The Representation in Mediation Competition concluded in the Millhiser Moot Court Room with the final round on Wednesday, February 13. W.G. Beecher and Christina Randall-James emerged as the winning team.
The team of Karissa Kaseorg and Matthias Kaseorg received second place. Kellen Lavin and Anaeli Sandoval and Jessica Piltch and Shahnam Yazdani also competed in the finals.
The Honorable James G. Welsh, Jr., United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Virginia, Erin B. Ashwell, attorney at Woods Rogers, and Michael J. Finney, attorney at Gentry Locke, judged the final round.
Sponsored by the American Bar Association Law Student Division, the Representation in Mediation Competition helps students develop practical legal skills and emphasizes teamwork and the ability to resolve disputes in a mediation setting. During the competition, teams of students acting as lawyers and clients for opposing parties receive confidential information about how they can best represent their clients' interests. The teams work together in a limited time frame to find a compromise that is acceptable to both of their clients.
Administrators for the Representation in Mediation Competition were third-year students Christopher Bou Saeed, Misha Daha, and Garrett Greiner. The Moot Court Executive Board administers all competitions for the Moot Court Program, which includes the Robert J. Grey, Jr. Negotiations Competition, the John W. Davis Moot Court Competition, Client Counseling, Mock Trial, and Mediation in Representation. For more information about Moot Court, please visit http://law.wlu.edu/mootcourt.