2023 WIF International Mediation Writing Competition

The Weinstein International Foundation (WIF) is proud to announce its third iteration of the International Mediation Writing Competition, led by Senior Fellows from across WIF’s global network of mediation experts around the world.

Law students from eight 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).

WIF’s Senior Fellows who are leading the competition in their respective countries include: Ximena Bustamante (Ecuador), Sherif Elnegahy (Egypt), Mariana Freitas de Souza (Brazil), Constantin-Adi Gavrilă (Romania), Tat Lim (Singapore), Nudrat Ejaz Piracha (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, 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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