Being a successful dispute resolution professional requires much more than being a good arbitrator, litigator or mediator. A holistic, or better integrated, approach which allows to determine goals, available options and ways to get there as well as to assess chances and costs to achieve goals is merited and expected. Such integrated approach calls for a sound understanding of the various dispute management and resolution methods, a broad skill set, ranging from advocacy, communication and negotiation sills to people and project management skills as well as an overview of modern analytical and decision making tools.
The ELSA Dispute Resolution Summer School of which I am the Academic Program Director is the first program of its kind which provides an introduction to a modern integrated approach to dispute resolution. This one week course has been designed to training new generation of dispute resolution professionals who meet the needs and expectations of those in need of dispute resolution services. In this program, dispute resolution professionals from different trades and jurisdictions will be familiarized with the theoretical foundations of various dispute resolution methods, the importance of neighboring disciplines, such as psychology, and the concept of Integrated Dispute Management. Practical training in core dispute resolutions skills, such as negotiation and oral as well as written advocacy, form an essential part of the program.
In the 2023 edition of the ELSA Dispute Resolution Program I will be teaching workshops on “Integrated Dispute Management”, “Psychology in Dispute Resolution” and “Advocacy Skills”.
The European Law Students’ Association VIENNA
ELSA DISPUTE RESOLUTION SUMMER LAW SCHOOL 2023
2 – 9 July 2023
For a detailed overview of the program please see here: