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||Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo|
|Azad University Tehran North Branch||Queens University Belfast|
|Bar-ilan University||Royal Holloway, University of London|
|Belarusian State University||Russian Foreign Trade Academy|
|Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law||Russian State University of Justice (RSUJ)|
|Brooklyn Law School||Rutgers School of Law|
|Bucerius Law School||Saint Joseph University of Beirut|
|Charles University||Sciences Po|
|Eotvos Lorand University||Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”|
|Fordham University School of Law||South Texas College of Law Houston|
|Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School of São Paulo (FGV Direito SP)||The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences|
|Fundação Getulio Vargas of Law, Rio de Janeiro||Universidade de Vigo|
|Government Law College, Mumbai||Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie|
|Hitotsubashi University||Universidade Vila Velha|
|IESEG School of Management AND Université Catholique de Lille Faculty of Law||Università degli Studi di Firenze|
|ILS Law College||Universitas Gadjah Mada|
|Istanbul Sehir University||University at Buffalo School of Law|
|Ivan Franko National University of Lviv||University of Auckland|
|Jagiellonian University||University of California, Hastings College of the Law|
|KU Leuven||University of Georgia|
|Leibniz University Hannover||University of Ljubljana|
|London College Of Legal Studies (South)||University of Marburg|
|Lorraine University (Université de Lorraine)||University of Miskolc|
|Loyola Law School, Los Angeles||University of New South Wales|
|Masaryk University||University of Oslo|
|Monash University||University of São Paulo|
|National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law||University of Trento|
|National Law School of India University, Bangalore||University of Turku|
|National University of Ireland, Galway||University of Vienna|
|National University of Singapore||University of Warsaw|
|New Vision University||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|New York Law School||York University|
|O.P. Jindal Global University||(pending : winner of the Hong Kong Mediation Competition)|
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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