Cornell e-Mediation Competition 2012

Provided by Katrina Nobles at Cornell University


Cornell University's Scheinman Institute on Conict Resolution, in conjunction with Modria Mediation Room, is hosting the 2012 Cyberweek eMediation Competition.


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When is the competition?

October 29 - November 2, 2012


Who can register?

Registrants must be a registered student of a college or university.

  1. You can register as a team* to participate as one of the disputing parties in a mediation.
  2. You can register as an individual mediator to mediate a dispute.

           *Disputant teams are limited to no more than 3 members.


What types of cases will be used?

Disputes included in the competition may include workplace or small claims community disputes.


What will the online competition be like?

All communication within Modria is currently asynchronous. Next year, Modria’s platform will be expanded to include both real-time chat and video elements. For this year’s competition each round will be approximately 2.5 days.


How many rounds of competition will there be?

The competition will consist of no less than two rounds. Depending on the total number of participants, additional rounds may be added.


How will the competition be evaluated?

All communications will be judged on a scale of 1-5 by professionals within the -eld of ADR. The scores for each team in each round will be added together for a -nal score. A winning team and a winning mediator will be announced based on the highest tallied scores.


Please feel free to contact Katrina at with any questions.


Good Luck!


Moderator Bio:

Katrina Nobles is the Education and Communications Manager of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at the Cornell ILR School. She has practiced mediation for several years, mediating hundreds of community, child custody/visitation, child support, and family disputes. She currently coordinates professional development and student enrichment programs at the Scheinman Institute, instructing the student mediation workshop and student mediation lab. Katrina also studied at Antioch University Midwest in the Master of Conflict Analysis and Engagement program. She can be reached at



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