Moritz Representation in Mediation Competition – Jan. 23 Registration Deadline

The Moot Court Governing Board is excited to invite you to participate in the Moritz Representation in Mediation Competition! This competition has a unique and engaging format, and the prep work involved is minimal. Please read on for more information regarding this competition, and do not hesitate to contact Jessica Van Ranken with any questions at vanranken.1@osu.edu.

Overview

This competition is open to all 2Ls, 3Ls and LLM students. Students need not have taken an ADR course in order to participate; however, a mediation “crash course” will be offered (see below). The preliminary rounds of the competition are held over two rounds on Saturday, February 2. Competitors must be available to participate from morning until late afternoon. Unfortunately, we will be unable to make arrangements for any conflicts.

Each team will compete two times on Saturday, February 2. The top 4 teams from the preliminary rounds will compete in the finals on the morning of Sunday, February 3.

Competitors will receive a fact pattern before the competition. The competition will consist of teams of 2 participating in a timed mediation. In this competition, one of the competitors is the client and one of the competitors is the attorney. The mediator will be a professional from the community and will participate in the mediation as would happen in real life.

Registration

To register: Add the course “Representation in Mediation Competition” on TWEN. Go to the sign-up sheet page and add your name to a team. If you have a partner, they should sign up with you. If you don’t have a partner, one will be randomly assigned to you after registration closes. The fact pattern, competition schedule, and any other materials will be released on this TWEN page as well. The registration deadline is Wednesday, January 23 at 5:00pm.

Crash Course

Professor Marya Kolman will be hosting a “crash course” on January 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This is highly encouraged for all students unfamiliar with mediation, as well as those students looking to refresh and further develop their skills before the competition. You can register for this course on the TWEN page in a sign-up separate from the competition sign-up. Dinner will be provided.

Please don’t hesitate to email Jessica Van Ranken at vanranken.1@osu.edu if you have any questions.

Thank you, and we hope you will consider competing in this competition!