Legal studies, Mediation

In co-operation with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York

Course date

2 July - 6 July, 2018
Application deadline:
14 February, 2018
Course Director(s): 

James R. Coben

Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, USA

Lela P. Love

Kukin Program of Conflict Resolution, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, USA
Course Faculty: 

Borbala Fellegi

Foresee Research Group Nonprofit Ltd., Budapest, Hungary

Kinga Goncz

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary

Christian Hartwig

Streitvermittler, Berlin, Germany

Markus Petsche

Department of Legal Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Guest Speaker(s): 

Csilla Kollonay-Lehoczky

Department of Legal Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

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.
 
Through lecture, discussion, demonstration and role-plays, students will be introduced to mediation theory and skills and examine the impact of culture and context on the consensus-building approach adopted.  The interactive presentation of the material is designed to showcase teaching and training models to those course participants who want to develop programs in their own countries. Participants should come prepared for a highly engaging learning experience. Applicants who have the means and ability to teach and train in transition countries will be given preference for acceptance.
 
Case examples will focus on both civil and criminal mediation models and scenarios from both the United States and Central and Eastern Europe, including efforts to promote dialogue in times of crisis involving high-conflict situations and inter-ethnic tensions.
 
Mediation is a newly emerging field in both the west and the east. Legislation mandating the use of mediation has outpaced the development of both theory and practice, and this course is designed in part to fill that gap, cultivating scholars, teachers, trainers, and practitioners in this developing and important arena.