March 02, 2015
Tulane Law's moot court teams captured multiple trophies in international mediation competition.
Photo courtesy of Ryan Feder
Two Tulane Law moot court teams won, placed and showed at the 14th Annual International Law School Mediation Championships Feb. 18-21 in London.
The team of Khalil Bou-Mikael (L ’15), Claire Galley and Benjamin Trachman (both L ’16) took first place in Mediation and fifth in Client Advocacy. Trachman was named Best Individual Mediator, and he teamed with Bou-Mikael to finish fourth in Client Advocate Pair.
The teams of Ryan Feder, Katie Swartout and Hamilton Wise (all L ’15) placed third in Mediation and 10th in Client Advocacy.
The competition is hosted by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution, an Iowa-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting mediation as a means of resolving legal disputes. This year’s event brought 44 teams from around the world to London for one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind. The tournament includes a day and a half of instruction for students by experienced mediators.