Dispute Resolution Society Wins Team Award at International Mediation Tournament

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A three-person team from Fordham Law’s Dispute Resolution Society won Best Advocate-Client Team at the 14th Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament in London on February 21. Fordham’s team was composed of Kat Hannah ’16, Brett Jackson ’16, and Natalie Turchi ’16, and was coached by Sydney Fetten ’15.

The competition was sponsored by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution and hosted by BPP University and University College London. Competitors included law schools from countries around the world, including the U.K., Ireland, Bosnia, Jordan, Ukraine, Italy, India, Singapore, and Greece.

Fordham Law advanced through the competition’s three preliminary rounds, during which the students rotated between the roles of attorney, client, and mediator. The team then advanced past the semifinals to compete in the final round against Chapman University, Loyola University Chicago, and Queen’s University Belfast. The team worked with a different case in each round, the final case being one that concerned workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender, and age.

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