Schulich and Osgoode Place 2nd Out of 63 Universities at Mediation Competition in Paris
Farzad Tabaee (MBA/JD ’19) and Shane Morganstein (MBA/JD ‘20) represented Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School in Paris this month at the biggest educational event of the year – the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition.
This is the world’s largest competition exclusively devoted to international commercial mediation with 63 participating universities. There were over 350 students and coaches in attendance, in addition to 130 professional mediators from all over the world.
Each student team had to resolve international business disputes through mediation, guided by professional mediators. Their performance was evaluated by some of the world’s leading dispute resolution specialists who participated in the competition as judges.
The competition involved four negotiations in the preliminary round, and another four in the finals. The York University team engaged in eight intense rounds over a six day period.
“I am so incredibly proud of Farzad and Shane. They were up against the strongest and most accomplished teams in the world, and they made it all the way to the final round, finishing in second place overall,” said Marketing professor, Joe Fayt.
Congratulations, Farzad and Shane! You definitely put us on the map on a global stage!