Summer School 2017
The deadline for online entries is set at August 31, 2017 - Call for Applications (20 positions)
Dispute Resolution: A Multifaceted Approach - September 18–22, 2017
Dispute resolution is a complex phenomenon. Worldwide, it embraces a variety of different processes aimed at resolving conflicts between opposing parties. Besides litigation and arbitration, the contemporary landscape of the methods of dispute resolution available for the settlement of civil and commercial cases includes the so-called facilitative ADR: it is well known that ADR is an umbrella term that refers to a panoply of out-of-court procedures, which supposedly allow the litigants to have their case resolved in a way that is satisfactory to both, saving time and money and avoiding the frustrations that they could experience if they relied on litigation before state courts, with their inherent delays and high costs.
In the globalized world we live in, legal practitioners must be aware of the important role played by ADR in the administration of civil justice. They are expected to become familiar with communication techniques and to pursue negotiation approaches, expanding their problem-solving abilities, so that the adversarial skills typical of traditional lawyers’ training are complemented with a new expertise aimed at increasing their willingness to engage in collaborative problem-solving even in extremely competitive situations.
The purpose of the course is to offer students an overview of the most significant and successful ADR methods, with an emphasis on mediation, negotiation and arbitration, which will be examined in their relationship (if any) with traditional litigation. The experiences of selected European Union legal systems will be taken into account; plus, students will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the frame of reference that represents the background for the development of ADR in the Russian Federation.
The Summer School ‘Dispute Resolution: A Multifaceted Approach’ is organized by the Department of Law of the University of Pavia in cooperation with the Almo Collegio Borromeo and with the support of ELSA Pavia (European Law Students Association – Pavia Chapter).
Director: Prof. Elisabetta Silvestri, Department of Law, University of Pavia.
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