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UR law students win mediation competition (access required)

A team of students from the University of Richmond law school won the American Bar Association’s national mediation competition in New York City last month. Paul Falabella and Faith Alejandro, both second-year students, qualified for the final round in New York after winning the regional competition at North Carolina Central University against 12 law schools. Ten teams ...

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  1. They were just beginning mediation and ADR classes when I was in law school 15 years ago. The classes were wonderful but lecture-style and not interactive. It sounds like the classes are progressing into interactive training tutorials. It is great to see! Preparing ti advocate for a client at mediation and negotiating for your client at a mediation are learned skills, to learn the various techniques and theories while still in law school will give these students a real boost for post-graduation jobs. A expertly negotiated mediation can be as satisfying for a litigator as a trial.

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