Note: I’ll be revising this syllabus to teach Comparative Dispute Resolution again this fall at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. My eventual goal is to develop a casebook, so any comments or reactions to this syllabus are very welcome.

COMPARATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Full Syllabus
Law 794N
Fall Semester 2003
Professor Ellen E. Deason

I. Overarching Issues Pages
  A. Perceptions of Justice –  August 21 1-14
    Joseph Sanders & V. Lee Hamilton, Justice and Legal Institutions, in Handbook of Justice Research in Law 3, 4-5, 5-6, 7-9, 10-11 (Joseph Sanders & V. Lee Hamilton eds. 2001).  
    Nancy A. Welch, Making Deals in Court-Connected Mediation: What's Justice Got to Do With It?, 79 Washington Law Quarterly 787, 817-830 (2001).  
  B. Generalization and/or Transferability Across Cultures –  August 22 15-38
    Kwok Leung & Michael Morris, Justice Through the Lens of Culture and Ethnicity, in Handbook of Justice Research in Law 343-54, 354-63, 369-71 (Joseph Sanders & V. Lee Hamilton eds. 2001).  
         
II. Adjudicatory Systems and the Role of Judges  
  A. The Common Law Adversary System –  August 28 39-57
    Stephen Landsman, The Adversary System: A Description and Defense 1-6 (1984).  
    Richard L. Marcus, Martin H. Redish, Edward F. Sherman, Civil Procedure: A Modern Approach 1-14, 15-18 (3d ed. 2000).  
      Band's Refuse Removal, Inc. v. Borough of Fair Lawn, 62 N.J. Super. 522 (1960).  
      Lon Fuller, the Problems of Jurisprudence 706-07 (1949).  
      Marvin E. Frankel, The Search for Truth: An Umpireal View, 123 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1031, 1042-43 (1975).  
  B. Civil Law Inquisitorial System – August 29 59-75
    John Henry Merryman, The Civil Law Tradition 35-49 (1985).  
    John H. Langbein, The German Advantage in Civil Procedure, 52 Chicago L. Rev. 823 (1985).  
  C. Elements of Convergence and Issues at the Intersection – September 4 76-94
    Judith Resnik, Managerial Judges, 96 Harv. L. Rev. 376 (1982).  
    Gary Kleyn, International Trade Focus, WA Business News, May 7, 2003.  
    Linda Silberman, Comparative Jurisdiction in the International Context: Will the Proposed Hague Judgements Convention be Stalled?, 52 DePaul L.Rev. 319, 319-26, 328-29, 330-31, 348-49 (2002).  
    Sean D. Murphy, Negotiation of Convention on Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments, 95 Am. J. Int’l L. 418 (2001).  
   

Eugene Clark, Enforcing your rights in overseas courts, Canberra Times, Aug. 18, 2003.

 
  D. Judicial Reform: Rule of Law via Export of U.S. Models – September 5 95-106
    Hiram E. Chodosh, Reforming Judicial Reform Inspired by U.S. Models, 52 DePaul L. Rev. 351 (2002).  
     
III.

Process Choice Options in Litigation and Critiques

 
  A.

Alternatives within the U.S. Court System – September 11

107-123
   

Leonard L. Riskin & James E. Westbrook, Dispute Resolution and Lawyers (Abridged 2d ed. 1998).

 
     

L. Riskin, Overview of Dispute Resolution and Prevention

 
     

O. Fiss, Against Settlement

 
     

C. Menkel-Meadow, Whose Dispute is it Anyway? A Philosophical and Democratic Defense of Settlement (In Some Cases)

 
     

J. Resnik, Many Doors? Closing Doors? Alternative Dispute Resolution and Adjudication

 
  B.

Examples of Development of Alternatives in Other Litigation Systems: Argentina and Egypt – Omitted

125-143
   

Helen Highton, Role of Dispute Resolution in Judicial Reform: North American Input in the National Mediation Plan in Argentina, Proceedings, 22nd Annual Conference Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution 235 (1994).

 
   

Gladys Stella Alverez, Court Connected Mediation Program in the Argentine Judicial System – A Pilot Experience in Civil Justice, Proceedings, 22nd Annual Conference Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution 241 (1994).

 
   

James M. Cooper, Essay: Access to Justice 1.1, 30 Cal. W. Int’l L.J. 429, 432-33 (2000).

