ARCHIE ZARISKI

RESUME


PERSONAL:

Born at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
Citizenship: Canadian and Australian 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

1970 Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada 
1971 Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Alberta Faculty of Law, Edmonton, Canada 
1991 Master of Laws (LLM) Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada 
1995 Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (Grad Dip HEd), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Law Society of Alberta

ADR Institute of Canada

ADR Institute of Alberta

Foundation of Administrative Justice

Resolution Institute of Australia (NMAS)

Honorary Life Member, Western Australian Branch, International Commission of Jurists

LEGAL PRACTICE HISTORY:

1974 Sole Practitioner, Edmonton 
1975 Legal adviser to the Superintendent of Insurance and Real Estate, Government of Alberta 
1976-1978 Associate, law firm of Mousseau, Margolis, Edmonton 
1979-1980 Partner, law firm of Scott, Zariski, Kramer and Stromsmoe, Edmonton 
1981-1986 Partner, law firm of Zariski, Kramer, Kosak, Edmonton 
1987-1989 Partner, law firm of Chapman Finlay, Edmonton 

ACADEMIC HISTORY:

Instructor, Estonian Business School (Tallinn, Estonia) 1990 - Introduction to Commercial Law in Common Law Jurisdictions and Introduction to Public Law of International Trade 

Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Murdoch University School of Law, 1991- 2005

Law and Legal Studies courses designed and taught: Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, Mediation, Evidence, Civil Procedure, Law and Economics, Legal Writing, Legal Practice and Transactions

Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, 2006, 2007, 2014

Courses taught: Interviewing and Counseling and Dispute Resolution

Founding Editor, E Law – Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law 1993-2005

Professor, Legal Studies, and Co-Director, Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Legislative Drafting; Athabasca University, 2008-

MEDIATION TRAINING AND PRACTICE:

LEADR Mediation Workshop, May 6-9, 1998, Adelaide, South Australia

University of Windsor ADR Workshop, December 15-18, 1998, Toronto, Ontario

LEADR Mediation Refresher Course, August 15, 1999, Perth, Western Australia

Mediator, Citizens Advice Bureau, Perth, Western Australia, 1998 – 2005

Accredited Mediator, Supreme Court of Western Australia, 1998 – 2005

Mediator Coach, LEADR and Trillium Group Workshops, Perth, Western Australia, 2000 - 2005

Mediator Trainer, IAMA Practitioner's Certificate in Mediation and Conciliation, Perth, Western Australia, 2004-2014

Mediator and Conciliator, High Clouds Incorporated, Edmonton, Alberta, 2005 -

Volunteer Mediator, Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre of Edmonton

See Archie Zariski’s Conflict and Dispute Resolution Links (http://www3.telus.net/zariski/adrbook.htm)

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:

Instructor, Interpreting Legislation and Evidence, Foundation of Administrative Justice, 2005-present

Presiding Officer, City of Edmonton Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, 2006-2011

Course Coordinator, LGST 331 Administrative Law, Athabasca University, 2008-present

PUBLICATIONS:

Thesis

"The Dispute Over Dispute Resolution: A Study in the Dialectic of Law and Economics" (LL.M. Thesis, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Ontario); 

Refereed Journals

"Roll Over Socrates: Reflections on the Conference of Clinical Legal Education", Journal of Professional Legal Education, vol 9, 149 (1991) (pp 6).

Review of Marlene Le Brun and Richard Johnstone, The Quiet (R)evolution: Improving Student Learning in Law, (Sydney: Law Book Company, 1994) in Journal of Legal Education, vol 45, no 2 (June 1995), 309. 

"The Truth in Judging: Testimony", Alternative Law Journal, vol 21, no 1 (February 1996), 24, (pp 4) 

"Never Ending, Still Beginning: A Defence of Electronic Law Journals from the Perspective of the E Law Experience" First Monday, vol 2, no 6 (June 1997), (np) 

" Lawyers and Dispute Resolution: What Do They Think And Know (And Think They Know)? - Finding Out Through Survey Research ", E Law - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, Vol 4, No 2 (June 1997). 

"Virtual Words and the Fate of Law", Journal of Information, Law and Technology, 1998 (1). 

"Disputing Culture: Lawyers and ADR", E Law - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, Vol 7, No 2 (June 2000)

"Law Clinics and the Promotion of Public Interest Lawyering", Law in Context, Vol 19 (2001), 65 (with Dr Irene Styles).

"Teaching Legal Ethics Online: Pervasive or Evasive?", Legal Education Review, Vol 12 (2001), 131.

"Is There a Fit Between Pedagogy and Technology in Online Learning", with Dr Dorit Maor, in Bunker and O'Sullivan, eds, Partners in Learning(2003), Professional Development and Learning Development Services, Edith Cowan University.

"Looking At You Looking At Me Looking At You: Learning Through Reflection In A Law School Clinic", with Mary Anne Kenny and Irene Styles, E Law - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, Vol 11 No 1 (March 2004).

"A Theory Matrix for Mediators", Negotiation Journal, Vol 26 No 2 pp.203-235 (April 2010).

