Alternative Dispute Resolution in Legal Education

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Maastricht University’s Law Faculty has been trying to innovate the way in which legal education is delivered in the 21st century, through its inherent pedagogy (Problem-Based Learning) as well as out-of-the-classroom education such as moot court competitions and legal clinics. One of the activities undertaken in this respect is the WeMediate course, a SURF Net supported online course designed for the development of 21st-century skills through mediation simulations. This course uses professional content made by well-renowned invited mediators from around the world and aims to make students aware of the potential of mediation for the development of their interpersonal communication skills. Still, mediation is only one type of Alternative Dispute Resolution which may be interesting for universities to adopt; arbitration, as well as negotiation, could play a much more central role in the creation of a future professional. The aim of this conference is to bring together educators, researchers, professionals and students, to engage in a meaningful dialogue regarding the future of legal education, using ADR as a means to deliver significant skills to future graduates.
Period18 Jan 2018
Event typeConference
LocationMaastricht, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational