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Rutgers Students Advance to Semi-Finals in ICC Mediation Competition

February 11, 2009 – 

The team of 2Ls Timothy King and Kevin Matha, led by Sheryl Mintz Goski ’85, partner of Herold and Haines PA and an adjunct professor of International Alternative Dispute ICC Team in ParisResolution, progressed to the semi-finals at the International Chamber of Commerce International Commercial Mediation Competition, held in Paris.

Rutgers School of Law–Newark, participating in the competition for the first time, was one of a select group of only 40 schools worldwide invited to take part in the competition and one of eight schools that went on to the semi-final round. In a very close semi-final today, the Rutgers team lost to the University of California–Hastings, a previous finalist. 

Professor Goski notes that what made the Rutgers team’s accomplishment particularly remarkable was the fact that all other teams had four students who split the problems/cases. King (l) and Matha (r) prepared all four cases for the preliminary rounds and then the fifth in the final rounds. Their exemplary skill at mediation was recognized by the international judges and mediators who came from dozens of countries around the world.