This fall, mediator Lawrence Kolin, a Graduate Faculty Scholar and adjunct lecturer at the University of Central Florida, is teaching Negotiation in Practice, through the Department of Legal Studies in the College of Community Innovation and Education, and coaching UCF’s mediation team.
Members compete in mediation tournaments with students from across the globe through the International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR). The organization aims to build worldwide recognition of the power of dispute resolution processes to peacefully resolve conflicts and promote conciliation and healing. The 20th Annual Brenau University Invitational Mediation Tournament and others to follow allow participants to take on the role of mediator, advocate and client throughout the competition.
“Mediation and other essential conflict resolution skills are quite beneficial for the students to learn no matter what career they pursue,” Lawrence says. He is excited for the opportunity to share his experience as a veteran in the alternative dispute resolution field with eager students.