 
   

Hiram E. Chodosh, Stephen A. Mayo, Gathi Naguib, & Ali El Sadek, Egyptian Civil Justice Process Modernization: A Functional and Systemic Approach, 17 Mich. J. Int’l L. 865 (1996).

 
     
IV.

Negotiation Approaches and Goals

 
  A.

U.S. Models of Negotiation – September 18

157-172
   

Leonard L. Riskin & James E. Westbrook, Dispute Resolution and Lawyers 71-101 (Abridged 2d ed. 1998).

 
   

Gerald R. Williams, Legal Negotiation and Settlement 70-72 (1983).

 
   

Donald G. Gifford, A Context-based Theory of Strategy Selection in Legal Negotiation, 46 Ohio St. L.J. 41, 45-58, 72 (1985).

 
   

Harry Edwards & James J. White, The Lawyer as a Negotiator 112-21 (1977).

 
   

Howard Raiffa, The Art and Science of Negotiation 126-30 (1982).

 
   

Roger Fisher & William Ury, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In 10-14, 113-17 (1981).

 
   

Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow, Toward Another View of Legal Negotiation: The Structure of Problem Solving, 31 UCLA L. Rev. 754, 801, 804-12 (1984).

 
  B.

Generalizing About Culture and Negotiation – September 19

173-203
   

Alan S. Rau, Edward F. Sherman, Scott R. Peppet, Processes of Dispute Resolution: The Role of Lawyers 906-11 (3d ed. 2002).

 
   

Kevin Avruch, Culture and Negotiation Pedagogy, Negotiation Journal, Oct. 2000 at 339.

 
   

David Kahane, Dispute Resolution and the Politics of Cultural Generalization, Negotiation Journal, Jan. 2003, at 5.

 
   

Jeffrey Z. Rubin & Frank E.A. Sander, Culture, Negotiation, and The Eye of the Beholder, 7 Negotiation Journal 249 (1991).

 
   

James K. Sebenius, Caveats for Cross-Border Negotiators, Negotiation Journal, Apr. 2002, at 121.

 
  C.

Comparing Approaches to Negotiation – September 25

205-236
   

Alan S. Rau, Edward F. Sherman, Scott R. Peppet, Processes of Dispute Resolution: The Role of Lawyers 911-17, 921-23 (3d ed. 2002).

 
   

Jeanne M Brett, et al., Culture and Joint Gains in Negotiation, Negotiation Journal, Jan. 1998, at 61-79.

 
   

Guy Oliver Faure, Negotiation: The Chinese Concept, Negotiation Journal, Apr. 1998, at 137.

 
  D.

Cross-cultural Negotiations – September 26

237- 260
   

Alan S. Rau, Edward F. Sherman, Scott R. Peppet, Processes of Dispute Resolution: The Role of Lawyers 917-21, 923-24, 926-27 (3d ed. 2002).

 
   

Jeanne M. Brett, Negotiating Globally 9-14, 82-86, 88-108 (2001).

 
   

Daniel C.K. Chow, Culture Matters, 18 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 1003, 1006-10 (2003)

 
  E.

Diplomatic Negotiations – A Special Case? – October 2

261- 272
   

Raymond Cohen, Negotiating Across Cultures, in Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict 469 (Crocker et al. eds 2001).

 
  F.

Cross-cultural Negotiation Exercise – October 3

 
     
V.

Language, Gender, and Culture of Negotiation

 
  A.

Language and Approaches to Negotiation – October 16

273-290
   

Alan S. Rau, Edward F. Sherman, Scott R. Peppet, Processes of Dispute Resolution: The Role of Lawyers 925-26 (3d ed. 2002).

 
   

Raymond Cohen, Resolving Conflict Across Languages, Negotiation Journal, Jan. 2001, at 17.

 
  B.

Gender and Approaches to Negotiation – October 17
[to accompany Center for Law, Policy & Social Science lecture by Linda Babcock]

145-155, 291- 300
   

Edward Brunet & Charles B. Craver, Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Advocate’s Perspective Cases and Materials 57-62 (2d ed. 2001).

 
   

Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Teaching about Gender and Negotiation: Sex, Truths, and Videotape, Negotiation Journal, Oct. 2000, at 357, 357-59, 362-64.

 
   

Deborah M. Kolb, More than Just a Footnote: Constructing a Theoretical Framework for Teaching about Gender in Negotiation, Negotiation Journal, Oct. 2000, at 347, 348, 350, 352-53.

