Diploma Students come 6th in UK Law Schools' Mediation Competition

A team of 3 Diploma in Professional Legal Practice students from the Centre for Professional Legal Studies in the Edinburgh Law School achieved 6th place in the UK Law Schools’ Mediation Competition at the weekend.

A team of 3 Diploma in Professional Legal Practice students from the Centre for Professional Legal Studies in the Edinburgh Law School achieved 6th place in the UK Law Schools’ Mediation Competition at the weekend.

Darren Lightfoot, Tom Mulhall and Paul Tominey competed against 18 other Law Schools, including 3 international guest teams, in the annual competition which was hosted by Strathclyde University, Glasgow, to achieve 6th place and the highest performance of all the Scottish institutions competing in the competition.

The competition aims to provide mediators of the future with the same opportunities offered by mooting and negotiation competitions.  Each student acts as mediator twice and client once. Students are judged on a range of core mediation skills and aptitudes, producing both individual and team winners. Judges are experienced mediators, educators and legal practitioners, and the students work on scenarios drawn from real life, giving a highly practical quality to the event. For more information on the competition please visit http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/lawschool/news/#d.en.553611

We are extremely proud of the Edinburgh Law School team and congratulate them on their excellent performance.