Strathclyde team reach top 10 of international mediation competition

Congratulations to the Law School's Mediation Society for reaching the semi-finals of this year's INADR International Law Student Mediation Tournament in Chicago.  The team of Clare Nolan, Emma McGeorge and April Craine reached the last 16 and Clare's excellent semi-final performance earned 10th place award.  This is a fantastic achievement for our undergraduates, competing against postgraduates from over 50 American and international law schools.   The Chicago based International Academy of Dispute Resolution runs mediation competitions around the world - next year's will take place in Athens. 

The team was coached by Charlie Irvine, Course Leader on the LLM/MSc in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, and their performance underlines Strathclyde's reputation as a centre of excellence in mediation.  The Law School is the only one in Scotland to offer mediation electives at undergraduate, Honours and Diploma levels.  Charlie would like to say a particular thanks to the Mediation Society and its current president, Lucy Begbie, for its commitment and enthusiasm in running an internal competition and preparing students for this event.

Head of the Law School, Prof Alastair Hudson, added:

We are delighted that the team made such a strong showing in Chicago.  This result illustrates the breadth and practicality of a Strathclyde legal education.  We really do something unique through our mediation programme.  Congratulations to Clare, Emma, April and Charlie.