The October Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Managing the paper: Taming the Leviathan” – Hon Justice Peter Vickery; “Reflections on ADR, judging and non-adversarial justice: Parallels and future developments” – Michael S King; “To dream the impossible dream? Therapeutic jurisprudence in mainstream courts” – Pauline Spencer; and “Antisocial personality disorder and therapeutic justice court programs” – Andrew Cannon, Rebekah Doley, Claire Ferguson and Nathan Brooks.
The August issue of ADRJ is a special edition dedicated to examining the teaching of ADR in universities and the promotion of students’ well-being. The articles all originated from RMIT’s Forum, ADR in Legal Education and Promoting Student Well-being, held on 20-12 February 2012 at RMIT University in Melbourne. Some of the articles included are: “The importance of understanding different generations of ADR practice for legal education” – Kathy Douglas; “Non-adversarial justice and the three apprenticeships of law” – Dr Becky Batagol and Ross Hyams; “Law student psychological distress, ADR and sweet-minded, sweet-eyed hope: – Rachael Field and James Duffy; and “Humanising legal education: Lessons from ADR” – Susan Douglas, plus much more!
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 ...more