by Kathy Douglas*
This article reports on research that gathered data relating to the teaching of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in law schools in two States of Australia: Victoria and Queensland. Through semi-structured interviews and questionnaires, a number of themes were identified including the importance of preparing future lawyers for non-adversarial practice through ADR. The author argues that a national forum of ADR teaching is required to promote a community of practice in the teaching of ADR in law schools.
The full article can be accessed here: The teaching of ADR in Australian law schools: Promoting non-adversarial practice in law (2011) 22 ADRJ 49.
*Senior Lecturer, RMIT University.