Elizabeth Felt WakemanElizabeth Felt Wakeman will serve as a judge for the International Academy of Dispute Resolution’s international law school mediation tournament. The tournament takes place on March 23 and 24, 2012, at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Liz Wakeman has judged these tournaments for several years. “I strongly urge attorneys to get involved with this program,” she says. “It is interesting to watch the cultural differences interact with mediation skills.”

Wakeman says the mediation skills exhibited by the students are exceptional and the law students have an incredible ability to negotiate and develop solutions to very difficult problems.

The size of the tournament and international participation has continued to grow in recent years, with teams from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany attending regularly. Next year’s tournament will return to London with the intention being that the event will run in alternating years in the United States and in London.

The registration deadline for teams wishing to enter the event is March 1. For more information about the tournament and serving as a judge, please link to the Web site of the International Academy of Dispute Resolution.