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 15th Annual Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament will be held November 6-8, 2014 at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA.
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 10 and 11, 2014
Brenau University (www.brenau.edu) in Gainesville, Georgia will be hosting its twelfth annual Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament on October 10 and 11, 2014. 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 11, 2014. 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, 2014. For registration forms or further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you in October in Gainesville!