South Texas College of Law Wins ICC Mediation Competition

South Texas College of Law emerges victorious in most challenging mediation competition to date.
South Texas College of Law emerges victorious in most challenging mediation competition to date.

After five days of intense competition, South Texas College of Law, has emerged victorious in the battle to win the 7th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition. South Texas beat off competitors Bar Ilan University of Israel, in ICC’s most challenging mediation competition to date. The two schools thrilled an international audience of over 250 people in the Competition final, which took place at the Maison du Barreau in Paris. Featuring over 140 mock mediation sessions, based on real cross-border commercial disputes, the Competition tested the problem-solving skills of 66 teams from 32 countries including teams from Brazil, Singapore, the United States and Australia.

The aim of the annual competition is to train law and business students to better meet the dispute resolution needs of today’s global market, to know how and when to efficiently use mediation, and how to deal with the cultural sensitivities implied in this process. It gives students an opportunity to test their problem-solving skills in international commercial cases in which they take the role of client and counsel, while some of the world’s leading mediators participate to help the students work towards good solutions.

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Nancy Thevenin supports the USCIB Arbitration Committee and coordinates the work of the U.S. Nominations Committee. She works closely with USCIB’s Business Development team in ensuring a more comprehensive policy, legal and arbitration membership outreach to both law firms and corporations. Thevenin previously served as deputy director of the ICC Court of Arbitration’s North American marketing office. During her tenure, the group helped launch the ICC International Mediation Competition and developed USCIB Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), with Thevenin drafting the proposal for the ICC to make YAF a global organization. Nancy then joined Baker & McKenzie as a special counsel in and global coordinator of their International Arbitration Practice Group. She left Baker in 2014 to start her own practice as arbitrator and mediator and continues to teach the spring semester international commercial arbitration course at St. John’s Law School.
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