Frankfurt Research Focus “Extrajudicial and Judicial Conflict Resolution”

Academics from Frankfurt’s Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University and University of Applied Sciences have joined forces for a research project focussing on “Extrajudicial and Judicial Conflict Resolution”, which started in January 2012.

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German & International Arbitration at Goethe Universität, Frankfurt – A Curriculum with Internationally Renowned Arbitration Specialists

In the summer term 2012, the Law Faculty at Frankfurt’s Goethe Universität is offering a programme on German and International Arbitration. Here’s the description:

“Trying to find out about commercial arbitration, but didn’t know how? This Goethe University Curriculum provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of German and international commercial arbitration. Some of the most eminent arbitration specialists from major international law firms offer their profound knowledge and experience in a lecture series in German and English. One semester, every week, in the early evening hours, for a maximum of 30 highly motivated participants.”

The programme really is attractive – something I would have loved to attend as a student. Deadline for registration is March 27, 2012.

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How Lawyers Affect Mediation

One of the recurring themes in mediation is, whether lawyers should attend or not attend the medition. More generelly speaking: what role do lawyers have to play in mediation? One often hears that that when one or both sides bring their lawyer to the mediation, the mediation is slowed down, becomes more contentious and adversarial, and more likely to fail compared to a situation where they parties worked solely with a mediator. Continue reading

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