Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professor Ellen Waldman will be a highlighted speaker at LEADR Association of Dispute Resolvers Congress 2011 in Brisbane, Australia on September 7-9, 2011. The LEADR Congress is a major Pacific Rim conference that allows participants to engage in and discuss ideas pertaining to mediation in the legal profession.
Professor Waldman will be leading an interactive discussion “Mediation Ethics: A pluralistic account” which will highlight problems mediators encounter when they have different values.
She will also present at a plenary session “Impartiality and Outcomes: What if the tie is not to the party, but to the subject matter in dispute?” in which she will discuss whether impartiality is something that mediators can achieve when striving towards fair outcomes for their clients.
“I’m delighted to be asked to be one of two international speakers brought in for the bi-annual conference and excited to learn more about how mediation is developing in the Pacific Rim,” Professor Waldman said.
Professor Waldman, who has been a member of TJSL’s faculty since 1992, founded and supervises the school’s mediation program which affords students an opportunity to mediate disputes in small claims court. Courses she teaches include Mediation Ethics and Advanced Mediation.