MSU College of Law News

Michigan State University-DCL Moot Court Hosts Mediation Seminar

For Release March 18, 2004

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East Lansing, Michigan. The Moot Court Board of Michigan State University-DCL College of Law will present a seminar titled “Mediation As Alternative Dispute Resolution,” on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. in the Castle Board Room of the Law College Building.

Speaking at the seminar is the Honorable James M. Alexander, presiding judge of the Oakland County Circuit Court-Family Division. Additional speakers, all of whom are practioners in the field of mediation, include Anne Bachle-Fifer Sole Practitioner, Robert E. Lee Wright of Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone and Paula K. Manis of Worman, Dixon & Manis. Dean Terence L. Blackburn and law professor Mary A. Bedikian of the MSU-DCL College of Law will introduce the seminar. Discussion will center on the state of the art and best emerging practices in mediation.

The Moot Court Board at MSU-DCL College of Law consists of a select group of second and third-year students, who compete against other schools in appellate and trial competitions hosted by law schools throughout the United States. The students enjoy the unique opportunity to advocate in a courtroom and argue before federal and state judges, practicing attorneys and law professors.

Founded in 1891, Michigan State University-DCL College of Law is a private law college affiliated with Michigan State University. The college is located at Bogue and Shaw Lane on the MSU campus in East Lansing. MSU-DCL remains the oldest continuously operating independent law school in the nation and was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1941. It has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1946.

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