International Mediation Writing Competition

The Weinstein International Foundation is proud to announce its second iteration of the International Mediation Writing Competition. Law students from nine select countries around the world are invited to write a mediation memorandum on behalf of a client who is preparing to participate in the mediation of a litigated dispute.

The top paper will be awarded a maximum cash prize of $1000 (USD).

The Senior Fellows of the Weinstein International Foundation who are leading the competition in their respective countries include: Ximena Bustamante (Ecuador), Eleni Charalambidou (Cyprus), Sherif Elnegahy (Egypt), Mariana Freitas de Souza (Brazil), Constantin-Adi Gavrilă (Romania), Tat Lim (Singapore), Nudrat Ejaz Piracha (Pakistan), Zeeshan Ali (Pakistan), Giorgi Tsertsvadze (Republic of Georgia), Fernando Navarro Sánchez (Mexico) and Nuria Gonzalez-Martin (Mexico).

Papers will be judged based on persuasiveness, ability to move the dispute to resolution while furthering the client’s interests, the tailoring of arguments to the mediation process and the over-all quality of writing and presentation.

For additional details on how to participate in this year’s competition, you can access the competition materials HERE. To learn more about the Senior Fellows leading the competition and this year’s co-sponsors, please click HERE. If you have any questions regarding this year’s competition or require further clarification, you may contact

For additional materials and guidance on how to write a thoughtful and effective mediation memorandum, please see the links below:

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