Chapman is honored to have received the Louise Otis Award for Excellence in Mediation Education at the International Competition for Mediation Advocacy (ICMA, formerly CNMAC) in Toronto.   The award is in recognition of a superior commitment to the integration of mediation and advocacy skills into legal education.

The ICMA focuses on acknowledging and evaluating mediation advocacy skills that demonstrate commitment to addressing the resolution, prevention, or creative management of clients’ disputes.   All international law schools registered at ICMA were eligible for this award.  In assessing whether a law school should be granted recognition, the judges for the 2012 Louise Otis Award for Excellence in Mediation Education considered several hallmarks of excellence.

This is a great honor for Chapman and its mediation program.  Congratulations to mediation director Professor Dowling and the students who have participated in the Mediation Clinic.


(Students Josh Rosenblatt, Nathan Brown, Jessica John and Katelin Schwartz shown with Professor Dowling