Why do we need to know more about dispute resolution in China?

By Huaning Gu In Australia, China often feels far away with a different social system, legal system and culture. So why is there a need for Australians to inform themselves about Chinese dispute resolution? Mediation in China: an old tradition… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law Senior Lecturer Dr Lola Akin Ojelabi presents at the Dispute Resolution Section Conference

Recently, La Trobe Law School Senior Lecturer Lola Akin Ojelabi attended and presented at the American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section Conference on April 21 2017. She was part of a panel on ‘Comparative Views of the Mediator’s Role in… Continue Reading

Uber Unfair? You Decide

By Ozlem Susler The world phenomenon that has made transport so much easier has simultaneously been viewed as a threat to the taxi industry worldwide and among other things, a clarion call for the taxi sector to clean up their… Continue Reading

An access to justice approach to mediation and the construction of positive legal professional identity

The La Trobe Law School warmly congratulates Dr Lola Akin Ojelabi on her recent publication in the International Journal of the Legal Profession, entitled “An access to justice approach to mediation and the construction of positive legal professional identity” (citation… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Academics Present at the Australian National Law Reform Conference

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Three La Trobe Law School academics were invited as leading scholars in their field of research to speak at the inaugural Australian National Law Reform Conference on 14 – 15 April 2016: Professor Paula Baron (expertise – legal practice), Professor Mary… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School PhD Student Presented at the 2016 Asia Pacific Mediation Forum Conference

Rebecca Edwards La Trobe Law School

La Trobe Law School PhD student, Rebecca Edwards, presented a paper on her research at the Asia Pacific Mediation Forum’s Annual Conference, held in Lombok, Indonesia from 10-12 February 2016. The conference was conducted bilingually in Indonesian and English and… Continue Reading

Why Negotiations Fail – Lessons from the Trenches: Advanced Corporate Negotiation Seminar

Are you making common negotiation mistakes? Negotiation is the dominant process for finalising contracts, reaching agreement on commercial terms and for resolving disputes. However, despite its dominance as the preferred resolution mechanism, the competency level of practitioners varies widely. Drawing… Continue Reading

Rebecca Edwards on Mediation and VCAT at the ADR Research Network in September

Rebecca Edwards, Sessional Lecturer, La Trobe Law School, will be speaking at the ADR Research Network Roundtable in Sydney on 12 and 13 September. Her presentation is entitled “Mediators’ perspectives on the compulsory cooling-off period offered in certain Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal… Continue Reading

LLS Staff Seminar #6: Exploring Empirical Examinations of Race and Gender in Alternative Dispute Resolution Studies

In the sixth La Trobe Law School Staff Seminar for 2015, Professor Ellen Waldman, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, will explore how race and gender appear in empirical examinations of Alternative Dispute Resolution Studies. Abstract The celebrated author (and early bohemian feminist)… Continue Reading

ADR Professional Development Workshop with Hal Abramson

Please join us for our upcoming ADR Professional Development Workshop: “Mediation Advocacy and Intercultural/International Mediations”. The Workshop will be presented by Professor Hal Abramson, a full-time faculty member at Touro Law Center, New York, where he teaches, trains, and writes on negotiation, mediation, mediation advocacy, and resolving intercultural… Continue Reading