National Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament
Each year in November the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution sponsors an undergraduate tournament, the National Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament. The intent of the tournament is to give students a real life experience as mediator and as an attorney and client. Three students make up a team, and each must participate as mediator in one of three preliminary rounds. Students participating have the opportunity to receive All-American recognition.
At each tournament, the day before is devoted to extensive mediation training, as well as advocacy training. Emphasis at the tournament is placed on education and fellowship, rather than competition or winning.
The 14th Annual Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament will be held October 31 - November 2, 2013 at Drake University Law School in Des Moines, IA.
In addition to the national tournament there are also regional invitational tournaments held around the country. These invitationals have taken place in Georgia, Texas, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, and elsewhere. These tournaments are typically organized similarly to the national tournament, but are intended to provide more emphasis on training and education in preparation for the national tournament.
Brenau University Mock Mediation Tournament, October 4 and 5, 2013
Brenau University (www.brenau.edu) in Gainesville, Georgia will be hosting its eleventh annual Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament on October 4 and 5, 2013. This three round tournament will also include opportunities for training for students and coaches on mediation techniques and advocacy in mediation.
Registration fees are $60.00 per each three person team and $20.00 for each extra individual including coaches. Fees include the awards luncheon on Saturday, October 5, 2013. 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 September 30, 2013. For registration forms or further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you in October in Gainesville!
The Eleventh Annual Peacemaker Mediation Tournament
October 11th and 12th at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Contact Prof. Jon R. Rink for more details at email@example.com or by phone at 608-342-1795, cell: 608-732-3146.
Fifth Peacemakers Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament to be held at Maharishi University of Management October 25 -26, 2013.
The competition is designed to help college and university students understand the value of resolving disputes through mediation (peacemaking) so that they can apply it in their personal and professional lives. The tournament will combine mediation training with three mediation sessions. No prior training or experience is necessary. Teams are comprised of three to four students.
Following the training session, there will be three rounds of mediation, providing the students with multiple opportunities to practice their newly acquired skills. The tournament ends with an awards luncheon on Saturday, with adjournment at 1:30 pm.
Training begins at 12:30 pm on Friday
Round 1 2:00-4:00 pm Friday
Round 2 7:00-9:00 Friday evening,
Round 3 9:30-11:30 Saturday morning
Awards luncheon 12:00 pm
Registration fee is $60 and the registration desk will be open between noon and two in the Dreier building. This is the building we have used for the tournament in the past.
Please let me know if you plan to come for the training or will be arriving in time for the first round.
See the websites below for info on Fairfield and a map of the university.
We look forward to seeing you!