Alternative Dispute Resolution Summer School
(22 June - 3 July, 2015)
P. Love, Kukin Program of Conflict Resolution, Benjamin N.
Cardozo School of Law, New York, USA
B. Press, Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, USA
Increasingly, around the
world, individuals are exploring means of resolving their differences prior to
or instead of pursuing traditional court proceedings. In many jurisdictions,
the court may require litigants to attempt to resolve their dispute through an
alternative process prior to obtaining access to the court system.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the umbrella term for a
wide-range of processes which includes negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and
Theory and Skills
This intensive one-week course facilitates the
exchange of ideas and cooperative projects among mediation scholars,
practitioners, trainers, and students in the East and West. In addition to
offering an introduction to mediation, the program provides a teaching and
training template for mediation training for scholars and practitioners from around
the world to adapt for use in their home countries.
This course introduces students to the skills,
constraints, and dynamics of the negotiation process in the context of
international business transactions. Through readings and highly interactive
exercises, students will learn the fundamental skills of systematic and
thorough negotiation preparation, the ongoing management of a negotiation
process, and the identification and achievement of optimal agreements. Legal
and ethical constraints of negotiation will also be considered as students in
intentionally diverse teams participate in negotiations typically encountered
in the formation of a business. Course content is drawn from the fields of law,
psychology, business, and communication.
Read more: http://summer.ceu.hu/ADR-2015
Markus B?ckenf?rde, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Duisburg/University of
Gedion Hessebon, Legal Studies Department, Central European University,
Renata Uitz, Comparative Constitutional Law Program, Department of Legal
Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
History has seen several waves of
constitution-building in the 20th century with an unparalleled boom starting in
the 1990s after the fall of the Berlin wall. And while experts recently
announced the end of this boom in new constitutions after the Cold War, the
world is witnessing another wave of constitution-building, this time
predominately in Africa. This burst of activity has given rise to a range of
new ideas about the nature and purpose of constitutions and
constitution-making, constitutional solutions to contemporary problems, and the
proper role of international actors.
Read more: http://summer.ceu.hu/constitution-2015
Kostas, Open Society Justice Initiative, London, UK
Human rights litigation is one of the methods by
which civil society organizations can bring about social change. This course
for human rights professionals will develop the skills and knowledge needed to
successfully bring cases to the regional human rights systems and the UN Treaty
bodies, and to use those cases to achieve practical change. Participants will
be invited to provide information on concrete cases that they are involved in
which will be discussed during the course.
Read more: http://summer.ceu.hu/litigation-2015
The application deadline is February 14, 2015.
the individual course web sites for more detailed information.