On April 8, three members of the Law School’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Team—Morgan McEwen J.D. ’18, Hillary May J.D. ’18, and Jamie Huffman J.D. ’18— advanced to the finals and won first place at the16th Annual International Academy of Dispute Resolution’s (INADR) International Law School Mediation Tournament at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
The INADR has been sponsoring law school mediation tournaments since 2002. The tournament provides law students with opportunities to learn about various approaches and techniques used in mediation, as well as to practice mediation skills in friendly competition with other students from around the world.
The tournament consists of three rounds, followed by semi-finals and a final. Teams compete as co-mediators working on realistic scenarios, with fellow students fulfilling the lawyer/client roles.
Judges are drawn from the local and international mediation community, and students often comment on the encouragement provided by these professionals’ detailed feedback.
Forty-two teams from around the world competed at this year’s competition. In addition to taking first place, the William & Mary team won first place in the Client/Advocate component and brought home another award as the Outstanding New Mediation Program.
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