Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law and the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) will co-sponsor the 13th Annual International Law School Mediation Competition at Loyola’s Philip H. Corboy Law Center beginning March 5, 2014.
More than 500 students, mediators, professors, and attorneys from around the world will participate in the four-day international mediation skills tournament, which presents students with hypothetical international legal problems to resolve that range from child abduction to international border and fishing issues. Approximately 60 student teams from countries including Australia, Kenya, Nigeria, Brazil, India, China, Sri Lanka, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany, will have the opportunity to practice their skills both as mediators and as advocates in a cross-cultural setting.
The popularity of mediation, a voluntary, non-binding process where a neutral mediator facilitates a negotiation between disputing parties, is growing internationally because it offers an alternative to the delays, expense, corruption, and damage to business and family relationships that may be involved in court proceedings.
The tournament is also unique in that it includes two days of training by internationally respected mediators. For more information on the competition, go to inadrloyola.weebly.com.
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If you are an admitted student for Fall 2014 and are interested in observing a round of the 13th Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament, please email law-admissions [at] luc [dot] edu by Wednesday March 5 for further details.