Success at International Mediation Competition
17 April 2012
LJMU Law students Daniel Larrosa (Masters in International Business Law), Gladuela Geci (Legal Practice Course) and Aleksandra Stadnik (Graduate Diploma in Law), recently competed in the International Academy for Dispute Resolution (INADR) Mediation Tournament held at Loyola University in Chicago in March, achieving significant and individual group success.
This is an important event in the international legal skills competition calendar and 46 teams competed from all around the globe, including the USA, Canada, Germany, India and the UK.
Daniel was placed 9th in the individual mediator's competition out of a total of 138 competitors, many from the top Higher Education institutions in their countries. Daniel and Aleksandra were placed in the advocate/client unit competition and came 10th out of 138 different units. The LJMU team, Daniel, Gladuela and Aleksandra were placed 7th out of 46 teams in the advocate/client unit competition.
Each team comprises three law students who have to mediate a dispute together with another student from another institution, and play the role of an advocate in a second mediation and the role of a client in a third mediation, in each case with a member of their own team. The event consists of training sessions and three rounds of competition over three days.
Ian Johnson, LJMU Senior Lecturer in Law commented:
"Tournaments such as these are vital for the development of legal skills in would-be lawyers. They help to teach our students high-order advocacy, client-handling and dispute resolution skills, all of which are greatly valued by legal professions across the globe. I am proud to say that the Law School at LJMU continues to be at the forefront of such development both in the UK and beyond."
Pictured: (left to right): Gladuela Geci, Daniel Larrosa and Aleksandra Stadnik in Chicago