Welcome to QM Alternative Dispute Resolution Society!
The Queen Mary Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Society is a well-established and award-winning provider of numerous and diverse professional opportunities, entering its fourth year of activity. In such a short period of time, we managed to become the third largest law-related society at Queen Mary, University of London, with around 100 active members. In recognition of our achievements and innovative approach, our society was awarded in 2019 the prize of “Best New Society”, and in 2021 the “Gold Trophy” and “Professional Development Award”. We accomplished this with the aim of offering students the opportunity to develop core practical law skills, and gain greater exposure to, and in-depth knowledge about alternative means of dispute resolution.
Our membership base is comprised of undergraduate and postgraduate students, with 43% studying LLM programmes at Queen Mary’s world-renowned Centre for Commercial Law Studies. We are the only law society at Queen Mary with LLM students as members. Although we are the main student society for LLM students, 70% of those who attended our introductory events to ADR and interactive workshops are second- and final-year law students.
- Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner x Queen Mary Annual Commercial Negotiations Competition 2021/22, co-organised with the European Law Students' Association
- Linklaters x Queen Mary Freshers' Annual Commercial Negotiations Competition 2021/22
- LLM's Annual Commercial Negotiations Competition 2021/22 (partnering firm to be confirmed)
The Competitions is an invaluable opportunity to improve your negotiation skills and commercial awareness which are becoming increasingly important in an ever-growing commercial world, as well as a unique chance to get to know the aforementioned firms and gain an insight into their cultures, departments, initiatives and career opportunities.
Do you want to learn how to negotiate? Fill in the registration form at: https://forms.gle/zaJ82zntiEUEBNgAA, open until the 7th of October (no previous negotiation experience required, open to law and non-law students).
It is a newly created project, aiming to provide students interested in pursuing a career in ADR, with the opportunity to receive mentoring from a professional already in the field of their interest. There will be different streams of mentoring for undergraduate and LLM students, and sessions will vary from 1-to-1, to group sessions, depending on the availability of the mentor. This will be a great opportunity for students to get to know more about the possible career pathways that arise from the ADR practice, and receive useful tips to get there!
The Mentorship Scheme will run in the second semester, therefore please wait patiently for its official announcement!
In the past we've held sector-focused panel discussions, workshops on advocacy and cross-examination in International Arbitration with Young ICCA, Academic series of webinars on Trade Negotiations within the EU; Oil & Gas Disputes; Challenges to and Enforcement of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards, and many more!
This year we are kicking off with two exclusive events on Private Equity M&A and Real Estate, in partnership with BCLP! More events will be announced soon, so stay tuned! You may sign up on our mailing list and follow us on our social media: adr_qmul (Instagram).
Interested in an event topic? You suggest, we provide. Let us know what you would be interested in seeing via email or on our social media pages.
The Leadership Team of the QMUL ADR Society 2021/22
Elected President: Louiza Hadjicharalambous
Elected Vice-President: Andreea Brandusa Luca
Head of Negotiations: Perth Ophaswongse