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Dispute Resolution Institute
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ADR Faculty at Hamline

Many members of the Hamline law faculty are engaged in ongoing research and publication in ADR.  They are leaders and active participants in ADR professional associations; many work as neutrals, locally and internationally. 

DRI Director James Coben has focused his energies on development of international ADR educational opportunities.  Professor Coben developed and directs the London, Rome, and Paris/Budapest study abroad programs.  He recently authored a successful proposal to the European Union and U.S. Department of Education to fund development of transnational ADR curriculum and promote transatlantic student mobility; he will serve as project director for the three-year effort, which also involves two American and three European university partners.  At Hamline, Professor Coben has pioneered a variety of innovative ADR clinical opportunities for law students, including mediation advocacy on behalf of clients in family law and employment cases.  In addition to his law school teaching and administrative responsibilities, Professor Coben is a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court's ADR Review Board, charged with regulating the performance of court-appointed neutrals.  His recent scholarship includes Gollum, Meet Sméagol:  A Schizophrenic Rumination on Mediator Values Beyond Self Determination and Neutrality, 5 Cardozo Journal Of Conflict Resolution 65 (Spring 2004), Intentional Conversations about Restorative Justice, Mediation and the Practice of Law, 25 Hamline Journal Of Public Law & Policy 235 (Spring 2004), co-authored with Penelope Harley, and Mediation Case Law:  2003 in Review, 15 World Arbitration & Mediation Report 163 (June 2004).  He has published numerous other ADR related articles and currently serves as the domestic mediation editor for the World Arbitration & Mediation Report and previously served as ethics columnist and editorial board member for the Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment (CCH Inc.).  Professor Coben has made over 100 presentations on ADR topics at conferences and continuing education events in the U.S. and abroad.  He is a former Chair of the ADR Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).  For two consecutive years, he co-chaired the annual Legal Educator's Colloquium sponsored by AALS and the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association (ABA).  He also is Chair of the ABA’s Lawyer as Problem-Solver Committee, and a member of the ABA ADR section's Ethics Committee. 
DRI Postgraduate Fellow Salvador Panga, Jr.
Panga obtained his BA and LL.B. degrees from the University of the Philippines.  While in law school, he was a member of the editorial board of the law review.  After graduating in 1989, he worked with a leading litigation firm in Manila, becoming a senior partner in 1995.  In 1997, he left the firm to join the PABLAW law offices, a firm specializing in arbitration and e-commerce.  In 2001, Panga obtained his LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and shortly after proceeded to Paris to do an internship at the International Court of Arbitration.  After completing the internship, he returned to active practice in Manila, and became managing partner of PABLAW.  In 2002, he was elected secretary-general of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, which is the commercial arbitratiom center of the Philippines.  Recently, Panga was admitted as an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  In addition, Panga is the program director of a policy think-tank, called the Cyberspace Policy Center for Asia-Pacific, which focuses on the role of government in responding to the impact of rapid technological change upon the economy, private businesses, and society.  Panga's research interests include online dispute resolution and international commercial arbitration.  As the ADR field in the Philippines is still relatively new, Panga hopes that assisting in the development, implementation, and promotion of Hamline's international and domestic ADR programs will give him the essential training necessary to assist or establish similar programs encouraging the use of ADR in his country.


