April 15, 2013

Congratulations to Faulkner University – National Champs !!

By Art Hinshaw

At the ABA Dispute Resolution Section meetings in Chicago the national rounds of the Representation in Mediation Competition were held.  As always, we were very impressed with the competitors, especially the team from Faulkner University’s Thomas Jones Goode School of Law who won the championship.  Congrats Faulkner and thanks to all of you who acted as judges or mediators or regional round hosts.  The press release from the ABA’s DR Section is below.

Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law Wins the 2013 American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Representation in Mediation Competition

In the ten Regional Competitions, 110 teams from 59 law schools competed for the right to advance to the National Finals. Ten teams were invited to compete at the National Competition consisting of students representing the following schools: Chapman University School of Law, Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Hamline University School of Law, Liberty University School of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, and West Virginia University College of Law.

After two preliminary rounds on April 3rd the teams from Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Chapman University School of Law, Fordham University School of Law, and Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, at Arizona State University advanced to the Semi-Final Round on April 4th. The teams from Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, at Arizona State University advanced to the Championship Round where Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law students Ashley  Norgard and Joshua Bradshaw prevailed.

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 15th Annual Representation in Mediation Regional Competitions are scheduled for February and March of 2014. The Finals will be held in conjunction with the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference in
April, 2014 in Miami. For more information, visit the Representation in Mediation Competition website at http://www.abanet.org/dispute/mediationcomp.html.

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