Creighton Law’s mediation team earned the #3 Mediator Team recognition at the InterNational Alternative Dispute Resolution (INADR) Mediation Tournament that took place virtually from April 6-10, 2021.
The team consisted of 2L students, Mellie Lewis and Mike Martinez, 3L Peyton Stagemeyer, and 3L Bryce Miller served as alternate.
Stagemeyer was also recognized as the #8 Best Individual Mediator at the competition
After three preliminary rounds, where each student performed in the role of mediator, advocate, and client, the team advanced to the semi-finals on Saturday with Mike Martinez representing the team in the role of mediator. Based on semi-final round performance, the team advanced to finals for the first time in Creighton’s history.
(Pictured L-R: Mellie Lewis, Mike Martinez, Peyton Stagemeyer)
Of the 40 international teams selected to participate in the competition, only 4 teams earn a spot as mediator in the final round.
While the tournament was virtual this year, the event was hosted by the University of Georgia in Tbilisi, Georgia. Teams from all over the world auditioned for the competition this year, submitting a video and team essay, from which INADR selected only 40 teams to compete.
Creighton students, who had learned online mediation skills in Mediation Process, were able to shine in this competition.
Professors Goedken and Teply coached the mediation team.