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Selected Category: Universities

Do the universities get a certificate of participation?

Yes, the Organizing Committee will issue each Team member a formal certificate of participation. It will be handed out during the Final.

How can a Team sign up for trainings?

Once a Team is accepted by the Organizing Committee to participate in the Competition, each Team will be provided with all necessary registration information.

Are there trainings for participating universities?

Yes, there will be trainings for Team members. The times and venues will be published on the Competition website closer to the time of the Competition.


Can universities have sponsors?

Yes, Teams have the possibility to approach sponsors for their participation in the Competition. The sponsor logos can be displayed in the Competition brochure next to the Team’s representation, upon request of the team.
The sponsors’ logo can only be added in the Competition brochure if the Teams submit it to the Organizing Committee in plenty of time. Please contact the organising committee for further details. 


What to bring to a Mediation Session?

Each Team shall bring:

- A printed version of their Mediation Plan (4 copies);
-  Printed biographies of each Team member, indicating nationality and native language (4 copies); 

Please note that during the Preliminary Rounds, the Organizing Committee cannot provide printing or copying facilities. Teams must therefore ensure that they have adequate copies of their Mediation Plans and biographies for each Mediation Session for which they are scheduled on a particular day. Team members can also bring:

- A pen and paper;
Something to drink, such as a bottle of water;
A calculator;
- A watch or equivalent (stopwatch, timer, etc.) 

Use of any other electronic devices, such as mobile phones of any type or any other electronic devices, such as tablets, laptops, etc. and in particular any artefact capable of recording information is not permitted in the room where the Mediation Session takes place. Photographing during the Mediation is also forbidden.


How many Team members compete in one Mediation Session?

Only two students of each Team are actively involved in each Mediation Session.

How many Mediation Sessions a Team will attend?

Each Team is challenged with a number of commercial mediation problems, which are dealt in separate Mediation Sessions during the first two days (the Preliminary Rounds).

After these days, depending on the Team’s performance, the Team may enter the Finals.


How long do Teams stay in Hong Kong?

The Competition runs five days, from 15th-19th December, but many Teams may choose to arrive earlier and/or stay longer.
Apart from the knowledge and experience gained during the Mediation Sessions of the Preliminary and Final Rounds, the Competition is also a means of sharing intercultural experiences and best practices, networking with other participating students and renowned professionals, and even developing friendships. This also often happens outside Mediation Sessions.
Thus, the Organizing Committee encourages all participants to arrive at least one day prior to the Competition to ensure adequate rest and timely registration. We also recommend that participants stay until the Finals to ensure they get the most out of this unique educational and intercultural experience.


​Can a Team invite guests to observe the Competition?

Unfortunately due to space restrictions it may not be possible to invite guests from participating universities to obvserve.

However, upon the request and acceptance by the Orgnaizing committee observers may be permitted athough a fee is applicable in this instance. 

Does every Team have to have a coach?

No, each Team may be accompanied by one or two coaches but are not so required.

An additional fee of HK$1,500 will be incurred for including a second coach.


What is the role of the coach?

Each Team can be accompanied by a maximum of two coaches.

The coach can be a professor, a lecturer, a co-student or somebody else.

Students who have previously participated in ICC-HK mediation competitions are also permitted to attend as coaches.

The coach(es) may advise the Team in its planning and preparation for the Competition.

What is a Team’s contact person?

Each university Team will be required to nominate a contact person who will communicate regularly with the Organizing Committee, receive updates and respond to requests for information.
This person needs to provide an email address and contact details.
For example, such a contact person may be a member of the Team or the coach.

How does the Team need to be composed?

Teams are composed of a minimum of two and a maximum of four students and one/ two coach(es). Each Team must include at least one law student taking over the role of Counsel in each Mediation Session.
During the Mediation Sessions, one Team member takes on the role of Counsel and one Team member takes on the role of Client.
Two universities can jointly bring one team to the Competition.

How can a university apply to the Competition?

The application is open until 31st October 2019.
All universities who wish to submit a Team to the Competition must submit an application form by email to iccmediationcomphk@gmail.com.
The registration fee per Team is calculated with reference to the number of students participating in the Team. Teams composed of two students pay HK$5,000, three students pay HK$6,500, and four students pay HK$8,000.
Full payment of the registration fee shortly prior to the event is mandatory before final acceptance by the Organizing Committee. Teams which do not proceed with the payment of the registration fee within the timeline granted by the Organizing Committee will not be admitted to the Competition.
By applying for the Competition through the online application process, the university agrees to pay the registration fee in case it is selected to participate in the Competition by the Organizing Committee.
Once selected, the Teams will be contacted by the Organizing Committee with further information about their participation (registering online, paying the registration fee, indicating the Team composition, etc.).
Universities may use their own internal selection process to choose their Team members, within the limits imposed by the Eligibility criteria, according to the 2019 Competition Rules. The composition of the Teams is subject to final approval by the Organizing Committee, who will verify that the eligibility criteria are respected.


Who can participate?

Students from any university can participate in the Competition. In order to enable as many eligible Students as possible to participate in the Competition, each student is entitled to participate in the Competition only once. Teams cannot include students who have already participated in the Competition.
For the exact eligibility criteria, please see the Competition Rules.