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 distinguished ADR scholars have participated in past programs, including Tulane's former Dean, Ed Sherman, who started the program in 1999 and has been a part of the faculty for five of the programs.
We are pleased that Professor Sharon B. Press has agreed to join the Faculty as our Distinguished ADR Scholar for 2013. Professor Press, Director of the Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University Law School, is a very prominent and experienced mediator and recipient of numerous professional awards in the U.S. She is author of Mediation Theory and Practice (with J. Alfini, J. Sternlight and J. Stulberg) and serves on the ABA Dispute Resolution Legal Education Committee. Professor Press has also done international work in Haiti, Argentina, Uruguay, Hungary, Jordan, and the Carribbean.
The program's previous Distinguished ADR Scholars include Ed Sherman (1999-2001, 2004, 2009 and 2011), Alan Rau (2002), Len Riskin (2003), Kim Kovach and Eric Galton (2004), Lela Love (2005 and 2011), Phil Harter (2005), Nadja Alexander (2006), Sidney Stahl (2007 and 2012), Woody Mosten (2008), and Nancy Welsh (2010). The program's principal faculty members are listed below.
Dr. Horst Eidenmüller, LL.M., Cambridge University
Horst Eidenmeuller is one of the internationally leading scholars on Alternative Dispute Resolution and is a law professor at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. He is a former scholar of the Project on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. He is one of the most prominent mediators and arbitrators in Germany. Professor Eidenmeuller is a recent recipient of the German equivalent to the McArthur Prize in the U.S.
Jörg Fedtke, A. N. Yiannopoulos Professor in International and Comparative Law; Co-Director of the Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law, Tulane Law School
Before joining Tulane in January 2009, he 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.
Dr. Andreas Nelle, M.P.A., Harvard University
Andreas Nelle is a partner in one of the premier Berlin law firms and has been an adjunct Professor of Law at Humboldt for many years. He is the author of a book on the Duty to Renegotiate. Dr. Nelle and Professor Eidenmeuller
developed a negotiation education program that is widely used in Germany to train attorneys and law students, and they have been recognized for their excellence in teaching negotiation and mediation. Their treatise on negotiation was recently published in Germany.
Dr. Constantin Olbrisch, Lawyer and Mediator
Constantin Olbrisch is an attorney and a partner in a Berlin law firm specializing in mediation. His practice focuses on mediation and counseling activities in intra-company matters, especially for private and public organizations in collective labor law and foundation systems. He is a member of the Forum for Negotiation and Mediation at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). From 1999-2001, he was a research assistant at the Institute for International Law at the University of Rostock. Since 2001, he has been teaching transaction management, mediation and leadership, etc. for the Hertie School of Governance, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Rostock, the Kammergerict (State Court) of Berlin, the Brandenburg Higher Regional Court, the Judicial Academy in Brandenburg, the Ministries of Justice of Berlin and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, as well as numerous other organizations and private companies. Co-author of the textbook "Mediation, Conciliation, Negotiation Management - Forms of Consensual Dispute Resolution" (Alpmann and Schmidt 2005). He is a full-time mediator and a lecturer on the topics of mediation and negotiation.
William R. Pitts, J.D., Tulane Law School
Bill Pitts has been a trial lawyer, mediator and arbitrator in New Orleans for many years and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been an adjunct and visiting Professor of Law at the Tulane Law School and Ohio State University College of Law for 30 years. Professor Pitts was designated by Tulane Law School as its Distinguished ADR Scholar in 2010. He has been engaged in a private dispute resolution practice for the past 19 years and has mediated and arbitrated more than 2500 cases. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
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 the Humboldt Law Faculty teaching various ADR courses. Professor Schmidt is the director of a Humboldt institute focusing primarily on ADR in private law, mediation and international arbitration.
Additional faculty members from the U.S., Australia, Germany and other European countries will assist in teaching the course and present the afternoon lectures on arbitration and various ADR topics.
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