The Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law will host the Eleventh Annual Spring Symposium on Dispute Resolution on April 29, 2011 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm in the Jeffers Courtroom. The featured keynote speaker is Robert M. O’Neil, former President of the University of Virginia and Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Law.
The symposium, hosted by The Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the UT School of Law—will also feature eleven UT graduate and law students presenting research on various dispute resolution topics. The student presentations and the keynote address are free and open to the public.
O’Neil will give the symposium’s keynote address, “Forging Paths in Dispute Resolution- A Lifelong Fascination,” in the Jeffers Courtroom at 11:15 a.m. The address will be followed by a panel presentation featuring Prof. H.W. Perry– Associate Professor of Law and Government, Prof. Madeline Maxwell– Communication Studies, and Melissa Biggs-Coupal- Difficult Dialogues program coordinator.
Graduate students from the Cockrell School of Engineering, LBJ School of Public Affairs, and the School of Law will present their research on topics including plea bargaining in the war against Al-Qaeda, the Catholic Church’s influence on labor arbitration, and child protection mediation in the Jeffers Courtroom and classroom TNH 3.142 from 8:35-10:50 a.m. and 1:45-3:30 p.m.
For more information on the event you may contact Mary Gaski, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, at firstname.lastname@example.org.