CapLaw Student Wins eMediation Competition

11/20/2012  -  Capital University Law School student Rebecca Riger was selected as the winner of the Cyberweek 2012 eMediation Competition.

Riger is a student in the Fall 2012 Capital University Law School Mediation Clinic class, where she is mediating cases in Franklin County Municipal Court and in the Columbus City Prosecutor’s Office. Competing students participated in two rounds: an employment dispute and a small claims/community dispute. Students playing the roles of mediator were judged on their ability to provide an informative opening statement, convey a collaborative behavioral style, use active listening skills, re-frame each party’s perspective, remain objective during the process, address the parties’ behavioral styles and empower the parties to be collaborative and generate creative solutions.

The event is an annual virtual conference dedicated to innovations and developments happening in online dispute resolution. The week-long conference includes online student competitions in the areas of electronic mediation, dispute resolution and ethics.

The 44 competing students represented colleges and universities from around the world, including Capital University Law School, The Ohio State University, Cornell University ILR School, Cornell University Law School, Creighton University, Marquette University Law School, Seattle University, Singapore Management University, South Texas College of Law, Southern Methodist University, Tbilisi State University, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, and Wayne State University.

Capital University Law School’s Center for Dispute Resolution serves as a resource for and is engaged in teaching, training, experimentation, application, development and research associated with resolving disputes. It applies a particular emphasis on negotiation and mediation.