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Dispute Resolution, Peacemaking

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Tanenbaum Hall 145
Penn Law School
Sansom Street
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

COP Presents: Alternate Dispute Resolution through the Lens of Native American Peacemaking

Penn Law’s Center on Professionalism is honored to welcome Shawn Watts, the associate director of the Edson Queiroz Foundation Mediation Program at Columbia Law School.

A Citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Watts developed and teaches a course in Native American Peacemaking, which is a traditional indigenous form of dispute resolution. Through interactive exercises, Shawn will demonstrate to students how dispute resolution through mediation differs from resolution through the courts. Students will learn how Native American communities have developed peace-making processes and how students can begin to think about those approaches as they counsel clients involved in conflict and disputes. 

This session is part of “Penn Law Celebrates Native American Heritage Month.” All Penn community members are welcome! A delicious lunch will be served.

To register for this event, go to the Penn Law events page.

Other related events on November 7: Tribal Justice Film Screening at 6:30 pm at International House Philadelphia.