Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

School of Law

International Mediation Competition

Loyola students on the mediation team participate each spring in the International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) international mediation tournament. The international round of the competition rotates every other year between Loyola and locations outside of the U.S.. Loyola hosted in 2010, 2012, and 2014 and Loyola students traveled to London and Dublin in 2011, 2013 and 2015.  In March 2016 the competition returns to Loyola with 60 teams expected from around the world.

Over the three day competition, students get a chance to play the roles of mediator, attorney and client and to experience mediation and negotiation skills across many cultures. They also receive additional training in mediation, mediation advocacy and cross-cultural issues from experienced practitioners. Loyola teams have done very well in the competition, consistently taking home trophies for the top slots for both mediation and advocacy skills as well as individual mediator awards. In 2015 in London, Loyola took third place out of 44 teams in mediation advocacy.