Law students take the lead in mediation competition
23 February 2017
A team of undergraduate Law students at Canterbury Christ Church University has ranked top in the UK Student Mediation Competition 2017.
The annual competition was hosted by the Institute of Law Jersey, and out of the 17 teams competing from Law Schools across the UK, the Christ Church team, comprising final year Law students Joe Milner, Alice Walford, Will Spring and Katie Nolan, came 5th in the overall team competition and were most notably the highest ranked undergraduate Law School team. The team also had the second best mediation team score when all the scores for each team member were aggregated.
The Canterbury Christ Church University Mediation Team 2017
Katie Nolan and Will Spring also came 2nd and 3rd respectively in the individual mediator competition out of 85 students participating.
Will Spring, Year 3 LLB Law student at Canterbury Christ Church University, said: “The mediation competition was one of the best experiences I have had whilst studying at the University. As competitors, we were able to develop our mediator skills, many of which are transferable to a whole range of potential professions, whilst also having a great deal of fun with the breadth of personalities that were present at the event. Our ranking in the competition and the awards received were the result of a concerted effort by the team and are a testament to the teaching we receive.”
Ben Waters, Senior Lecturer in Law at Canterbury Christ Church University, said: ”Not only are these competitions a great opportunity for students to put into practice valuable transferable skills, but they also help to raise the profile of competing universities and undoubtedly help to enrich the all-round student experience. Our students are a credit to both the School and University and I am sure that you will want to join me in congratulating them all for all the hard work invested in both preparing for and competing in the competition.”