Tulane brings three U.S. faculty members to complement the distinguished German professors and practitioners provided by Humboldt. The program invites distinguished ADR scholars and practitioners to teach at the program. A number of extraordinary ADR scholars have participated in past programs, including Tulane's former Dean Ed Sherman, who launched the Program in 1999 and has been a part of the faculty for many years.
We are pleased that Professor Lela Love has agreed to again join the Faculty as our Distinguished ADR Practitioner. Professor Love is a professor of law at the Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University, where she directs the Kukin Institute for Conflict Resolution. She previously served as the Berlin program's distinguished ADR scholar in 2005 and 2011.
The Program's previous Distinguished ADR Practitioners include Ed Sherman (1999-2001, 2004, 2009, 2011 and 2015), Alan Rau (2002), Len Riskin (2003), Kim Kovach and Eric Galton (2004), Phil Harter (2005), Nadja Alexander (2006), Woody Mosten (2008), Nancy Welsh (2010), Sharon Press (2013), and Bobby Harges (2014). The Program's principal faculty members are listed below.
Jörg Fedtke, Dr iuris, University of Hamburg
Before joining Tulane in January 2009, Jörg Fedtke was Professor of Comparative Law and Director of the Institute of Global Law at University College London. Professor Fedtke’s main research interests are constitutional law, torts, comparative methodology, and the European Union. He has provided advice on federalism, judicial review and human rights protection to members of the Iraqi National Assembly and has on a number of occasions served as a legal expert for UN- and EU-funded projects on various aspects of constitutionalism in the Arab region. Professor Fedtke has also been involved in collaborative research for the European Commission and the French Cour de cassation, and has given expert evidence to the UK House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution. He has on a number of occasions mediated political conflicts in the Middle Eas
Karl-Michael Schmidt, Lecturer, Humboldt University
Karl-Michael Schmidt is one of the co-founders of the Berlin program and has been the Humboldt Program Director since 1999. He is a lecturer at Humboldt Law School and teaches various ADR courses there. Professor Schmidt is director of the Institut für Anwaltsrecht at Humbold, an institute which focuses primarily on ADR in private law, mediation, and international arbitration.
Lela Love, J.D. (Georgetown)
Lela Porter Love is a professor of law and director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (NYC). She founded (in 1985) and directs Cardozo's Mediation Clinic, which was among the first clinical programs in the country to train law students to serve as mediators. Professor Love serves as mediator, arbitrator and dispute resolution consultant in community, employment, family, human rights, school-based and commercial cases. Her mediation of a public policy dispute in Glen Cove, NY, brought widespread publicity to the use of mediation in resolving complex litigation.
Professor Love is Past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. In her chair year she initiated the first International Mediation Leadership Summit in the Hague. She also is a member of the NYS Unified Court System Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee. She has written widely on the topic of dispute resolution, including co-authoring three law school textbooks, and mediated a simulated product liability dispute that was broadcast numerous times by COURT TV. Her latest book, co-authored with Joseph Stulberg, is The Middle Voice: Mediating Conflict Successfully.
Prof. Dr. Moti (Mordehai) Mironi
Professor Moti Mironi is a mediator, arbitrator and full time academic. Moti Mironi is a Professor of Law at Haifa University and an Adjunct Professor of Law at IDC. Formerly he was a faculty member at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and Visiting Professor at Cornell, USC, the University of Alberta and Humboldt University Faculty of Law as well as Visiting Researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (Berlin).
Prof. Mironi’s areas of teaching and research include mediation, negotiation, A.D.R., arbitration and labor and employment law. He has published broadly in these fields. Currently he is conducting a large scale comparative „law in action“ research regarding strikes in essential services in fourteen countries funded by the GIF.
Professor Mironi has been involved as a mediator and arbitrator in many international business and sport disputes as well as in major business and nationwide labor and public policy disputes, domesticaly. Among them: a dispute between war widows and the parents of the fallen soldiers, two nationwide doctors strikes in 2000 and in 2011 and the protracted land dispute between the Bedouins tribes (indigenous people) and the Israeli government.
Prof. Mironi serves on the mediation panel of CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport), WIPO, Panel of Distinguished Mediators of the Center for Mediation and Law, Milan Chamber of Commerce, OSCE Mediation and Dialogue Expert Roster and on the arbitration roster of El Al Airlines.
Prof. Mironi was the first president of the Israel’s Mediators Association and served as a co-chair of the Israel Bar Association’s ADR Forum. Presently he serves on the Executive Committee of the IMI Taskforce on Mixed Mode Processes of Dispute Resolution and as a Sustaining Academic Member of the C.P.R. Institute for Dispute Resolution as well as a member of the Labor Law Group.
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