Dr Rosemary Howell recognised for her work in mediation and dispute resolution | Law

Dr Rosemary Howell recognised for her work in mediation and dispute resolution

Congratulations to Dr Rosemary Howell who was recognised for her work in Mediation and Dispute Resolution at the Inaugural LEADR Practitioner Awards.

Rosemary Howell, who is a Visiting Professorial Fellow at UNSW Law, received the 'Award for Contribution to the Professional Development of others in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)'.

The LEADR award noted: 'It was Dr Rosemary Howell's (NSW) vision that is responsible for the development and introduction of the MDR at the University of New South Wales Law School …. No one puts in more time working with the next generation of lawyers to understand the difference between litigation and interest based approaches to ADR than Dr Rosemary Howell.'

Program convenor, Dr Lisa Toohey, congratulated Dr Howell on the award and thanked her for her enormous contribution in this area.

UNSW Law offers two postgraduate programs in Dispute Resolution. Lawyers can undertake the specialist stream in Dispute Resolution in the Master of Laws program and non-law graduates can undertake the Master of Dispute Resolution program.

The Master of Laws (Dispute Resolution) allows students to choose from a range of courses designed to develop skills in identifying the underlying theoretical and practical issues that shape and inform a range of dispute resolution processes, and to think creatively about approaches and solutions to them.

The Master of Dispute Resolution program includes two compulsory courses - 'Dispute Resolution' and 'Principled Negotiation' - providing non-lawyers the foundation to undertake the remaining courses in the program.

Both programs offer mediators who have undergone mediator training and been acccredited to the national standard by LEADR advanced standing of one course.

LEADR is the Association of Dispute Resolvers.