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Mediation team excels in ICC competition in Paris


Hamline Law students Amanda Gruenhagen (3L) and Ben Lowndes (2L) placed in the top 20 in the prestigious International Chamber of Commerce 8th annual International Commercial Mediation Representation Competition. Gruenhagen and Lowndes competed against 66 teams from over 30 countries in the international competition set in Paris February 8-13, 2013. Hamline Law's mediation representation teams are coached by Associate Professor Sharon Press and Hamline Law alum Lynn LeMoine, JD '11.

Jagiellonian University of Poland won the competition, defeating the University of Auckland in the competition final. Over 140 mock mediation sessions, based on real cross-border commercial disputes, tested the problem-solving skills of the competitors during the six-day competition.

The ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition is ICC’s biggest educational event and enjoys the support of practitioners, academics, law firms and corporations worldwide. Comprising universities from 31 countries, the list of selected teams featured debut representation from Georgia, Greece, Kosovo, and New Zealand. The competition, which has expanded and diversified participation every year since its inaugural run in 2006, also included 18 universities competing for the first time this year.

Learn more:
International Chamber of Commerce: ICC Mediation Competition