On Friday 22nd March the Law School hosted the national stage of the International Negotiation Competition. Diploma of Professional Legal Practice students from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Robert Gordon and Strathclyde Universities pitted their legal wits in a bid to represent their country in this prestigious event.
The competition was fierce, with the Edinburgh University team - Lucy McCracken and Kay Cuthbertson emerging victorious. They will now go on to represent Scotland in the international competition taking place in Tokyo on 5th – 9th July.
The competition was run for the first time in collaboration with CEDR and co-ordinated by Dr Susan Stokeld from the Law School. We were delighted to welcome Graham Massie, Director of CEDR, the London based Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution to Aberdeen to oversee the competition. The Law School extend their thanks to the judges pictured below: Elaine Farquharson – Black, Paula Kidd, Anne-Maryse Churchill, Donna Mackenzie – Skene, Eric Gilligan, Gareth Masson, John Adam and Alisdair MacPherson) for their time and invaluable feedback to all those who competed.
University of Aberdeen Team coach Dr Susan Stokeld said, “The competition is a great opportunity for students to put all their hard earned theory into practice in front of a panel of practising experts. Irrespective of the outcome on the day, all the teams will have had an valuable experience that will undoubtedly enhance their practical knowledge".
We wish the winning team all the best for the next stage of the competition.