In the ten Regional Competitions, over 96 teams from 51 law schools competed for the right to advance to the National Finals. Eight teams were invited to compete at the National Competition consisting of students representing the following schools: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Liberty University School of Law, Southwestern Law School, University of Idaho College of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law, Washington University School of Law, William & Mary School of Law.
After two preliminary rounds on April 15th the teams from Liberty University School of Law, Southwestern Law School, University of Oklahoma College of Law, and William & Mary School of Lawadvanced to the Semi-Final Round on April 16th. The teams from Southwestern Law School and the University of Oklahoma College of Law advanced to the Championship Round where the University of Oklahoma College of Law students Harry “Skeeter” Jordan and Melissa McDuffeyprevailed.
The Section of Dispute Resolution would like to thank and congratulate the students and schools who competed at all levels of the Competition this year for their excellent performances in making this year’s event a success. The Section also extends its thanks to the numerous conference attendees and local practitioners who volunteered as mediators and judges for the competition.
The 17th Annual Representation in Mediation Regional Competitions are scheduled for February and March of 2016. The Finals will be held in conjunction with the ABA Section of Dispute R5esolution Spring Conference in April, 2016 in New York. For more information, visit the Representation in Mediation Competition website at http://www.abanet.org/dispute/mediationcomp.html.
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