"Producing Legislative Counsel: Ways and Means", with Dale Dewhurst and Lionel Levert Q.C., Statute Law Review, Vol 33 pp.339-353 (2012).

"Open Educational Resources for Professionals: A New Era in the Training and Development of Legislative Counsel", with Dale Dewhurst and John Mark Keyes, Journal of Distance Education, Vol 27, No. 2, pp.1-15,(2013).

"Senti Alteram Partem: Rights, Interests, Passions, and Emotions in Judicial Mediation"(excerpt), Journal of Arbitration and Mediation / Revue d'arbitrage et de médiation, Vol 4, No. 2, pp.1-20, (2014).

"The Pros, Cons, and Maybes of Telephone Mediation: A Conversation about the 'Fourth Party'", with Helen Shurven, Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol 26, pp.146-155, (2015).

"Sympathy and Empathy in Therapeutic Jurisprudence from a Psychoanalytic Perspective: From Freud to Posner and Beyond", International Journal of Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Vol 1 Issue 1, pp.291-312 (2016).

"Judicial Dispute Resolution in Canada: Towards Accessible Dispute Resolution", Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, Vol 35, pp. 433-462 (2018).

"The Multi-Door Courthouse at Middle Age: Life in Canada", Civil Justice Quarterly, Vol 38(1), pp.44-60 (2019).

Books and Chapters

"Taking 'Bleak House' to 'Great Expectations': Introducing Innovation into a Conservative Environment" (with Gary Davis); in Latchem and Herrmann, ed, Higher Education Teaching and Learning - The Challenge, Perth: Curtin University of Technology, 1992, 89 (pp 7)

"Learning Through Teamwork in a School of Law", (with Gary Davis); in Latchem and Herrmann, ed, Sharing Quality Practice, Perth: Curtin University of Technology, 1993, 199 (pp 10) 

Evidence and Procedure in a Federation, editor and author of Preface; Sydney: Law Book Company, 1993 (pp xxv, 231) 

"Student Peer Assessment in Tertiary Education: Promise, Perils and Practice", in Abbott and Willcoxson, ed, Teaching and Learning Within and Across Disciplines, Perth: Murdoch University, 1996, 189 (pp 12) 

"Lessons for Teaching Using Group Work from a Survey of Law Students", in Pospisil and Willcoxson, ed, Learning Through Teaching, Perth: Murdoch University, 1997, 361 (pp 7) 

"Positive and Negative Impacts of Groupwork from the Student Perspective" (PDF format), in Advancing International Perspectives, proceedings of the 1997 International Conference of the Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia. 

"Judicial Dispute Resolution – A Global Approach", with Tania Sourdin, in Global Legal Issues 2012, Korea Legislation Research Institute, Seoul: 2012.

The Multi-Tasking Judge: Comparative Judicial Dispute Resolution, Edited and with an Introduction by Tania Sourdin and Archie Zariski, Sydney: Thomson Reuters, 2013.

"Understanding Judges’ Responses to Judicial Dispute Resolution: A Framework for Comparison", in The Multi-Tasking Judge, Tania Sourdin and Archie Zariski Eds., Sydney: Thomson Reuters, 2013.

"Settlement Judges East and West: A Comparison of Judicial Settlement Activity in China and Canada", with Shi Chang-qing, in The Multi-Tasking Judge, Tania Sourdin and Archie Zariski Eds., Sydney: Thomson Reuters, 2013.

Legal Literacy: An Introduction to Legal Studies, Athabasca: Athabasca University Press, 2014.

The Responsive Judge: International Perspectives, Edited and with an Introduction by Tania Sourdin and Archie Zariski, Dordrecht: Springer, 2018.

"Inside Out or Outside In?: Judges’ Relations with the Public in Canada and China" with Shi Changqing, in The Responsive Judge: International Perspectives, Tania Sourdin and Archie Zariski, eds., Dordrecht: Springer, 2028.

"Mansfield, Atkin, Weinstein: Three Responsive Judges at the Nexus of Law, Politics and Economy" in The Responsive Judge: International Perspectives, Tania Sourdin and Archie Zariski, eds., Dordrecht: Springer, 2018.

Other articles 

"Roll Over Socrates: Reflections on the Conference on Clinical Legal Education and Some Implications for Law at Murdoch", Occasional Papers, Murdoch University School of Law, 1992, 139, (pp 10) 

"Virtual Textuality and the Library", Law Librarian, vol 26, no 1 (March 1995), 279, (pp 3) 

"Transfigurative Legalism (Imagining Our Antipodean Selves)" Science and Society Conference Proceedings, Institute for Science and Technology Policy, Murdoch University, April, 1996 

"Survey Finds Strong Support for ADR", Brief (Law Society of Western Australia), June, 1997. 

"Iconic, Archaeologic and Analytic Uses of History - Reading Goodman's Origins", E Law - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, vol 4, no 2 (June 1997). 

"An ADR Survey", The Alternative Newsletter, July 1997. 

