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The Dispute Resolution Centre was established in 1989 and has a national reputation in training, teaching, research and mediation practice. It is based in the Faculty of Law and has an inter-disciplinary focus.

The aims and objectives of the Centre are:

  • To promote a better understanding of the need for, dynamics of and advantages of consensus-oriented procedures of dispute resolution.
  • To develop modules in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in the Law School programs.
  • To provide training in dispute resolution methods for lawyers and other professionals involved in this field.
  • To encourage and facilitate research and publications in the different areas of dispute resolution.
  • To provide an umbrella organisation for individuals and bodies involved in this field.


Professor Laurence Boulle
Senior Teaching Fellow Leisha Browning
Adjunct Senior Teaching Fellow Laura-Leigh Cameron-Dow
Senior Teaching Fellow Eric Engwirda
Senior Teaching Fellow Kylie Fletcher-Johnson
Assistant Professor Umair Ghori
Adjunct Associate Professor Tina Hunter
Assistant Professor Linda Kochanski
Emma Petherick
Clinical Associate Professor Libby Taylor
Adjunct Professor John Wade
Associate Professor Bobette Wolski

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