Brenau University will hold its annual Mock Mediation Tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7 and 8, in Owens Student Center on the Gainesville campus. The intercollegiate competition features 16 teams from eight colleges and universities. For nine years Brenau has hosted this largest of the regional invitational tournaments that lead to the National Intercollegiate Mock Mediation Tournament, which will be held in November in Des Moines, Iowa. All competition sessions and the opening “training session” conducted by noted attorney, arbitrator and mediator Raye Rawls are free and open to the public.
Rawls is on the faculty of the Fanning Institute, a public service and outreach institution of the University of Georgia, and she holds the status of Advanced Practitioner/Advanced Educator with the Association for Conflict Resolution. She has mediated and arbitrated thousands of cases in government institutions, court systems and corporations, and among private parties. Competing teams are composed of students from Brenau University, Middle Tennessee State University, Gainesville State College, Georgia State University, Clayton State University, Middle Georgia College, Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Wednesday, October 05, 2011