Julien Lamothe recently attended the 19th Annual International Summer School on Alternative Dispute Resolution at Humboldt University Law School in Berlin. Julien is our law clerk and is a 3rd year law student at Tulane University.
This Berlin Program is a joint venture between Tulane Law School and the Institut fur Anwaltsrecht of Humboldt University. Sixty American and Canadian students are admitted through Tulane and 60 international students are admitted through Humboldt. This allows U.S. and Canadian students to experience mediation in an international setting with students from all over the world.
The two-week Program focuses on the cutting edge of alternative dispute resolution in a cross-cultural setting. Each workshop group is diversified to contain as many nationalities as possible, creating an international experience like no other program of its kind.
The lectures and small group sessions provide training in both the theory and basic skills of negotiation and mediation. One major objective is to develop negotiation and mediation skills in cross-cultural transactions involving participants of different nationalities and diverging expectations.