The Advocates


2018 Tom Newhouse Competition Application

The Tom Newhouse Mediation Competition, sponsored by the Advocates, is an excellent opportunity for law students from any year in UHLC's Full-Time, Part-Time, and LLM programs to develop and demonstrate practical skills representing clients during mediation. Participation in the competition requires one of the lowest burdens of any competition the Advocates sponsors at UHLC. It also typically allows participants to earn a 1-hour non-substantive competition credit that may be applied during enrollment at UHLC, according to the student's specific degree requirements. The Newhouse Competition also occurs in conjunction with the National Mediator Competition, sponsored by the Blakely Advocacy Institute. While UHLC students compete in the Newhouse Competition as attorneys and clients during simulated mediations, competitors from across the United States compete in the Mediation Competition as mediators for those simulations.


The following materials provide detailed information about the 2018 Tom Newhouse Mediation Competition:


The Newhouse Competition operates in tandem with the Mediation Competition. The success of this relationship requires a very specific number of teams actively participate as competitors in both competitions. To be eligible for consideration, applicant teams must complete and submit the online application form AND the Competition Director must confirm that both teammates have fully paid their competition fees. Competitor teams will be selected from the eligible applicant teams on a first-come basis. The application closes at 11:59pm, Saturday, October 6, 2018. Both teammates will receive confirmation of your application's acceptance on Monday, October 8, 2018.

Completing the application requires both teammates' information. If you do not have a committed teammate, please send Eric Stitzel an email at Should slots for the competition be available after the application closes, Eric will provide you with the name of a partner, with whom you may apply as a late applicant. Late applications will be considered under the same standards as regular applications.

Sign Up

To sign up, you must pay first and then fill out the google form below.  Payment will be accepted by way of Venmo or by using the Paypal link below.  If you use Venmo, the name is theadvocatesatuhlc.  Please include in the notes your and your partners name and that the money is for Tom Newhouse.  The Paypal link here will allow you to pay even if you don't have an account.  For either Venmo or Paypal, you need to keep your confirmation code for when you fill out the Google form.  Remember that both members of your team must pay before being considered.  


Competition Dues