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From Common Law To Civil Law Jurisdictions: Court Adr On The Move In Germany, Nadja Alexander Dec 2001

From Common Law To Civil Law Jurisdictions: Court Adr On The Move In Germany, Nadja Alexander

Research Collection School Of Law

In Australia today, ADR processes are recognised not only as a distinct system of dispute resolution, but also as a system that interacts interdependently with the legal system. This is most clearly demonstrated in the context of court-related mediation, which is increasingly seen as an effective way to increase access to, participation in, and satisfaction with the way legal disputes are resolved. Cappelletti categorises ADR as the third wave in the worldwide access-to-justice movement. ADR provides a different approach and a different sort of justice for solving disputes — what Cappelletti labels ‘co-existential justice’.


Mediation And Conciliation As Alternative Means Of Settleing International Disputes, Sompong Sucharitkul Nov 2001

Mediation And Conciliation As Alternative Means Of Settleing International Disputes, Sompong Sucharitkul

Publications

An endeavour will be made in this article to present two distinct methods of international dispute settlement, namely, mediation and conciliation. The presentation will be done from an international and comparative standpoint, inevitably retaining an Asian perspective in its global survey. Observations will be concentrated on these two procedures for the resolution of international conflicts. In this chapter, the terms 'dispute' and 'conflict' are used interchangeably. So also are the terms 'settlement' and 'resolution'.


What's Law Got To Do With It: Mapping Modern Mediation Movements In Civil And Common Law Jurisdictions, Nadja Alexander Jul 2001

What's Law Got To Do With It: Mapping Modern Mediation Movements In Civil And Common Law Jurisdictions, Nadja Alexander

Research Collection School Of Law

Context defines mediation and has a direct impact on how it is practised. National legal contexts reveal historically embedded systemic differences that can provide insights into the reasons behind the rapid expansion of mediation in common law jurisdictions, and the comparatively hesitant development of mediation in civil law jurisdictions. In this article I consider the legal and political forces behind the modern mediation movements in Australia and Germany: two countries that represent the common law and the civil law traditions respectively.


From Communities To Corporations: The Growth Of Mediation In Sri Lanka, Nadja Alexander Apr 2001

From Communities To Corporations: The Growth Of Mediation In Sri Lanka, Nadja Alexander

Research Collection School Of Law

In this article I will outline the development of modern mediation in Sri Lanka. I use the term mediation to mean facilitative mediation. Accordingly, for the purposes of this article, mediation does not include processes such as conciliation or evaluative mediation, which are used in Sri Lanka, for example in industrial dispute resolution practice.


From Communities To Corporations: The Growth Of Mediation In Sri Lanka, Nadja Alexander Apr 2001

From Communities To Corporations: The Growth Of Mediation In Sri Lanka, Nadja Alexander

Research Collection School Of Law

In this article I will outline the development of modern mediation in Sri Lanka. I use the term mediation to mean facilitative mediation. Accordingly, for the purposes of this article, mediation does not include processes such as conciliation or evaluative mediation, which are used in Sri Lanka, for example in industrial dispute resolution practice.


Ethical Judgment And Interdisciplinary Collaboration In Custody And Child Welfare Cases, Deborah J. Weimer Jan 2001

Ethical Judgment And Interdisciplinary Collaboration In Custody And Child Welfare Cases, Deborah J. Weimer

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Lawyer's Philosophical Map And The Disputant's Perceptual Map: Impediments To Facilitative Mediation And Lawyering, Chris Guthrie Jan 2001

The Lawyer's Philosophical Map And The Disputant's Perceptual Map: Impediments To Facilitative Mediation And Lawyering, Chris Guthrie

Vanderbilt Law School Faculty Publications

Riskin's categorization of mediation has engendered much debate among academics and practitioners. Although most in the mediation community accept Riskin's positive assertion that mediation as currently practiced includes both facilitation and evaluation, a vocal group of purist critics rejects Riskin's pluralist view of mediation on normative grounds. These purist critics -- including such prominent mediator-scholars as Professors Kim Kovach, Lela Love," and Josh Stulberg -- argue that mediation is in fact, and should be, solely a facilitative process "designed to capture the parties' insights, imagination, and ideas that help them to participate in identifying and shaping their preferred outcomes ...


When It's Not Apparent: Some Modest Advice To Parent Advocates For Students With Disabilities, Stephen A. Rosenbaum Jan 2001

When It's Not Apparent: Some Modest Advice To Parent Advocates For Students With Disabilities, Stephen A. Rosenbaum

Publications

In this article, I explore ways in which parents of children with disabilities can more effectively participate in educational decisionmaking and oversight. I begin by describing the federal special education statute, the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), as a set of procedural safeguards that are intended to result in meaningful educational benefit. IDEA's cornerstone is the individualized education program (IEP) for each child. The IEP, negotiated between school authorities and the child's family, is often an arduous and stressful process.

