International Mediation Competition
Loyola students on the mediation team participate each spring in the International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) international mediation competition. The international round of the competition rotates every other year between Loyola and BPP Law School in London. In 2011, Loyola students traveled to London, enjoying a legal walking tour, lunch at the Inns of Court, and competition- sponsored social events. Due to renovations at BPP Law School, in 2013 the competition will be at the Law Society of Ireland in Dublin, Ireland.
Over the three day competition, students get a chance to play the roles of mediator, attorney and client and to experience mediation and negotiation skills across many cultures. They also receive additional training in mediation, mediation advocacy and cross-cultural issues from experienced practitioners. Loyola teams have done very well in the competition, taking home the third place trophy for mediation skills in 2011 at the London competition, and winning second place for mediation skills out of 46 teams from around the world in 2012 at Loyola