Stetson University College of Law won the National Mediator Competition in Houston, Texas.

GULFPORT, FL, October 18, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Stetson University College of Law Dispute Resolution Board team of Jenna Jordan and Haviland Kebler competed and Kebler won the National Mediator Competition at the University of Houston Law Center in Houston, Texas, on Oct. 13.

A total of 16 students from across the country, including six Texas schools, competed in the unique competition, in which law students serve and are judged on their effectiveness as mediators.

“The competition gives students an opportunity to represent clients in the important role of mediation,” said Professor Erika McArdle, Associate Director for the Center for Excellence in Advocacy at Stetson. “Mediators can help resolve conflicts and disputes of great magnitude, and assist in reaching settlements. This kind of role-playing helps prepare students to be the best real-world advocates they can be, and these students advocated with extraordinary poise and professionalism.”

Professor Kelly Feeley coached and McArdle traveled with the team.

“Professor Feeley was the heart and soul of the team, providing great support as their coach,” said McArdle.

About Stetson University College of Law
Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, has prepared lawyers and leaders since 1900. Today, Stetson leads the nation in blending legal doctrine with practical training, evidenced by its top-ranked programs in advocacy and legal writing. Through our academically rigorous curriculum and commitment to social responsibility, Stetson lawyers are ethical advocates ready to succeed in the legal profession.


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