Alternative Dispute Resolution
The ADR Advocacy Division of Barristers' Council offers students a unique opportunity to develop sophisticated techniques necessary for competent and ethical representation in ADR proceedings. The ADR Division's record of success is outstanding and reflects the Council's exceptional commitment to training and preparation. Students work closely with an impressive network of highly-regarded ADR scholars and practitioners as they prepare to represent Georgetown Law at regional, national, and international competitions focused on arbitration, mediation, client counseling, and negotiation.
To qualify, students must participate in the Arbitration Competition (held in the fall) and the Intraschool Negotiation Competition (held in the spring). The Arbitration Competition is open to upper-class students. In the Negotiation Competition, students demonstrate their skillful handling of a legal negotiation in settlement discussions with their peers. Competitors who advance to the final rounds of these competitions are invited to join the Barristers' Council and to represent Georgetown Law on one of its interscholastic ADR teams.
Helpful Materials for Bellamy
Ury, Fisher, and Patton, Getting to Yes, revised ed. (Penguin 2011)
Ury, The Power of a Positive No (Bantam 2007)
Ury, Getting Past No, revised ed. (Bantam 1993)
Everett Bellamy Negotiation Competition: In Georgetown's internal negotiation competition, which allows students to try out for the ADR Division, Gwendolyn Arber was the 2013 winner. The other three finalists were Nia Newtown, Libbie Walker, and Ryan Wilson.
Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot: ADR Members Nelli Doroshkin and Shaun Lyons placed in the Top 50 for oralists.
Robert R. Merhige, Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition: Division Members Rebecca Stellato and Nicole Smith tied for Seventh Place.
International Competition for Mediation Advocacy: Georgetown's team, comprised of Courtney Cardin, Sara Ward, Brian Novell, and Dan Ashby, took first place in the competition. Cardin and Novell represented the team in the final round.
ABA Negotiation Competition: A team composed of Division members of Henry Pistell, Ari Dropkin, Erin Dexter, and Chris Sullivan turned in a strong performance at the annual ABA Negotiation Competition.
ABA Mediation Competition
Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (East and West): Our Vis East Team was comprised of Andrew Adelman, Jacob Itzkowitz, and Steven McDevitt. They made it to the quarter finals, placed 8th, and were the farthest advancing US team. The team also received an Honorable Mention for their Respondent's brief, and Adelman received an Honorable Mention for Best Oralist. The Vis West team won honorable mention for their team oral advocacy.
ABA Client Counseling Competition
For more information on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Division, please contact barristers.adr[at]gmail[DOT]com