3rd annual ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition awards unveiled

The Brazilian team prevailed as a winner of the 3rd annual ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition. A team from the FGV Sao Paolo Law School walked away with this year’s top award for the 3rd annual ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition 18 February.

The award followed four days of intense competition , as the team from Sao Paolo and the University of California Hastings College of Law were pitted against each other to mediate a complex business deal. The Brazilian team, made up of Gisela Ferreira Mation, Pedro Fida Fenelon Tibucheski, and Daniel Tabel Luis received a trophy, EUR 2 000 in prize money, an internship at ICC’s ADR Secretariat, and a set of legal reference books.

Every participant in this year’s competition received a year’s subscription to the ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin. The awards ceremony was officiated by Guy Sebban, ICC Secretary General, Jason Fry, Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Dispute Resolution Services Director and Pierre Tercier, Chairman of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Continue reading 3rd annual ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition awards unveiled

1st International Law School Negotiation and Mediation Competition

The 1st International Law School Negotiation and Mediation Competition is an interesting competition for law schools worldwide includes the 2008 International Competition for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR 2008) in which 270 teams from law schools around the world have competed since its commencement. The competition covers client instruction, case pleading, negotiation and mediation in the field of commercial dispute resolution. Continue reading 1st International Law School Negotiation and Mediation Competition

World Chambers Competition finalists announced

Judges have finished evaluating the entries for the 2007 World Chambers Competition and have announced the 20 finalists who have made it to the last round of the competition, which will take place in Istanbul in July.
With over 55 entries from 38 countries received this year, the competition has been the most popular and diverse in its history. All finalists will be invited to present their projects to the international judging panel at the Fifth World Chambers Congress in Istanbul from 4-6 July 2007. Continue reading World Chambers Competition finalists announced

International Online Dispute Resolution Competition Invitation 2006

International Online Dispute Resolution Competition Invitation 2006

The 5th Anniversary International Competitions for Online Dispute Resolution are open for registration! The free competitions offer law students worldwide an opportunity to practice and demonstrate their ADR and litigation skills working in a technological environment on the international plane.

The only requirements are that students have access to the internet and permission of a faculty member to participate. Student competitors are evaluated anonymously by experienced professionals from ADR and Litigation from around the world
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Seventh annual online dispute resolution Cyberweek

Seventh annual online dispute resolution Cyberweek

The Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts (CITDR) invites you to participate in the seventh annual online dispute resolution Cyberweek.

This is an all-online Web based conference with no fee for participation and registration. A few of the opportunities planned for Cyberweek include: Continue reading Seventh annual online dispute resolution Cyberweek

Harvard Law School recently captured the U.S. championship of the 2004 P. Jessup

International Law Moot Court Competition, defeating the University of Georgia and Columbia University in elimination rounds. The HLS team consisted of second-year students Naomi Loewith and Hugo Torres, first-year student Erica Fung, and third-year student Nathaniel Stankard. In addition to winning the national title, the team advanced to the world quarterfinals before being defeated by eventual finalist Singapore.

Harvard won the right to represent the northeast region of the United States in international competition after claiming victory in the regional championship held in February. This year marked the sixth consecutive year that a team from Harvard Law School has attended the international rounds, which this year included 94 teams from 80 nations. Those competitors were drawn from 529 teams from 85 countries.

Widely recognized as the most prestigious international law moot court competition in the world, the Jessup was co-founded by Harvard Law school in 1959. This year’s problem addressed the jurisdiction and admissibility of cases before the International Criminal Court, as well as the legality of Security Council actions. Continue reading Harvard Law School recently captured the U.S. championship of the 2004 P. Jessup

International Competition for Online Dispute Resolution 2003

International Competition for Online Dispute Resolution 2003

A. Background and Goal

Last year’s online negotiation competition had 12 teams from 10 schools in six countries. This year interest has been expressed on behalf of about 35 schools in 15 countries in the online arbitration, online mediation and/or online negotiation competitions being held.
The goal of the competitions is to enhance worldwide law student understanding of online dispute resolution.

All that a law student needs to participate is a computer with an internet connection, an internet browser, and a faculty sponsor.

Please note that the competitions for this year will be in English. We are endeavouring to hold future competitions in other languages.

B. Brief description of the competitions.

i. Online Arbitration Competition:
Description: International Commercial Arbitration Dispute under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
Teams: Students compete either as advocates (teams of up to four) or as arbitrators (1 or 2 persons). Student arbitrators serve in different arbitrations from student advocates of the same school. In each arbitration, the student advocates work out the procedure with the student arbitrators and student arbitrators write an award due by mid-February. Evaluators determine the most effective advocate and arbitral tribunal teams.

Realism: To enhance the realism for the students and thanks to the kind permission of these major international arbitral institutions, the designation of the appointing authorities and the actual appointments of the student arbitrators will be done as if the students were being appointed by the Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the UNCITRAL Committee of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, the London Court of International Arbitration, and the International Center for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association in New York and Dublin.

Dates: Problem given out at the beginning of November, competition lasts from December 15 through end of February 2003. Continue reading International Competition for Online Dispute Resolution 2003