2. Participation and Eligibility

Rule 2.1 – Eligibility of Teams

Teams may come from law or business schools or from another higher institution that provides legal training and mediation or negotiation training in its program of study. All students of a Team must be registered as full-time or part-time students in the academic year of 2014/2015. Graduate students are permitted to participate if they have completed their studies no longer than 2 years ago or have gained work experience (e.g. practiced law or been in business) of no more than 1 year since their graduation. Each university may participate in the Competition with only one Team.

Rule 2.2 –  Team formation

Each Team shall consist of at least 3 and a maximum of 5 students. One student shall be designated as the Mediator, a minimum of 2 students shall be designated as Counsel and Client. The number of Team members designated as Counsel and Client within a Team is thus limited to 4. The mediator cannot act as a Counsel or Client. The designated Counsel of each Session must be a full or part-time law student.

Rule 2.3  – Coaches

Each Team must nominate one or a maximum of two coaches. The coaches of a Team must be full professors, assistant or adjunct professors, qualified lawyers, lecturers in ADR, qualified mediators or negotiation trainers.

published November 25, 2014