DRI Senior Fellows

Director of graduate and undergraduate conflict studies Kenneth Fox has worked extensively exploring and applying alternative frameworks to conflict analysis and response. Professor Fox has designed conflict intervention programs for regulated industry, organizations, communities and universities. He has led a national Workers Compensation ADR training program and continues to serve on the national team that introduced and supports transformative mediation for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints in the U.S. Postal Service nation-wide.  In the professional field, Professor Fox is an associate of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation at Hofstra Law School, is past president of the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), former chair of an ACR International workgroup on advanced mediation practitioner qualifications and incoming ethics chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section.  Internationally, Professor Fox has taken American students to study social conflict in Northern Ireland, has worked with American undergraduate and graduate students and British mediators to apply relational mediation principles to community and school conflict in England and has taught American law students in Italy.  He recently returned from Latvia on a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant where he taught mediation and conflict theory to LL.M. students from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.   He currently is part of several ongoing State Department funded (Wye River and Fulbright) projects between Hamline University and Palestinian and Israeli educators to develop civic education, tolerance, and conflict transformation curricula for middle and high schools in Israel and the Palestinian territories. 
Professor David Larson has over 40 legal publications and has made more than 120 professional presentations in Sweden, Ireland, Austria, China, Australia, England, and throughout the United States. He has served as an arbitrator for the Omaha Tribe, was a Hearing Examiner for the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, and was the founder and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment (CCH Inc.). Professor Larson currently serves as an arbitrator for the National Arbitration Forum.  His article entitled Online Dispute Resolution: Do You Know Where Your Children Are? was published in the July 2003 issue of the Harvard University Negotiation Journal. He also authored two reviews of new online dispute resolution books that were published in the January 2004 Negotiation Journal.  In 2002, he was one of the organizers for the first International Competition for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR), which that year was a negotiation competition. In 2003, he helped organize three international online competitions for negotiation, arbitration, and mediation and law schools from twelve different countries participated. The Hamline University Law School team that Professor Larson coached was awarded second place in the 2004 ICODR Arbitration Competition. Professor Larson has been a committee vice-chair for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and has served on the ABA E-Commerce and ADR Task Force.
   Professor Bobbi McAdoo has taught at the law school since 1984 and founded and directed the Dispute Resolution Institute from 1991 to 1998. From 1998 to 2001, Professor McAdoo was professor and director of the new LL.M. in Dispute Resolution degree program at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Professor McAdoo has worked with state courts institutionalizing ADR, and has written and lectured widely about mediation and her research on lawyer expectations in court-annexed mediation programs. Professor McAdoo currently serves on national ADR panels and commissions including the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution CLE board, the AAA Center for Global Research Academic Advisory Committee, and the Steering Committee of the Hewlett-sponsored Theory-to-Practice Project. She was co-chair of the first Legal Educator's Colloquium sponsored by AALS and the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA, and she also is a past chair of the AALS Dispute Resolution Section. Consistent with her interest in evaluation, her current teaching includes an innovative research course for international LL.M. students to accomplish research and evaluation projects in the ADR field.  During the 2003-2004 school year, Professor McAdoo focused her own empirical research efforts on an analysis of data collected from all of Minnesota’s state court judges. Another key activity for Professor McAdoo this year was work on a book chapter on Court-Connected General Civil ADR Programs (co-authored with Nancy Welsh) to be published by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution under a grant from the JAMS Foundation. Her article, Institutionalization: What do Empirical Studies Tell Us About Court Mediation (co-authored with Nancy Welsh and Roselle Wissler) was selected as one of the best articles published by the ABA in 2003, and published in the ABA publication GPSOLO in March, 2004.
Giuseppe De Palo is co-founder of ADR Center, Italy's first and largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution and conflict management services, with headquarters in Rome. A specialist in international business transactions, since 1995 Professor De Palo has been lecturing on negotiation techniques and alternative dispute resolution at a number of universities, governmental agencies, and multinational corporations in Europe, the United States, Latin America, and Asia. Currently, he also teaches "Theory and Practice of International Negotiation" at the University of Rome "La Sapienza".
     Professor De Palo is a member of the CPR "International Panel of Distinguished Neutrals" and the sole European on the CPR training faculty. He also is an International Fellow of the Conflict Management Group in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a member of the ten-person drafting committee of experts assisting the Brussels-based European Commission in preparing the European Code of Conduct for Mediators.
     In addition, Professor De Palo is the European project leader of the program "Developing Transnational Curricula in Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, and Dispute Systems Design", a six-university transatlantic consortium led by Hamline University School of Law and the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and co-financed by the EC Commission Directorate General for Education and Culture, and the Department of Education of the US Government (2003-2005).
Anil Xavier is president of the Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation (IIAM), an organization established in 2001 to promote the amicable and fair settlement of disputes using international and domestic commercial arbitration, mediation, and conciliation pursuant to the Indian Arbitration Conciliation Act of 1996.  IIAM maintains a panel of arbitrators and mediators and regularly conducts ADR training programs and provides accreditation for neutrals.  IIAM is Hamline's joint venture partner in the new Tri-Continental LL.M. Program for Indian lawyers.  Xavier also is a founding member and member of the rules committee of the Mediators Council of India, recently formed for the purpose of regulating the conduct and ethics of accredited mediators in India.  He has been a practicing lawyer with High Court of Kerala since 1991, regularly serves as an arbitrator and mediator, and is a senior partner with Associated Chambers, a firm based in his home city of Cochin.


