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2024 CPR International Mediation Competition

2024 CPR International Mediation Competition

Thursday, April 11, 2024 to Saturday, April 13, 2024

Event Details

2024 CPR International Mediation Competition (IMC)

TEAM APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Experienced Mediators are invited to serve as IMC judges.

We kindly ask prospective judges to complete a form verifying:
1. You are able to participate in-person (no virtual judging is available), 
2. You are comfortable communicating with the student teams in English, and
3. You have significant experience in mediation.

Click here to Judge the IMC


The history of the IMC 

CPR first brought the International Mediation Competition ("IMC") to Brazil in 2017 and has continued with this annual tradition in São Paulo except for a few years during the pandemic when the IMC was presented virtually.

Participants were thrilled to return to an in-person competition in Brazil in 2023 where students from all around the world displayed their mediation skills, networked with each other and with professionals in the field, and learned from some of the leading experts in mediation and dispute resolution.

A leading international mediation competition held in Latin America, this competition demonstrates CPR’s commitment to promoting mediation across the globe while also showcasing the leadership of the Brazilian community in hosting this marquee event. 


2024 CPR IMC returns to Insper!

The 2024 CPR IMC will again be hosted by Insper at its state-of-the-art campus in beautiful São Paulo (Brazil).

The Insper Institute of Education and Research is a private, not-for-profit, higher education and research institution located in the Vila Olympia district close to the new business centre of São Paulo, Brazil. The university offers higher education courses on fields of Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Law and Computer Science.


IMC Details

Language: English

Dates: April 11, 12, and 13, 2024 (must attend all three days)

Location: Insper, Rua Quatá, 300 - Vila Olímpia - São Paulo, Brazil

Teams: Teams include students in the role of mediator, counsel/negotiator, and client, and may include alternates and one team coach.

Application: Teams are required to submit an application for consideration; only one team per school may apply. Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2023. CPR reserves the right to extend such deadline at its sole discretion.  There is a $25 USD application fee per team. The application fee will not be refunded for any reason. 

*If team members will not have been determined yet by the due date, the application will ask you to provide a contact person for your team, state how many members you expect to have on the team and when team members would be identified by your school.  

TEAM APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Selection and Registration Process: Applications will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee who will select teams for the 2024 CPR IMC. Teams who are selected to compete at the 2024 CPR IMC will be notified in December 2023 and will be asked to register and pay a Registration Fee of $275 USD per team.  

Registration Form and Fee of $275 USD are due by January 19, 2024. By registering, teams affirm that they are committed to participating in the 2024 CPR IMC, are responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs (including meeting any applicable passport and visa requirements), are responsible for all risks and liabilities arising out of travel related to and/or participation in the IMC, and confirm that they will appear in-person in São Paulo, Brazil for the IMC as there will be no virtual team participation.  Registration fees will not be refunded for any reason. Failure to submit a completed registration form by January 19 may result in forfeiting the invitation to compete and the spot may be given to a team on the waitlist.

Teams must make arrangements to cover Competition costs and travel arrangements. Typical costs include, but are not limited to, IMC registration fee of $275 USD, team flights, hotel, meals, transportation, and other costs. Participants from some countries of origin may also be required to secure a visa to enter Brazil. Student teams are strongly encouraged to seek financial support directly from their schools, communities, and local businesses/organizations.

Financial support: CPR is a non-profit organization and has a very limited CPR IMC Scholarship Fund for student teams meeting certain eligibility requirements. Even so, the Fund would only cover a part of a team's anticipated costs and teams are strongly advised to seek to secure financial support directly from their schools, communities, and businesses/organizations. Teams that have been awarded partial assistance through the CPR IMC Scholarship Fund must still secure the balance of participation costs on their own. Any amounts that are awarded to a team from the 2024 CPR IMC Scholarship Fund would be reimbursed to the team members who submit documentation and receipts for eligible expenses incurred and such reimbursement would take place after the conclusion of the competition.

Teams who wish to apply for financial support from the CPR IMC Scholarship Fund must submit a letter by January 19, 2024, to Knar Nahikian at knahikian@cpradr.org including the following information:
  1. the scholarship amount they are seeking, 
  2. what efforts they are making to secure funding from other sources, 
  3. how they will secure the rest of the funding needed to compete given the fact that the scholarship will most likely only partially cover their expenses, and 
  4. how the team believes participation in the Competition would advance the use of Mediation in their country.

Teams should note that the CPR IMC Scholarship Fund has limited resources and will only be able to accommodate a few requests.