 
   

Linda Babcock & Sara Laschever, Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide 1-6, 9-10, 17-18, 23-25, 164-65, 167-73 (2003).

 
     
VI.

Comparing Mediation and Other Third-Party Intervention

 
  A.

A Summary of Mediation from a U.S. Perspective – October 23

301 - 325
   

Alan S. Rau, Edward F. Sherman, Scott R. Peppet, Processes of Dispute Resolution: The Role of Lawyers 329-40 (3d ed. 2002).

 
   

Leonard L. Riskin & James E. Westbrook, Dispute Resolution and Lawyers 144-73 (Abridged 2d ed. 1998).

 
     

Leonard L. Riskin, Understanding Mediator Orientations, Strategies, and Techniques: A Grid for the Perplexed, 1 Harv. Neg. L. Rev. 7, 8-13, 17-38 (1996).

 
     

Leonard L. Riskin, Mediation Training Guide (1997).

 
   

Lela P. Love & Cheryl B. McDonald, A Tale of Two Cities: Day Labor and Conflict Resolution for Communities in Crisis, Dispute Resolution Mag., Fall 1997 at 8-10.

 
  B.

Cultural Frames for Third-Party Intervention – October 24

327 - 345
   

Dania A. Dialdin & James A. Wall, Jr., Third Parties and Culture, Negotiation Journal, Oct. 1999 at 381-87.

 
   

John Paul Lederach, Of Nets, Nails, and Problems: The Folk Language of Conflict Resolution in a Central American Setting, in Conflict Resolution: Cross-Cultural Perspectives 165-186 (Kevin Avruch et al. eds. 1991).

 
   

Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Conflict Resolution Approaches: Western and Middle Eastern Lessons and Possibilities, 55 American Journal of Economics and Sociology 35, 41-46 (1996).

 
  C.

Modern Application of “Traditional” Mediation Models – October 30

347 - 379
   

E. Victoria Shook & Leonard Ke’ala Kwan, Ho’oponopono: Straightening Family Relationships in Hawaii, in Conflict Resolution: Cross-Cultural Perspectives 213-239 (Kevin Avruch et al. eds. 1991).

 
   

Ariya Rubasinghe, Mediation, an Effective Way of Conflict Resolution, in Constructive Conflict Management: Asia-Pacific Cases 119-128 (Fred E. Jandt & Paul B. Pedersen eds. 1996).

 
   

James A. Wall, Jr. & Michael Blum, Community Mediation in the People’s Republic of China, 35 Journal of Conflict Resolution 3-20 (1991).

 
   

Lu Guojiang, Han and Hui and a Shared Cooking Stove, in Constructive Conflict Management: Asia-Pacific Cases 197-203 (Fred E. Jandt & Paul B. Pedersen eds. 1996).

 
   

Lu Guojiang, China and Japan Dispute Copyright of “Ultraman” Toys, in Constructive Conflict Management: Asia-Pacific Cases 188-194 (Fred E. Jandt & Paul B. Pedersen eds. 1996).

 
  D.

Mediation in Transition in Cultures in Transition – October 31

381 - 399
   

Michelle LeBaron, Culture and Conflict in Canada: Tradition and Transition, in Constructive Conflict Management: Asia-Pacific Cases 63-75 (Fred E. Jandt & Paul B. Pedersen eds. 1996).

 
   

Julie Foster Smith, The Effects of Tribal Wars on Personal and Family Disputes in Papua New Guinea, in Constructive Conflict Management: Asia-Pacific Cases 112-118 (Fred E. Jandt & Paul B. Pedersen eds. 1996).

 
   

Madaripur Legal Aid Association, Nabin & Nasima: A Clash of Hindu and Muslim Communities, in Constructive Conflict Management: Asia-Pacific Cases 76-81 (Fred E. Jandt & Paul B. Pedersen eds. 1996).

 
   

Nancy A. Welch, Making Deals in Court-Connected Mediation: What’s Justice Got to Do With It?, 79 Washington Law Quarterly 787, 817-830 (2001).

 
  E.

Restorative Justice – November 6

401 - 433
   

John Pratt, Colonization, Power and Silence: A History of Indigenous Justice in New Zealand Society, in Restorative Justice: International Perspectives 137 (Burt Galaway & Joe Hudson eds. 1996).