Other Hamline Faculty

Professor Larry Bakken has published widely on ADR topics and is well recognized as an authority on public sector dispute resolution.  He puts that experience into practice on a regular basis facilitating public sector conflicts.  Professor Bakken spent fourteen years as a council member and mayor addressing public conflict management issues, encouraging public participation, and resolving public conflicts.  He has been a consultant to the Minnesota House of Representatives, the Administrative Conference of the United States, and the Minnesota Private College Council.  He has been a Fulbright Scholar teaching and lecturing on public conflict management in Lithuania and Latvia.  Professor Bakken helped design, and continues to teach courses in the conflict resolution concentration now offered to Hamline graduate students in its management, public administration, and non-profit management Masters degree programs. He also directs the law school’s summer study abroad program in Norway, which focuses on comparative law and government, and includes a course in diplomatic negotiation.  Professor Bakken has taught and lectured on public conflict topics in Canada, China, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Italy, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.  He works as an arbitrator and also remains active in local community-based mediation efforts.  Professor Bakken is the director of the LL.M. for International Lawyers Program.
Professor David Cobin directs the Program on Conflict Resolution From Religious Traditions, a January Term study abroad program jointly sponsored by Hebrew University in Israel.  Professor Cobin teaches Civil Procedure and Constitutional Law. His areas of specialization include his seminars in Jewish law and American slavery and the law.  In all his teaching endeavors, Professor Cobin strives to assist attorneys to study the laws of different cultures so they can learn that law reflects not only social mores, but also religious and ethical issues of societies and their peoples.  He has written for several encyclopedias including the American National Biography, the Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery and the Macmillan Encyclopedia of World Slavery.  Professor Cobin has studied Jewish law in Jerusalem and was former director of the lawyering skills program. He served as membership secretary of the International Jewish Law Association and Chair of the Association of American Law Schools section on Jewish Law. He is working on a casebook on American Slavery and the Law, and Four Rabbis and Their Views About Slavery.
Professor Joseph Daly, the Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Distinguished Professor of Litigation Skills and International Dispute Resolution, has written extensively on ADR topics and is known for his work as an arbitrator, within a number of states, nationally for the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and internationally for the American Arbitration Association.  The Bureau of National Affairs publishes many of his arbitral decisions.  Professor Daly is the Chair of the International Initiative, which expands DRI’s reach to the Pacific Rim by sponsoring conferences, faculty exchanges, and joint venture ADR programming.  In 2002 Professor Daly was chosen as a Fulbright Scholar and taught courses at the University of Montevideo, Uruguay.  He returned to Uruguay in 2003 for additional ADR teaching and also was a visiting scholar at the University of Queensland, Australia.  In addition, he traveled to London to act as a judge for the United Kingdom Jessup Moot Court Finals.  Here at Hamline, Professor Daly coaches the law school's Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court team.  In 2003 Professor Daly was chosen as a “Super Lawyer:  ADR” by the Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics for the ninth year in a row.  He was also chosen as a “Leading American Lawyer” by peers across the country.
  Associate Professor William Martin is a leading authority on labor arbitration and regularly arbitrates labor cases for the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services.  He specializes in public employee labor disputes, including grievance and interest arbitrations.  Professor Martin is a frequent lecturer in continuing legal education programs, including providing the annual case law updates on labor arbitration and public sector labor and employment law for the Minnesota Institute on Legal Education.  He also currently serves as the commissioner's representative on the Minnesota Rehabilitation Review Panel.  Professor Martin joined the faculty after five years at Dorsey & Whitney, where he specialized in labor law and civil litigation.  He has been on the executive committee of the Labor Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools.
Associate Professor Marilynne Roberts teaches Arbitration and Negotiation and supervises the ADR Clinic. She is a frequent lecturer at the DRI’s summer courses and was recently appointed as a mediator by the United States Federal District Court. In addition to ADR courses, she also teaches Environmental Law and Ecology, Law of Air and Water Quality, Lawyering Skills, Mediation Skills, and Torts I and II, as well as seminars in Environmental Law.  Before coming to Hamline, Roberts was assistant director of the University of Minnesota Student Legal Service, and practiced law in the areas of corporate, tax and labor law. She serves as a mediator, arbitrator, and Hearing Review Officer for the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning. She has served as a hearing examiner for a federal court Consent Decree race discrimination case, and as a referee for the Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust.  Professor Roberts has published and lectured frequently on acid rain and other environmental issues. In 1986 she represented a coalition of environmental groups in litigating the first acid deposition standard in the United States. She has served as chair of the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and the Minnesota State Bar association committee of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.
Professor Peter Thompson regularly serves as a mediator and arbitrator and frequently writes on ADR themes, including Enforcing Rights Generated in Court Connected Mediation – Tension Between the Aspirations of a Private Facilitative Process and the Reality of Public Adversarial Justice, 19 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 509 (2004).  Professor Thompson currently serves as the Hamline university ombudsman.  He has been a consultant and special master to the U.S. District Court in numerous cases, including the Reserve Mining environmental law case and the Consolidated Dalkon Shield and Searle Copper Seven IUD cases. His expertise in the areas of evidence and criminal law is reflected in his published works and research. Thompson has written a major treatise, Minnesota Practice: Evidence, has co-authored books on class action suits and courtroom practice, and has done extensive research on the role and function of the jury.  Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Thompson was the reporter for the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee for Uniform Rules of Evidence. He was a law clerk for two federal district court judges and a faculty member William Mitchell College of Law.