Awards: CPR will award the top team/competitor in each of these categories: Best Negotiator, Best Mediator, Best Written Statement, Best Client, Best Counsel, and Best Teamwork.

Guests and Observers: The Organizing Committee may issue a limited number of guest tickets to attend portions of the 2024 CPR IMC. Guests must purchase tickets in advance of the IMC; tickets may not be purchased at the door. 

Purchase Guest/Observer Tickets

Experienced Mediators are invited to serve as IMC judges. 

We kindly ask prospective judges to complete a form verifying:
1. You are able to participate in-person (no virtual judging is available), 
2. You are comfortable communicating with the student teams in English, and
3. You have significant experience in mediation.

Click here to Judge the IMC

Thank you for supporting the next generation of mediators! 


We are seeking Sponsors! 

You are invited to participate as a Sponsor of the 2024 CPR International Mediation Competition. Several options are available including Platinum and Gold sponsorships which also contribute to the Scholarship Fund supporting eligible teams with demonstrated financial needs who might not otherwise be able to participate in this international event.

These scholarships provide life-changing experiences for students, as recounted here by a previous scholarship recipient team from the University of Nairobi, Kenya in 2019.

View Sponsorship Package

Please contact Knar Nahikian to confirm your sponsorship or to discuss other ways you can support the next generation of mediators. 


For More Information:

Knar Nahikian
Knar Nahikian
Director, International Initiatives CPR Institute

Related Documents:

2024 CPR IMC Problem - The Money Match

2024 CPR IMC Rules

CPR International Mediation Procedure

2024 CPR IMC Practical Information


2024 CPR IMC Important Dates*

December 1, 2023 – Deadline: Team Applications are due

December 22, 2023 – Applicants to be notified of teams selected or waitlisted

January 19, 2024 – Deadline: Selected teams must complete their registration

February 2, 2024 – 2024 CPR IMC Problem will be released

February 9, 2024 – Deadline: Team Clarification Questions are due 

February 16, 2024 - Deadline: Participant requests for visa documentation from CPR IMC

February 23, 2024 – 2024 CPR IMC Clarification responses will be released

March 8, 2024 – Deadline: Team Written Statements are due

*Dates may be subject to change. If any dates are changed, registered participants will be notified by e-mail. In the interim, interested parties can view the latest updates on the 2024 CPR IMC event page here.


2024 CPR IMC SPONSORS
CPR thanks our generous sponsors for their support of the 2024 CPR International Mediation Competition!

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Silver Sponsor

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2024 CPR IMC Selected Teams

Congratulations to the following teams who were selected amongst a competitive application process to participate in the 2024 CPR International Mediation Competition!

  • American University Washington College of Law 
  • Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Brasília 
  • Faculdade de Direito de Ribeirão Preto 
  • Fordham Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center 
  • Insper
  • Jindal Global Law School 
  • National Law University, Jodhpur 
  • National University of Singapore
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná 
  • São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getúlio Vargas 
  • Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo 
  • University of Glasgow 
  • University of Nairobi 
  • University of São Paulo 
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Vienna 
  • West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

2024 IMC Organizing Committee

CPR is grateful to the 2023 IMC Organizing Committee members for generously giving their time and energy to bringing this important event to life!

Co-Chair:
Diego Faleck, Faleck & Associados

Co-Chair:
Knar Nahikian, CPR

Problem Writing Team Lead:
Roberto Baumgarten Kuster, Faleck & Associados

Organizing Committee Members:

Álvaro Scarpellini Campos*
Amanda Mezzomo*
Bruno Maranhão Fabricio
Elena Neidhart
Franco Gevaerd
Giulia Spalletta
Kate Gonzalez*
Kyle Thomason*
Luiz Ricardo
Marciele Almeida

*Members of the Problem Writing Team


Congratulations to the 2023 CPR IMC winners!

The full list of winners (top 3 in each category) can be viewed here.

Visit the CPR Institute LinkedIn page to see photos.


Last Year's 2023 CPR IMC Problem

You can view the Problem (fact pattern) that was used for CPR's International Mediation Competition last year (2023). CPR makes this available as a free resource to help mediators refine their skills. Any use of these materials should be properly attributed to CPR and the named authors.

2023 CPR IMC Problem - The Wolf of Meta Street

2023 CPR IMC - Answers to Clarifying Questions

2023 CPR IMC - Round 1 - Mediator Confidentials

2023 CPR IMC - Round 1 - AliSell-a Confidentials

2023 CPR IMC - Round 1 - BeGlam Confidentials