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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Loras College in Dubuque has accepted its second invitation to compete as the only U.S. undergraduate program at the International Law School Mediation Championships in London, England.

The competition is Feb. 18-21.  They'll compete against 59 other schools, including law schools from Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim.

“There is no higher honor than being chosen as the U.S. representative, unless, of course, should you win the international competition,” said InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution President Richard Calkins in the invitation letter. “This is the second time that Loras will have been invited, and the only undergraduate team to have been invited twice to compete—truly a privilege and something to brag about.”

Students Lucas Tully, Dallas Knapp and Gabriela Herrera will travel with their coach Mary Lynn Neuhaus to London.

“It is a privilege for any university to represent their country at an international conference and competition, but this is especially significant for a smaller liberal arts college to be able to be matched with law schools from around the world. The students will greatly benefit from the diverse intercultural experience that we can all bring back into the classroom and our daily lives,” said Neuhaus.

The Loras College Mediation Team has ranked in the top ten nationally 13 of the past 14 years.  They also took home first place in advocacy at the National Undergraduate Mediation Championships in November.

 

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