Dispute Resolution Team Makes a Splash in International Competition

IMG_0825As a first-time participant, New York Law School’s Dispute Resolution Team took Quarter Final placement at the International Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris. Darley Maw 2L and Colin McGeough 2L distinguished themselves among 66 entrants from six continents to end up among the top eight teams. This accomplishment is practically unknown from a first-time entrant to the Competition, and the NYLS team attracted such attention that many observers attended their later rounds to watch their skills. At the beginning of the Competition, F. Peter Phillips—the Team Coach and Director of the School’s ADR Skills Program—was invited to make a presentation at the “World Mediation Café” on the use of mediation to address corporate/community conflicts. Colin Wall, a member of the Competition Committee, inscribed a collection of role-plays: “To New York Law School—What a fantastic first performance!” Colin McGeough admitted, “I can’t believe what a fantastic experience this was!,” and Darley Maw wrote from Paris, “We cannot wait to go back to school and tell as many people as we can how important investing in this competition is.” The team’s participation was made possible by special support gratefully received from Edward Jones Inc., Jim Tricarico ’77, and William G. Hall. To read more about the Competition, click here.