Monday, November 14, 2005
Tom Newhouse Mediation Competition...
Last Friday evening, my partner and I won the Tom Newhouse Mediation Competition at the University of Houston Law Center. In the finals, my partner was counsel, and I was the client - but that had switched around during the competition. The mediation competition was a really interesting experience, and it was nice to get a championship while in law school.
Over 90% of all filed cases settle (in both state and federal courts), and a large portion of those settle through mediation - so I think this was a really practical experience.