Strathclyde/John Marshall Summer School in Mediation & Negotiation

Between the 4 & 7 August 2015, students from the University of Strathclyde Law School, Department of Architecture and Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) worked with a group of graduate law students from Chicago's John Marshall Law on a four day summer school in mediation & negotiation. They were joined by law students from the Universities of Dundee and Stirling. The summer school was held at the Insight Institute here in Glasgow.

This annual event forms part of a developing partnership between the John Marshall and Strathclyde Law Schools. It represents a unique opportunity for students from different cultures and disciplines to come together in a largely practical, skills-based dispute resolution course.  The course was led by Charlie Irvine, Visiting Professor at University of Strathclyde Law School. He was assisted by Prof Bryan Clark, Head of Strathclyde Law School and teaching assistants from John Marshall Law School. 

Mairead McCann a participant on the course currently studying for an LLM at the University of Dundee said:

“The Mediation Summer School – what a great experience! Four intensive days learning about the theory of conflict, mediation, and negotiation, mediator skills, and experiencing mediation sessions with international students from the USA, Scotland and Nigeria. I experienced mediation first hand from the leaders in the field who openly shared their wealth of knowledge, experience and ‘war stories’ to ensure we understood what mediation really meant. Working through the case studies we were exposed to the complexity of a mediated session and applied the diverse range of approaches, techniques and tools with support and feedback from the facilitators. Material was well prepared and useful especially the reading list. I came away from the course with a firm grasp of mediation, a unique breadth of practical mediation experience I continue to reflect and learn from and an international pool of to-be mediators I can call on for future support. Thanks again!”

Here's some of our summer school students and their tutors.

Summer school law students