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ABA Mediation Competition Team

The Mediation Clinic at The University of Montana School of Law trains students to intervene and resolve disputes out-of-court. In addition, the Mediation Clinic studies the fields of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), problem-solving, and conflict management from a multidisciplinary perspective, and pursues a range of projects related to these fields. Using actual cases and disputes, the Mediation Clinic teaches students to be skilled, professional neutrals and advocates in non-litigation settings. In the process, students provide a valuable community service and gain a deeper understanding of relevant areas of law, including family and landlord and tenant law, and professional responsibility.

The ABA Mediation Competition team practices under the guidance of Coach Professor Eduardo Capulong, who also directs UMSL’s Mediation Clinic. Team members begin practice in mid-December.  Members of the team have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in competition.