Dear members and friends of the Fordham Dispute Resolution Society:
I am extremely honored to announce that the Fordham Dispute Resolution Society became World Champions this morning in Paris, surpassing 57 universities from around the globe to win the International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Competition.
Please join me in congratulating competitors Matt Bress, Christie Houlihan, Pat Jacobs, and Veni Manickam. Matt, in addition to competing, directed the efforts of the team as this year’s ICC Editor.
Each competitor’s display of talent and hard work over the past several months and through the grueling 8 rounds of competition was truly phenomenal and sets an incredible standard for the Society going forward this year and in years to come. Thank you to each competitor for the success and the honor you have brought to our Society and the Law School.
Congratulations and many thanks are also due to Steve Grable (’07), who has built an impressive record coaching our ICC Team each year since graduating, dedicating numerous weekends and countless evenings preparing the competitors and working alongside them as they move into the finals in Paris. Special thanks also to alumni Dan Hope ’08, Henry Ko ’08, Kenny Shaw ’09, Cindy Alvarado ’10, Justin Elliot ’10, and Mike Kanatake ’10, and DRS Managing Editor Tres Bulger for their huge support in preparing the teams. It goes without saying that the Society is indebted to our alumni and senior members for their continued dedication to our competitors.
Additionally, and as always, we are forever grateful for the matchless professional and academic guidance of Professor Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, who has been instrumental in establishing Fordham as a permanent presence at the invitation-only global competition.
Thanks and congratulations again,
(you can read more about Fordham’s Dispute Resolution Society here)
Iverson Long, Chairman
Fordham University School of Law
Fordham Law’s Dispute Resolution Program is ranked 8th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The Dispute Resolution Society competes in national and international negotiation, mediation, and arbitration competitions, hosts a leading annual symposium and international commercial arbitration practice tournament, and teaches a course on negotiation techniques to local high school students at MLK Jr. High School. For more information, please visit the Dispute Resolution Society website.