Legal studies

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

Course date

7 July - 25 July, 2003
Application deadline:
15 February, 2003
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

John Barkai

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, The William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, United States of America

Kinga Goncz

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

Dana Potockova

Charles University and Anglo-American College, Prague, Czech Republic

Manfred Weiss

Law School, Frankfurt University, Germany

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 both on arbitration and mediation, as well as other consensual methods for addressing and resolving conflict and promoting understanding between peoples.

In the first two weeks of the program, CEU participants will be joined by approximately thirty American law students and scholars to explore mediation theory and skills, as well as other processes to foster democratic dialogue. 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. CEU participants will finish the sequence by participating in a one-week intensive course centered on arbitration, particularly as that process is used in the context of labor and employment matters.