LULS Mediation Competition

Date and timings: 

  • Preliminary Round One & Two – 11 March 2017
  • Semi-finals & Finals – TBC

Open to:

  • All students in all year groups (LULS Membership is required)*

Award: 

  • A trophy for the Winning Team
  • Opportunity to compete in UK National Student Mediation Competition

Brief Overview:

  • The way this competition works is that there will be a team of two students, acting as mediators, who are working together to try and facilitate a settlement between the two clients. The clients will have been given a scenario to learn before the competition, and at the start of each round, the clients will each have a few minutes to explain their problem to the mediators. The mediators must then — within a 30 minute time limit — try to facilitate a settlement which both conflicting parties are happy with, of which they may not have reached without mediating.
  • Similar to Negotiation, Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). It involves placing the outcome entirely into the hands of the parties at dispute, while having third party mediators guide them to a mutual agreement.
  • This form of ADR is used all the way from big business disputes down to tenant-landlord disagreements. It is therefore particularly useful to become accustomed with.

External Competition:

  • UK National Student Mediation Competition
    • Qualification for entry: Winning Team/Runners-up of the internal competition.

Guidelines:

For more information, please contact our Competition Secretaries, Yukit Tang (ykt6@student.le.ac.uk) and Lena Touchard (lmt22@student.le.ac.uk).