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Success in Representation in Mediation Competition 3Ls Whitney Davis and Mahalia Hall were runners-up in a regional ABA competition.

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This past weekend, Whitney Davis ’20 and Mahalia Hall ’20 competed at the regional rounds of the American Bar Association’s Representation in Mediation Competition. Top-ranked going into the final round, Davis and Hall ended up finishing in second place.

Twelve teams competed from the following law schools: Liberty University, Stetson, University, Ohio State University, University of Richmond, George Mason University, and the University of Florida. University of Richmond hosted the event.

The Representation in Mediation Competition introduces law student participants to the challenges of representing clients in mediation. The judging criteria reward those participants who use an effective combination of advocacy and problem-solving. Participants must balance their clients’ interests with the goal of achieving an effective settlement.