Legal studies, Mediation

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

Course date

4 June - 15 June, 2012
15 February, 2012
The application deadline expired. No more applications will be reviewed.

Target group

In addition to American law students pursuing the J.D. degree, the program encourages applications from junior and middle career faculty as well as graduate students and professionals in law, social science, public administration, psychology, social work, public policy, political science, government and labor relations from emerging democracies worldwide.

While this is an introductory course for mediation and facilitation theory and skills, it is offered not only for students wanting such an introduction, but also for mediation teachers and professionals who want to examine theories of mediation and the structure of a mediation training. Applicants from emerging democracies worldwide who are interested in developing their own teaching or training curriculum will be given preference for acceptance.

Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered.



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 mediation approach adopted. Examples will focus on both civil and criminal mediation models and scenarios from the United States, Central and Eastern Europe, and beyond. Participants should come prepared for a highly interactive learning experience.

Language requirement

The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.