Professor Howard Vogel is known for not only teaching the principles of law, but also for helping students learn how to think seriously about their vocational identity as lawyers. He teaches Restorative Justice: Practices & Principles in Dispute Resolution for Social Healing, as well as Constitutional Law, International Human Rights Law, and a seminar entitled From Rules to Ethics: Identity & Responsibility in the Professions, that explores the lawyer’s vocational identity and the problem of hope in the practice of law.  Professor Vogel’s teaching and research is located at the intersection of law, religion and ethics and focuses on the possibilities of law to serve the common good in a diverse social and cultural context.  Since 1994, much of his research and scholarship have been devoted to exploring the potential of restorative approaches, including reparations and forgiveness, for resolution of cultural conflict.

Professor Vogel’s current research and writing is devoted to a project entitled Wo-o-hoda in Minisota Makoce: Taking Respect Seriously in the Encounter with the Sacred as an Act of Hope for a Shared Future in the Land where the Waters Reflect the Skies.  This project involves a study of collaborative efforts by the Indigenous Peoples and the Descendants of Immigrants in the State of Minnesota to pursue the possibilities of true partnership in recovering the past on the road to justice and reconciliation in order to transcend the traumatic history of the 19th century, and especially the disastrous legacy of the Dakota-U.S. War of 1862.  One aspect of this work involves the study of disputes over the protection of Native American sacred sites on public land and private land, and the use of restorative dialogue, as practiced in the various forms of Restorative Justice, as a means for securing reconciliation in the American Republic.  Reports on this work are posted and periodically on the internet at www.hamline.edu/law/sacredsites

For over twenty years he has been an active member of the Society of Christian Ethics and is co-founder of the Restorative Justice Interest Group of the Society.  Professor Vogel also serves as the director of the Hamline Law School project on Reflecting on Law as a Vocation. Since 1989 he has served as one of the editors of the Journal of Law and Religion




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