Eighth Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

Results of the Eighth Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

On October 15-16, 2016, FINRA and St. John’s University Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution held the Eighth Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon in New York City. Eighteen teams of law students from 18 law schools competed and demonstrated their advocacy skills in three critical forms of alternative dispute resolution: negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

Below are the results of the competition:

Overall Winner: South Texas College of Law
Negotiation Round Winner: Rutgers School of Law
Mediation Round Winner: Texas A&M University School of Law
Arbitration Round Winner: University of Mississippi School of Law
Advocate’s Choice Winner: American University Washington School of Law
(The Advocate’s Choice Winner is the team that consistently demonstrated skills, competence and professionalism. The winner is determined by the votes of the students who participated in the competition.)

What is the Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon?

The Triathlon provides student teams from participating law schools with an opportunity to demonstrate their advocacy skills in negotiation, mediation and arbitration of a securities dispute.

Who can participate?

Local FINRA neutrals were invited to serve as judges, mediators and arbitrators at this annual event.