The Cardozo ADR Competition Honor Society is a student run organization that is led primarily by the Executive Board, a select group of 3L students that excelled as 2L Competitors.
The Honor Society selects approximately sixteen to eighteen Competitors each year. Together, these students participate in an ADR Moot Camp over the summer and continue on to prepare for domestic and international competitions during the Fall and Spring semesters. These competitions simulate negotiation, client counseling, representation in mediation, mediation, and arbitration. These events are sponsored by the ABA, other law schools, and various international entities such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, France. Coaching is supplemented by Cardozo Law faculty members who assist in preparing individual teams for competitions.
Fordham National Basketball Negotiation Competition – New York, New York
The Fordham National Basketball Negotiation Competition allows students to simulate negotiations involving real world athletes and institutions. Many of the participating judges are prominent lawyers, agents, and executives working with and as part of the National Basketball Association. Cardozo’s team, consisting of Michael Kar, Michael Meyers and Stephen Wah, placed 12th out of 36 teams. The 2016 team was coached by Managing Editor Elana Freeman, and Professor David Weisenfeld.
Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition – Vienna, Austria
The Annual Willem C. Vis Competition in Vienna promotes the study of international commercial law and arbitration for law students from around the world. The Vis. Moot is the largest event of its kind, fielding over 311 teams, including the 2016 Cardozo team of Stephen Wah, Joe Torres, Lauren Kobrick and Kelli Huang, and was held from March 18-24.
ABA Representation in Mediation Competition – New York, New York
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law was chosen to host the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition from March 6-7. Coached by Executive Editor Joseph Lieberman, Cardozo fielded three teams consisting of Justin Gindi & Allan Shehebar, Carlyle Balfour & Michael Meyers, and Brian Salazar & Jordan Simon. The team of Justin Gindi and Allan Shehebar placed 4th.
ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition – Paris, France
The ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition is an invitation only event that gathers student competitors from around the world. Students participate in a week-long intensive competition at the ICC Headquarters in Paris, France. This year the team of Brian Salazar, Jordan Simon and Michael Kar competed, successfully navigating a field of 66 teams from over 50 different countries.
NYSBA AAA Arbitration Competition – New York, New York
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law was honored to participate in the first ever annual NYSBA AAA competition from November 13-14, 2015. Coached by Professor Elizabeth Goldman, a team of Damali Slowe, Keli Huang, and Joe Torres argued both sides for two rounds in the competition. The students had the opportunity to play both the witness and attorney role in the arbitration.
ABA Regional Negotiation Competition – New York, New York
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law was honored to host the 2016 ABA Regional Negotiation Competition at its campus in New York, New York from November 1-2, 2015. Coached by Professor David Weisenfeld, Cardozo sent three teams consisting of Michael Kar & Allan Shehebar, Brian Salazar & Michael Meyers, and Keli Huang & Jordan Simon. Michael Kar and Allan Shehebar placed sixth.
St. John’s Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon – New York, New York
A joint initiative of the Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s School of Law, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the St. John's Annual Securities Triathlon was held at St. John's University's Manhattan Campus in Tribeca on October 17-18, 2015. The competition spanned across many dispute resolutions processes, as it consisted of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration rounds. Editor-In-Chief Shakira Wallace coached Damali Slowe, Stephen Wah, and Justin Gindi, who collectively placed 1st in Mediation out of 20 teams.
Jeffrey Abrams Mediation Competition – Houston, Texas
Run by The Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law School, the Jeffry S. Abrams National Mediator Competition brings students from around the nation to Texas to compete for the award of most effective mediator. This year, the Competition was located at the University of Houston Law Center on October 9-10, 2015. Executive Editor Joseph Lieberman coached Lauren Kobrick and Carlyle Balfour, who competed on behalf of Cardozo and placed 5th out of 16 teams.