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Negotiation and Mediation Week

Between 31 May and 2 June, Nottingham Law School hosted an engaging and transformative Negotiation and Mediation week, spearheaded by Phoebe Duterloo, a dedicated student passionate about developing her peers' negotiation and mediation skills.

Students sat in a lecture theatre

Aimed at students pursuing legal studies, this event proved to be a resounding success, equipping participants with invaluable tools for effective dispute resolution.

Throughout the week, students had the opportunity to engage in immersive workshops, role-playing scenarios, and practical exercises designed to simulate real-world negotiation and mediation scenarios. Led by industry professionals and expert practitioners, the sessions provided students with a hands-on experience, enabling them to enhance their communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution abilities.

By actively participating in the event, students gained a deep understanding of the nuances and complexities inherent in negotiation and mediation processes. They learned to navigate difficult conversations, analyse interests, and find mutually beneficial solutions, all while developing crucial interpersonal and teamwork skills. Additionally, the event fostered an environment of collaboration and learning, enabling students to share insights and learn from one another's experiences.

Final year LLB Law with Criminology student and organiser of the event, Phoebe Duterloo said "The success of this weeklong event would not have been possible without the unwavering support of Nottingham Law School. Their commitment to providing students with comprehensive legal education and practical training is commendable, and this event further exemplifies their dedication to cultivating the next generation of legal professionals."

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Joy Davies, the Director of the Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Hub, whose expertise and guidance played a pivotal role in shaping the event's success. Joy's unwavering support and commitment to student development were instrumental in creating a rich and impactful learning experience. Furthermore, I would like to thank Phillip Brown, Founder of the Negotiation Club, for his invaluable contributions. Phillip's expertise and passion for negotiation provided students with a unique perspective and served as an inspiration for their own skill development."

As the Negotiation and Mediation Week concluded, students departed with newfound confidence, equipped with practical skills that will undoubtedly serve them well in their future legal careers.

"Nottingham Law School's commitment to fostering practical legal skills and providing innovative learning opportunities is truly commendable, and events like these continue to strengthen their reputation as a premier educational institution."

I, along with all the participating students, remain grateful for the support and encouragement we received, and eagerly anticipate the continued growth and success of future negotiation and mediation initiatives.

Phoebe Duterloo

Published on 22 June 2023
  • Subject area: Law, criminology and justice
  • Category: Nottingham Law School