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  • Tournament Rules – Undergraduate | INADR
    in either caucus or conference style however it must be noted that the mediation must employ conference styles at some point The judges will expect to be able to score this element on their ballots It should also be noted that no points are to be deducted if the mediation is unsuccessful or does not reach a settlement The preliminary round mediations are limited to 90 minutes duration Furthermore co mediators should ensure that caucuses are not used by either party to create unfair competitive advantage for example by staying in caucus for extended periods to deprive the opposing side of time in front of the judges The co mediators are responsible for ensuring that caucus time is used effectively Judges There are two judges for each round The judges will score independently of each other Judges are provided a statement of the case as well as the confidential information provided each party Students may not at any time confer with the judges until their ballots have been turned in Thereafter the judges may provide a brief critique Judges may make brief comments at the end of the 90 minutes allotted for each mediation Ballots and Scoring Each judge will have two ballots one to score the co mediators and the other to score the attorneys and their clients Thus the co mediators are scored against each other on one ballot and the attorney client units are scored against each other on the other Both ballots have space for scoring in five categories with 0 10 points awarded in each category The co mediators are scored for 1 their opening statements 2 first caucus 3 conference mediation 4 qualities of a good mediator and 5 cooperation between mediators Advocate clients are scored on 1 opening statement 2 first caucus 3 Conference mediation 4 cooperation between advocate and client and 5 overall evaluation Scheduling The Tournament will be held in the Fall of each year a date to be determined by the INADR Undergraduate Tournament Committee Cases to be Mediated In each round the same case will be used for all mediations The case packet will include a common set of facts disclosed to both sides and the co mediators between a week and ten days before the tournament Immediately before each round begins a separate confidential fact sheet unique to each side will be handed out to the advocates and clients These secret facts may be disclosed or kept secret during the mediation but may NOT be denied or contradicted Denial or contradiction of the secret facts will result in point deductions Timekeeping Co mediators are responsible for keeping their mediation on time within the ninety minutes allotted Permissible Assistance Faculty and other coaches may confer with their students until the mediation commences Thereafter they may not give advice or instructions to or attempt to communicate with any of the participants Coaches may observe the mediations where members of their team are performing but may not scout other teams Violation

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  • Law School Tournament | INADR
    international law school mediation tournament The tournament typically takes place during the spring semester in Chicago IL Participation in these tournaments continues to increase every year especially the participation of international schools Law schools from Canada Great Britain and Germany regularly attend The tournament provides law students with the opportunity to learn about various forms and techniques used in mediation as well as the opportunity to practice their mediation skills in friendly competition with other students from around the world Teams of three students each go through three preliminary rounds serving as mediators as well as advocates and clients Mediators work in pairs with the co mediators being from different schools This encourages students to recognize that mediation is about working together to reach a solution rather than competing at every turn Mediators are judged on their ability to work together with their co mediator in addition to their listening skills their ability to help that advocates and clients see the strengths and weaknesses of their cases their ability to stay positi ve and professional and their ability to help guide the parties to a resolution of the dispute that brought them to mediation Advocates and clients are judged on

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  • Tournament Rules – International Law School | INADR
    Client 5 Overall Evaluation and 6 Self Evaluation 6 Mediators Each mediator must make opening remarks of no more than four minutes The mediators can decide who goes first and whether they will coordinate their remarks or make them independently The judges understand that the co mediators remarks may be quite similar Each co mediator must conduct a caucus during the mediation it can be immediately after the parties opening statements or later at the mediators discretion The co mediators can decide who will conduct the first caucus and with which party but each mediator must conduct the first caucus with a different party The co mediator not conducting the caucus will observe and may ask clarifying questions at the end of the caucus Thereafter the co mediators can use a conference or caucus format as they wish though they must conduct at least one conference session The mediators should try to ensure that caucuses are not used by parties to create unfair competitive advantage e g by staying in caucus for extended periods of time so that the other advocate client team is deprived of time in front of the judges The mediators are responsible for ensuring that caucus time is used effectively 7 Advocates and Clients The advocates will each offer a brief summary of the facts and their client s goals for the mediation after the mediators openings The clients may be offered an opportunity to speak briefly during this time and may contribute as appropriate throughout the mediation During the balance of the mediation whether in caucus or conference the advocates and clients should work together and with the mediators to achieve the clients goals The advocates and clients should act realistically and professionally in the spirit of mediation 8 Judges There are two judges for each round The judges will score independently of each other Judges are provided a statement of the case as well as the confidential information provided each party Students may not at any time confer with the judges until their ballots have been turned in Thereafter the judges may provide a short critique 9 Cases To Be Mediated In each round the same case will be used for all mediations The case packet will include a common set of facts disclosed to both sides and the co mediators and a separate confidential fact sheet given to each side The mediators will not receive the confidential fact sheets Each of the three preliminary rounds and the semifinal and final rounds will involve different cases 10 Timekeeping Responsibility rests with the student participants for timekeeping and adherence to the allotted time periods Each mediation is limited to 90 minutes Preparation for Self Evaluation is limited to 5 minutes and each Self Evaluation is limited to 5 minutes 11 Self Evaluation Each participant will have five minutes to discuss these questions at the conclusion of the mediation A If you had to do the mediation over again what would you do the same or

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  • May 2014 | INADR
    Volunteer as a Judge Past Tournament Results Undergraduate Tournaments Tournament Rules Undergraduate Law School Tournament Tournament Rules International Law School Newsletter May 2014 June 2013 September 2012 January 2011 Winter 2010 Summer Fall 2010 January 2009 Get Involved Become a

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  • June 2013 | INADR
    Volunteer as a Judge Past Tournament Results Undergraduate Tournaments Tournament Rules Undergraduate Law School Tournament Tournament Rules International Law School Newsletter May 2014 June 2013 September 2012 January 2011 Winter 2010 Summer Fall 2010 January 2009 Get Involved Become a

    Original URL path: http://www.inadr.org/june-2013/ (2016-02-12)
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  • September 2012 | INADR
    Volunteer as a Judge Past Tournament Results Undergraduate Tournaments Tournament Rules Undergraduate Law School Tournament Tournament Rules International Law School Newsletter May 2014 June 2013 September 2012 January 2011 Winter 2010 Summer Fall 2010 January 2009 Get Involved Become a

    Original URL path: http://www.inadr.org/september-2012/ (2016-02-12)
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  • January 2011 | INADR
    Volunteer as a Judge Past Tournament Results Undergraduate Tournaments Tournament Rules Undergraduate Law School Tournament Tournament Rules International Law School Newsletter May 2014 June 2013 September 2012 January 2011 Winter 2010 Summer Fall 2010 January 2009 Get Involved Become a

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  • Winter 2010 | INADR
    Volunteer as a Judge Past Tournament Results Undergraduate Tournaments Tournament Rules Undergraduate Law School Tournament Tournament Rules International Law School Newsletter May 2014 June 2013 September 2012 January 2011 Winter 2010 Summer Fall 2010 January 2009 Get Involved Become a

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