Legal studies

In cooperation with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York and Hamline University School of Law, Minnesota

Course date

9 July - 3 August, 2001
Application deadline
15 February, 2001
Course Director(s): 

Csilla Kollonay-Lehoczky

Department of Legal Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary/Vienna, Austria

Lela P. Love

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

Stephen Adler

National Labour Court of Israel, Tel-Aviv, Israel

James R. Coben

Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, USA

Kinga Goncz

School of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary/Vienna, Austria

Charles Nupen

ILO Project, South Africa

Richard Reuben

School of Law, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States of America

Joseph Stulberg

Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

Manfred Weiss

Law School, Frankfurt University, Germany
Course Objectives
This course is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and cooperative projects among academics, professionals and students in the East and West who are pursuing the study of conflict and conflict resolution processes. The program, set in the context of Central and Eastern Europe’s emerging democracies, will focus primarily on mediation and other consensual methods for addressing and resolving conflict and promoting understanding between peoples.
Students will begin the sequence by participating in a two-week course centered on mediation theory and skills and methods to foster democratic dialogue. They then can elect to take either a two-week course in conflict theory or a two-week course exploring ADR methods in the employment arena. All of the offerings will include multi-national perspectives and examples. This program will enable students to critically examine the challenges of the design and delivery of ADR initiatives in multiple contexts, including countries where the "rule of law" still is being established.
Intended Level of Instruction
The primary target group of this course is junior and middle career faculty as well as doctoral students at law schools or faculties of social science and public administration in the CEE region as well as American law students pursuing the J.D. degree who have completed prior relevant course work in dispute resolution, labor or employment law. Additionally, course targets include academics and professionals in psychology, social work, public policy, political science, government and labor relations.