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ICC Asia Pacific Mediation Competition

Invitation to Apply for La Trobe Law’s ICC Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition

The La Trobe University Law School invites applications from law students who would like to join the School’s ICC Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition team, to be held in Melbourne between 27-29 July 2018. Applicants must have achieved a minimum ‘B’ grade average for their subjects in law, including LAW1DR Dispute Resolution.

The Competition acts as a regional preliminary round to the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, held annually at the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Global Headquarters in Paris, France. There is a reserved place in the 2019 ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition for the winning team of the ICC Asia-
Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition.

Participation in this competition represents a valuable opportunity to prepare yourself for the dispute resolution needs of an increasingly cross-cultural and global marketplace. Team members will be able to enhance their mediation skills, analytical and collaborative problem-solving skills in representing parties’ interests and facilitating progress towards settlement.

You will have the opportunity to finesse the above-mentioned skills and more in a focused and personalised experiential learning environment, whilst also distinguishing yourself in your resume. Participation also brings prestige because the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition which has been held in Paris since 2006, is well known and highly
respected in the legal and ADR professions. It is regarded as the world’s most prestigious commercial mediation competition.
Once students have submitted their applications as per below, some will be invited for an interview followed by a mock mediation where they will be provided a role to play as counsel or client in a dispute. A group of up to 8 students will be selected for the initial phase, but only 4 will selected to represent LLS at the Competition. Work will begin once the problem
is released, by writing an analysis of the problem (mediation plan). This will be followed by mediation training provided by LLS staff and various accredited mediators to enhance students’ mediation skills. Students’ availability to attend training is crucial and will be a factor in determining selection of the team members.

The four most outstanding students during the training sessions will be selected to comprise a team for the Competition. Following selection, the students will continue in mock mediation training sessions and practice before specialist academics and practicing commercial mediators, through to July and the Competition.

For more information about the ICC Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition refer to https://www.australianchamber.com.au/events/2018-asia- pacific-commercial- mediation-competition/.

All applications should include the following in one word or pdf document (please do not send a series of separate documents):

  • a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and explaining why you wish to participate in the ICC Asia-Pacific Mediation Competition. In your letter, you should also detail your other work or study commitments during semester 1 and after the end of first semester exams until the end of July 2018.
  • detailed CV
  • a copy of your academic transcript/record for all LAW subjects including LAW1DR

All applications to participate in the above competition should be forwarded to both J.Gutman@latrobe.edu.au and O.Susler@latrobe.edu.au by COB Friday 23 March 2018.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum B grade average in LAW
  • Minimum B grade average in LAW1DR
  • A genuine interest in mediation
  • Demonstrated capacity to work under pressure
  • Proven ability to work in team environments
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Punctuality
  • Attendance at all training sessions and meetings

Interviews will be held with successful applicants during the week beginning 26 March

Check LLB Student Notices on LMS to download this information.

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