ADR Team bests defending national champs; granted co-curricular status
The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Competition Team is proud to announce that the team has been granted co-curricular status by the law school. The news comes less than three months after arbiters Robert Gidel (2L), Brent Hartman (2L), Henry Wihnyk (2L) and Justin Chang (3L) defeated the defending regional and national champions at the ABA Law Student Division Regional Negotiation Competition in Gulfport, Fla. Overall, the foursome came one spot short of qualifying for the regional finals. Arbiters Katie Gudaitis (2L), Leila Mattimore (2L), Alison Wender (3L) and Jessica Levine (3L) also competed. The week prior, 3Ls Amber Hall and Mikalla Davis made history by participating in the school’s first ever ADR competition in Raleigh, N.C., at the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition. The team would like to recognize Faculty Advisors Robin Davis and Jill Womble for their support of the team, as well as the Law College Council, the UF Institute for Dispute Resolution and Stephanie Galligan from Lexis Nexus, whose financial support enabled the group the chance to compete. This March the team heads back on the road to Jackson, Miss., to compete in the 2012 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Representation in Mediation Competition.