I first note the limitations of using litigation against local school districts as a tool to achieve ...


A Well-Founded Fear Of Prosecution: Mediation And The Unauthorized Practice Of Law, David A. Hoffman, Natasha Affolder Jan 2001

A Well-Founded Fear Of Prosecution: Mediation And The Unauthorized Practice Of Law, David A. Hoffman, Natasha Affolder

Faculty Publications

To many mediators, "UPL" is an acronym with an increasingly ominous ring. This growing concern about the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) arises from reports around the country of charges filed against mediators who are not lawyers. These prosecutions - or in some cases warnings - are primarily directed at divorce mediators as a result of their drafting of detailed marital settlement agreements. However, all mediators have a reason to be concerned, because of uncertainties about what constitutes UPL in the context of mediation. This article surveys the legal terrain of UPL, and argues that it's time for new, clear and ...


Making Deals In Court-Connected Mediation: What's Justice Got To Do With It?, Nancy A. Welsh Jan 2001

Making Deals In Court-Connected Mediation: What's Justice Got To Do With It?, Nancy A. Welsh

Faculty Scholarship

When mediation was first introduced to the courts, the process was hailed as “alternative.” Mediation gave disputants the opportunity to discuss and resolve their dispute themselves; the role of the third party was to facilitate the disputants’ negotiations, not to dictate the outcome; and because the disputants were able to focus on their underlying interests in mediation, the process could result in creative, customized solutions. The picture of mediation is changing, however, as the process settles into its role as a tool for the resolution of personal injury, contract, and other nonfamily cases on the courts’ civil dockets. Attorneys dominate ...


The Thinning Vision Of Self-Determination In Court-Connected Mediation: The Inevitable Price Of Institutionalization?, Nancy A. Welsh Jan 2001

The Thinning Vision Of Self-Determination In Court-Connected Mediation: The Inevitable Price Of Institutionalization?, Nancy A. Welsh

Faculty Scholarship

Ethical codes for mediators describe party self-determination as “the fundamental principle of mediation,” regardless of the context within which the mediation is occurring. The definition of self-determination, however, is a matter of dispute. Based on a review of the debate surrounding the promulgation and revision of ethical codes for court-connected mediators in Florida and Minnesota, this Article demonstrates that a vision of self-determination anchored in party-centered empowerment is yielding to a vision that is more reflective of the norms and traditional practices of lawyers and judges, as well as the courts’ strong orientation to efficiency and closure of cases through ...


The Institutionalization Of Mediation Developments In The Usa, Australia And Germany (In German), Nadja Alexander Jan 2001

The Institutionalization Of Mediation Developments In The Usa, Australia And Germany (In German), Nadja Alexander

Research Collection School Of Law

No abstract provided.


Ulysses Tied To The Generic Whipping Post: The Continuing Odyssey Of Discovery "Reform", Jeffrey W. Stempel Jan 2001

Ulysses Tied To The Generic Whipping Post: The Continuing Odyssey Of Discovery "Reform", Jeffrey W. Stempel

Scholarly Works

One need not be a charter member of the Critical Legal Studies Movement (“CLS”) to see a few fundamental contradictions in litigation practice in the United States. A prominent philosophical tenet of the CLS movement is that law and society are gripped by a “fundamental contradiction” and simultaneously seek to embrace contradictory objectives. Civil litigation, particularly discovery, is no exception: New amendments to the discovery rules are the latest example of this contradiction. Although the new changes are not drastic, they continue the post-1976 pattern of making discovery the convenient scapegoat for generalized complaints about the dispute resolution system. One ...


Mediation In Practice: Common Law And Civil Law Perspectives Compared, Nadja Alexander Jan 2001

Mediation In Practice: Common Law And Civil Law Perspectives Compared, Nadja Alexander

Research Collection School Of Law

Australian mediation practice is thriving. Effective forms of mediation are practised in court-connected schemes, in the public sector, in the community justice sector and in the private business sector. Indeed, no industry is excluded from the application of mediation. In contrast, Hoffmann-Riem laments that despite many years of discussions about ADR (alternative dispute resolution) in Germany, mediation plays a marginal role only. Further, Labes states that 'ADR mechanisms are relatively obscure methods in Germany.' The comparison between Australia and Germany is particularly interesting because it considers both a common law and a civil law tradition. This essay will discuss the ...