Winners of ROLI's Mediation Competition in Mexico learn about U.S. Criminal Justice System

Recently, ABA ROLI hosted a National Mediation Competition as part of its New Advocates Program in Mexico. Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, the program focuses on the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms for criminal matters. The program supports the development of Mexican law school's curriculum and practical skills training in ADR. Coupled with the program is an annual National Mediation Competition for all interested law schools in Mexico, and the winning team participates in a U.S. Mediation Study tour focused on the use of ADR practices within the U.S. criminal justice system.

The winners of ROLI's 4th National Mediation Competition are from Anáhuac University of Oaxaca, Mexico including students Karen Melissa García Pérez and Alfonso Amador Crespo Villalobos, and their coach, Irais Soledad Ruíz Ramírez, a law professor from LaSalle University in Oaxaca.

Learn more about ABA ROLI's work across Latin America and the Caribbean.