Only one team per university can be admitted to participate in the Competition. The team must consist of a minimum of two students and a maximum of four. Each team can be accompanied by one or two coaches—although it is not mandatory to have a coach.
Each university can choose in its total discretion which students to select to be part of the team that is going to represent it, as long as the selected students are all eligible according to the Competition Rules.
Please note that starting in the 2020 edition, the ICC Mediation Week is open only to students who do not yet have full-time work experience (except internships) in law, business or otherwise.
The Competition is open to students of all disciplines, but only law students may take the role of counsel in the sessions. Accordingly, at least one member of each team must be a law student.
Two universities may apply together to create one joint team to participate in the Competition. Please note that pursuant to the Rules, students who have already participated in the ICC Mediation Competition are prohibited from competing for a second time.
Application and selection process
The application procedure for the 2020 competition is now closed.
These are the 66 competing universities for the 15th ICC Mediation Competition:
|Aarhus University||New York Law School|
|Bar-ilan University||O.P. Jindal Global University|
|Belarusian State University||Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo|
|Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law||Queens University Belfast|
|Brooklyn Law School||Royal Holloway, University of London|
|Bucerius Law School||Russian Foreign Trade Academy|
|Charles University||Russian State University of Justice (RSUJ)|
|Eotvos Lorand University||Rutgers School of Law|
|Fordham University School of Law||Saint Joseph University of Beirut|
|Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School of São Paulo (FGV Direito SP)||Sciences Po|
|Fundação Getulio Vargas of Law, Rio de Janeiro||Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv|
|Government Law College, Mumbai||The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences|
|Hitotsubashi University||Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie|
|IESEG School of Management AND Université Catholique de Lille Faculty of Law||Universidade Vila Velha|
|ILS Law College||Università degli Studi di Firenze|
|Istanbul Sehir University||Universitas Gadjah Mada|
|Ivan Franko National University of Lviv||University at Buffalo School of Law|
|Jagiellonian University||University of Auckland|
|KU Leuven||University of California, Hastings College of the Law|
|Leibniz University Hannover||University of Georgia|
|London College Of Legal Studies (South)||University of Ljubljana|
|Lorraine University (Université de Lorraine)||University of Marburg|
|Loyola Law School, Los Angeles||University of Miskolc|
|Maastricht University||University of New South Wales|
|Masaryk University||University of Oslo|
|MGIMO University||University of São Paulo|
|Monash University||University of Trento|
|National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law||University of Turku|
|National Law School of India University, Bangalore||University of Vienna|
|National University of Ireland, Galway||University of Warsaw|
|National University of Singapore||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|New Vision University||York University|
Each year, applications open from July until October for the edition that takes place the following year.
In each application period, ten places are reserved for universities that have not yet participated in the Competition. Should places for universities applying for the first time not be filled, the remaining places will be offered to returning universities. Universities that have not participated in the last two Competitions (2019 and 2018) will be considered as not having previously participated.
The Organising Committee selects universities based on the following criteria, in no particular order:
- preference is given to universities who have an alternative dispute resolution curriculum (special focus on mediation is an advantage);
- performance in previous ICC Mediation Competitions (if applicable);
- representation of cultural and regional diversity amongst the selected universities.
In the event that the above selection criteria are insufficient to make a selection between two universities, the Organising Committee makes a choice in its absolute discretion.
By submitting an application to participate in the Competition, you will need to indicate to the Organising Committee that you have read and understood the 2020 Competition Rules.
The registration fee per team is calculated according to the number of team members.
|University teams||Two students:|
|Free of charge|
Only selected universities will be asked to pay the registration fee.
It is mandatory that the full registration fee payment is made prior to the Competition. Teams that do not proceed with the payment of the registration fee within the given timeframe will not be admitted to the Competition.
Each team is responsible for their own expenses—ICC will not cover costs for travel and hotel accommodation. There are no scholarship nor registration waivers available for this programme.
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