Murdoch students win international mediation tournament

April 12, 2011

Murdoch University Law School students shone at the Tenth Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament held at BPP Law School in London.

Blake Primrose, Stephen Petersen and Michael McCarrey won the mediation division and Stephen was named as one of the Outstanding Top Ten Mediators.

The three law students qualified for the tournament after winning the inaugural Invitational Mediation Tournament that was hosted by Murdoch Law School in October 2010.  This inaugural event was also recognised at the tournament with Murdoch Law School awarded the Outstanding New International Mediation Program Award.

Since October, Blake, Stephen and Michael have worked hard with their team coach, Lorraine Finlay, to prepare for the international tournament. Mrs Finlay said she was overjoyed that Murdoch students were being recognised.

“Murdoch Law School is truly Australia's global law school. Our students have shown they can compete against the best in the world and it is fantastic to see all of their hard work recognised at the international level,” she said.

The annual International Law School Mediation Tournament is organised by the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution.  More than 100 law students competed in the competition, with 34 teams from nine different countries represented.

The tournament requires students to participate in both the attorney/client and mediator roles.  Students were also given the opportunity to participate in a number of advanced advocacy and mediation workshops that were held before the tournament began.

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