Strathclyde Mediation Tournament "Best Ever" says INADR Founder
The 16th International Law Student Mediation Tournament took place at Strathclyde from 5-8 April, bringing together 126 students in 42 teams from 15 countries. The annual event, started by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) in 2002, aims to train law students in the peaceful resolution of disputes. INADR's founder, Professor Richard Calkins, pronounced the Glasgow tournament the best ever during the civic reception in Glasgow City Chambers. Calkins was particularly impressed by the very high standard of the students as well as the care taken by the judges in their feedback: a tribute to the Scottish and UK mediation community.
Participants came from India, Singapore, Turkey, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Greece, Ireland, Brazil, Scotland, England, N Ireland, Ireland, Canada and 15 US states. The award for best mediator team went to Middlesex University and for best advocate/client team to William & Mary Law School, Virginia, USA. Strathclyde Law School was delighted to reach the semi final round - congratulations to Holly McLean, Emma McGeorge and Clare Sweeney and their coaches, Charlie Irvine and Alison Ebbitt.
Prof Nicole Busby, Head of the Law School, said:
The success of the INADR Mediation Tournament showcases Strathclyde’s position as a global law school that prides itself on student-led experiential learning which enables the development of practical work-based skills. I would like to congratulate all those who participated in and contributed to this event.
Prof Douglas Brodie, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, added:
Strathclyde was delighted to host such a truly international event involving students of the highest calibre from so many different countries.
Special thanks go to Alexis Hunter Family Law and Dallas McMillan for their sponsorship of the event. The Law School would also like to thank Glasgow City Council and Bailie Fariha Thomas for providing a fantastic Civic Reception for our international guests. For more on Strathclyde's LLM/MSc in Mediation and Conflict Resolution see http://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/mediationconflictresolution/