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Dispute Resolution Program

‌The InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution
Loyola University Chicago School of Law's
Dispute Resolution Program

13th Annual
International Law School
Mediation Tournament

March 5-8, 2014

Philip H. Corboy Law Center
Kasbeer Hall, 15th Floor
25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago

Preliminary competition rounds will take place on Friday afternoon and evening,
and Saturday morning.


The InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) and Loyola University Chicago School of Law are pleased to serve as cosponsors of this exciting tournament.   The competition held at Loyola in March will be larger than ever, with 60 teams competing from around the world, including teams from Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany.
The tournament provides law students with the opportunity to learn the various techniques used in mediation and to practice and strengthen their mediation advocacy skills in a cross-cultural setting.
The INADR International Law School Mediation Tournament also offers mediators and advocates the opportunity to serve as tournament judges and to network with other professionals.  If you are interested in serving as a judge or sponsor, or wish to join us as a guest to observe the competition, please let us know.

We look forward to seeing you in March!
Teresa F. Frisbie
Dispute Resolution Program
Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law


Loyola is committed to training graduates in the skills they need to thrive in our changing legal landscape.  The Dispute Resolution Program gives Loyola law students tools to resolve conflict using negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and related processes. (These mechanisms are collectively known as alternative or “appropriate” dispute resolution or “ADR”.)  As the costs of trials and pre-trial discovery continue to escalate, and as clients become more sophisticated users of legal services, more cases are being resolved through ADR and fewer are going to trial.

Possession of solid and comprehensive dispute resolution skills gives attorneys an edge, whether in representing a client in a mediation or arbitration, negotiating a deal in a business or government setting, or settling a case.

The Loyola Dispute Resolution community is vibrant and growing. A faculty of more than thirty full-time and adjunct professors, made up of well-known scholars, mediators, arbitrators and attorneys, contribute by teaching, tutoring and coaching.  As Loyola is located in downtown Chicago, numerous alumni also come back on a regular basis to help students practice their skills by serving as tutors, judges in mock mediations and negotiations, and guest speakers.  Loyola also frequently hosts international dispute resolution competitionssymposia, and other events.

The program offers eighteen different courses in dispute resolution (see chart of ADR courses and opportunities), ranging from international commercial arbitration to collaborative family law. The newest addition is a course in electronic discovery that incorporates the cooperation principles promoted by the Sedona Conference.  Most Loyola dispute resolution courses are experiential, with students acquiring skills through role-playing in simulations.

Students are also given the opportunity to put the skills they acquire into practice by participating on Loyola’s highly regarded teams in national and international dispute resolution competitions, in externships, and by representing actual clients in mediations at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission through the new EEOC Mediation Advocacy Project. In the new Mediation Certification and Courthouse Practicum course (Law 584), offered in partnership with the Center for Conflict Resolution, students are trained as CCR mediators at the beginning of the semester and Loyola faculty work with them until they obtain certification and can begin mediating actual small claims cases in state court.

To learn more about Loyola’s Dispute Resolution Program, contact Teresa F. Frisbie, Director, Dispute Resolution Program, tfrisbie@luc.edu or read our Fall 2013 Newsletter.  


Philip H. Corboy Law Center · 25 E. Pearson Street · Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.7120

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