st teams as soon as registration opens, and will be able to request a second team at that time. Second teams will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis at the closing of registration.
  • Please let us know about any special needs or dietary restrictions, such as how many vegetarian meals.
  • Price: $650.00
University of North Carolina Charlotte Invitational
Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day

University of North Carolina Charlotte University
Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament
April 5, 2019 – April 6, 2019 all-day
University of North Carolina Charlotte ( in Charlotte, North Carolina will be hosting a
Spring Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament on April 5-6, 2019. This three round tournament will
also include opportunities for training for students and coaches on mediation techniques and civil
collaborative practice.
Registration fees are $150.00 per each three person team and $25.00 for each extra individual
including coaches. Fees include the awards luncheon on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Registration
begins at noon on Friday with training to begin at 1:00 pm. Tournament rounds will be held on
Friday afternoon, Friday evening and Saturday morning. Space is limited, so register as early as
possible. The registration deadline is March 22, 2019. For registration forms or further information,
contact There are several hotels near UNC Charlotte, and metro Charlotte is
accessible due to the Light Rail. We hope to see you in April in the Queen City of Charlotte!

Register Below.

2019 University of Charlotte Invitational Mediation Tournament Registration Form

  • Please let us know about any dietary restrictions, such as how many vegetarian meals.
  • Price: $150.00 Quantity: