Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society Has an Outstanding Showing at Mediation Tournament in Bhopal, India
This fall, three student members of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL), Dolores Sinistaj ’19, Michelle Emokpae ’18, and Liz Pursley ’19, competed in the International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) Mediation Tournament held in Bhopal, India. The National Law Institute University hosted the competition Nov. 17-19. Each year, diverse teams of law students, coaches, mentors, faculty advisors, and legal practitioners from around the world participate in articulating and learning about various forms and techniques used in mediation.
Pursley, as a client, Sinistaj, as an attorney, and Emokpae, as a mediator, all advanced to the final rounds. They clinched second place overall in both the mediation and advocate-client categories, an impressive result in a field of 32 law schools. AUWCL was the only law school to qualify for the final round in both categories. Additionally, out of 96 individual competitors, Emokpae placed 8th in the mediation category, and Pursley took home the 4th place mediation trophy.
Congratulations to the competitors, Coach Jennifer Mueller, volunteers, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society!