January 20, 2012
Volunteer Mediators Needed
Want to help law students learn how to be representatives in mediation? Want to enhance your resume? Want to be of service? We need you!
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution seeks experienced mediators and lawyers for the Regional Representation in Mediation Competition, March 9-11 at OSU Moritz College of Law. In this competition, law students from across the mid-west region role-play as attorneys and clients in a mediation setting. The competition measures how well law students model appropriate preparation for and representation of a client in mediation.
Volunteer judges evaluate and score the quality of representation by the student teams and also give feedback directly to the students at the end of the competition. Volunteer mediators serve as mediators for the role-play, with the students playing the roles of lawyers and clients. Volunteer mediators are required to use a facilitative mediation style so that the student competitors see a consistent style throughout the competition. Training for volunteer mediators and judges will be provided immediately before the rounds begin.
Past volunteers report learning much that is helpful in their teaching and mediation work, as well as seeing how much the law students learn.
To volunteer, or for more information, contact Elizabeth Sherowski, Director of Moot Court & Lawyering Skills at the Moritz College of Law, at 614/292.0943 or Sherowski.email@example.com.