The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law March 2013
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Representation in Mediation Competition Winners Compete in Montgomery

After emerging from a field of 16 teams in Moritz’s 7th Annual Representation in Mediation, 3Ls Amanda Barrera and Jacqueline Hicks and 2Ls Keith Darsee and Mingzi Ouyang qualified for the ABA Regional Representation in Mediation Competition at Faulkner University School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama held February 22-23, 2013.  In the competition, law student teams act as attorneys and clients in preparing for and representing a client in mediation. In the three nights of the intra-school competition, the winning teams mediated in a labor dispute, a landlord-tenant issue, and a breach of a licensing agreement.

The teams were coached by adjunct professor Marya Kolman, Director of Mediation Services for the Domestic Relations and Juvenile Courts in Columbus, and Dottie Painter, an attorney and mediation specialist in Columbus.  Amanda Parker, 3L, served as a substitute for Mingzi, who was unable to compete in the ABA tournament because she had already passed the New York bar exam.  In addition to competing in the regional tournament in Alabama, the team was able to tour Civil Rights sites in the Montgomery area.

The Representation in Mediation Competition was coordinated by the Moot Court & Lawyering Skills Governing Board under the direction of Associate Justice Brandon Riddle (2L).

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