 
   

Sarah Fraser & Jenni Norton, Family Group Conferencing in New Zealand Child Protection Work, in Family Group Conferences: Perspectives on Policy and Practice 37 (Joe Hudson et al. eds. 1996).

 
   

Joy Wundersitz & Sue Hetzel, Family Conferencing for Young Offenders: The South Australian Experience, in Family Group Conferences: Perspectives on Policy and Practice 111-16 (Joe Hudson et al. eds. 1996).

 
   

Mediation and Restorative Justice in the Italian Criminal Justice System, Tenth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, Vienna, Apr. 10-17, 2000.

 
  F.

“Borrowing” from other cultures: Tribal Peacemaking – November 7

435 - 464
   

Robert Yazzie, “Life Comes From It”: Navajo Justice Concepts, 24 N. Mex. L. Rev. 175 (1994).

 
   

Carole E. Goldberg, Overextended Borrowing: Tribal Peacemaking Applied in Non-Indian Disputes, 72 Wash. L. Rev. 1003 (1997).

 
   

Donna Coker, Enhancing Autonomy for Battered Women: Lessons from Navajo Peacemaking, 47 UCLA L. Rev. 1 (1999).

 
  G.

Mediation via an Administrative Agency – November 13

465 - 493
   

Michael Hamilton & Dominic Bryan, Mediation and the Law: The Parades Commission in Northern Ireland (unpublished manuscript).

 
  H.

Transitional Justice – November 14

495 - 519
   

Note: Transitional Justice

 
   

Mark Mathabane, Anger and Amnesty in South Africa, NY Times, Dec. 14, 1997.

 
   

Erin Daly, Transformative Justice: Charting a Path to Reconciliation, 12 Int’l Legal Perspectives 73 (2002).

 
   

Note: Update on Rwanda’s Justice Proceedings

 
  I.

International Mediation of politico-security & environmental issues: Challenges and the Role of the Mediator – November 20

521 - 549
   

Saadia Touval & I. William Zartman, International Mediation in the Post-Cold War Era, in Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict 427-443 (Chester A. Crocker et al. eds. 2001).

 
   

Jacob Bercovitch & Ole Elgstrom, Culture and International Mediation: Exploring Theoretical and Empirical Linkages, 6 Int’l Negotiation 3 (2001).

 
   

Jae Hyun Yoo, Tiger Saves Taiga: Saving the Siberian Ecosystem from Hyundai’s Logging Operation, in Constructive Conflict Management: Asia-Pacific Cases 145-151 (Fred E. Jandt & Paul B. Pedersen eds. 1996).

 
  J.

Harmonization of legal confidentiality rules in international commercial mediation – November 21

551 - 573
   

Jernej Sekolec & Michael B. Getty, The UMA and the UNCITRAL Model Rule: An Emerging Consensus on Mediation and Conciliation, 2003 Journal of Dispute Resolution 175 (2003).

 
   

For Reference:
Uniform Mediation Act with amendment for International Commercial Mediation.
UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation

 
     
VII.

Comparing Legal and Cultural Frameworks for Arbitration –

 
  A.

Domestic Approaches to Arbitration – Wednesday, December 3

575 - 595
   

Goldberg, Sander, Rogers, & Cole, Arbitration: The Process, in Dispute Resolution: Negotiation, Mediation, and Other Processes 209-18 (4th ed. 2003).

 
   

Jean R. Sternlight, Is the U.S. Out on a Limb? Comparing the U.S. Approach to Mandatory Consumer and Employment Arbitration to that of the Rest of the World, 56 U. Miami L. Rev. 831 (2002).

 
   

M. Scott Donahey, Seeking Harmony, Dispute Resolution Journal April 1995, at 74-78.

 
  B.

International Arbitration and Harmonization – Thursday December 4

597 - 627
   

Alan S. Rau, Edward F. Sherman, Scott R. Peppet, International Commercial Arbitration, in Processes of Dispute Resolution: The Role of Lawyers 626-33 (3d ed. 2002).

 
   

Christian Borris, The Reconciliation of Conflicts Between Common Law and Civil Law Principles in the Arbitration Process, in Conflicting Legal Cultures in Commercial Arbitration 1-18 (S. Frommel & B. Rider eds. 1999).

 
   

For reference:
Federal Arbitration Act
The New York Convention

 


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