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The team of students of Turiba University successfully participates in the international mediation tournament in Vilnius, Lithuania (0)

In Vilnius, Lithuania, from 24th till 25th  January took place an international mediation tournament with 10 specially selected best teams from 8 countries.

Students within two days not only took part in mock plays, but also had the opportunity to listen to lectures and master classes to complement their knowledge in mediation. Students improved their international collaboration skills and dispute resolution skills in civil and commercial matters. The tournament took place in three rounds, and each student was judged  as a mediator, as a legal aid provider to the client, as well as a client defending his/her interests and negotiating. The judges evaluated  students’ activity during the process, the methods and techniques used by  students in dispute resolution, as well as the cooperation skills in the mediation process. Within two days students had  opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and even improve them by learning from the strong players in the tournament.

The team of Turiba University consisted of 3 students who participated and successfully graduated from the Mediation Intensive Course this summer- Kristina Nesterova, Dace Kaulina and Tushar Parnami. The team participated successfully even though this year did not get any of the award-winning places.

The first place was won by a team of students from Poland, representing Jagiellonian University, and the second place was won by the Ukrainian team from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. But the third place was won by students from Poland, who represented Charles University in Prague.

All students appreciated the opportunity to participate in such an event, this was an opportunity not only to gain new knowledge and to test their skills and abilities to deal with various conflict situations, but also to gain international experience and contacts.

In addition to the tournament, there was also an International Mediation conference with professionals from the field of mediation, lecturers and lawyers from different countries. Specialists discussed the news and problems in the mediation industry.

The tournament and conference were organized by Mykolas Romeris University from Lithuania. Both events took place within the framework of the ERASMUS + Strategic Partnership project, where the leading partner is Turiba University.

More information about the project and events can be found on the website news section. Here you will also find presentations from the conference.