"Knowledge Networks or Discourse Communities?", First Monday, vol 2, no 8 (August 1997).  Haitian Creole translation of this web page (by Web Geek Science)

Review of Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Toward a New Common Sense: Law, Science and Politics in the Paradigmatic Transition, in Thesis Eleven, vol 50, 138 (August 1997). 

Review of Helen M Stacy, Postmodernism and Law: Jurisprudence in a Fragmenting World, in Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 11 No. 12 (December 2001) pp. 598-600.

"SCRAM Competition: Pilot Year in WA", ADR Bulletin, Vol 5 No 5 September 2002, pp. 84-88.

"Mediators' Styles", Western Australian Dispute Resolution Association Newsletter, Vol 20, December 2002.

"The Value Added by Mediation", Western Australian Dispute Resolution Association Newsletter, Vol 37, December 2006.

"Beyond Training: Theory for Mediators", Association for Conflict Resolution, Workplace Section Newsletter, Vol 3, No 3, January, 2009.

UNPUBLISHED TEACHING MATERIALS:

"Mooting at Murdoch, 1991" 
"Seminars in Civil Procedure - Selected Readings and Commentary" 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND OTHER PRESENTATIONS:

"Critical Legal Empiricism: Studying Lawyers and Their Clients", seminar presented in the Law Programme Staff Seminar Series, Murdoch University, 6 September, 1991 

"Innovation in law teaching: Context and Credibility", with Gary Davis, seminar presented in the Law Programme Staff Seminar Series, Murdoch University, 18 March 1992 

"Innovation and the overseas student: an Australian perspective on international legal education", with Gary Davis, paper presented 12 April, 1992 at the Conference Emerging Educational Challenges for Law in Commonwealth Asia and Australasia: The Implications for Legal Education, 10-12 April, 1992, Commonwealth Legal Education Association with the Hong Kong Teachers' Association, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong and University of Hong Kong, at University of Hong Kong. 

"Stimulating student learning via assessment", with Gary Davis, seminar presented 30 September 1992 at Workshop Innovative Ways to Teach Law, Centre for Legal Education and Australasian Law Teachers' Association, Sydney. 

"Teamwork: The use of small groups in law teaching and assessment", with Gary Davis, seminar presented 10 February, 1993, at Teaching Learning Forum, Sharing Quality Practice, Curtin University of Technology, 9-10 February, 1993. 

"Innovative ways to teach law better with limited resources: Teaching and assessing issues", with Gary Davis, presentation for Conference LAWASIA '93: ASIA ON THE LEAP: THE ROLE OF LAW, Legal Education Stream, LAWASIA, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 15 September, 1993

"Shifting Boundaries: Self and Society - the Dissociation and Resociation of 'Man'; or, Aporia in the Agora", paper presented at Australian Law and Society Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, 11 December, 1993. 

"A Survey of Student Experience with Group Work in Law: Preliminary Findings", presentation to Teaching and Learning Group, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 March, 1994. 

"Computer Network Resources for Law", seminar for judges and lawyers at the School of Law, Murdoch University, 24 March, 1994, Convenor and presenter. 

"Teaching Professional Expertise in Law", presentation for Staff Seminar Series, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 April, 1994. 

"Using Electronic Mail in Law Teaching", paper presented at Conference, Computer Assisted Learning in Law, Sydney, 4-5 July, 1994. 

"Teaching and Learning Law: Lessons from the Course Experience Questionnaire", seminar presentation in the Law Programme Staff Seminar Series, Murdoch University, 17 August, 1994. 

"Lessons from the 'Course Experience Questionnaire'", seminar presented in the Academic Services Unit Teaching and Learning Seminar Series, Murdoch University, 30 August, 1994. 

"Email and Legal Education", presentation at 5th Annual Conference for Law School Computing Professionals, Chicago, 9 June, 1995. 

"Electronic Casebook Authoring", seminar presentation in the School of Law Staff Seminar Series, Murdoch University, 20 September, 1995. 

"From ABC to WWW: Towards the Electronic Classroom", (with Betty Walsh), seminar presented in the Academic Services Unit Teaching and Learning Seminar Series, Murdoch University, 26 September, 1995. 

"Collaborative Learning in the Tertiary Context", (with Gary Davis), seminar presented in the Academic Services Unit Teaching and Learning Seminar Series, Murdoch University, 10 October, 1995. 

"Planning a Unit: Tips and Traps", seminar presentation in the School of Law Staff Seminar Series, Murdoch University, 20 October, 1995. 

"Self and Peer Assessment as a Means of Teaching Professional Responsibility", presentation at workshop Are There Innovative Ways to Teach Professional Responsibility?, University of Sydney, 8 March 1996

"Imagining Ourselves: Transfigurative Legalism in the Globalised Antipodes", presentation at conference Social Theory and Policy Making in a Globalising, Postmodern Australia: Ambivalence and Hope, Fremantle, 15-16 April, 1996. 

"Appropriate Dispute Resolution", presentation at Law Society of Western Australia Young Lawyers' Advocacy Weekend, Bussellton, 9-11 August, 1996. 

"Friday Am I: Reading Milirrpum and Mabo", seminar in the Murdoch University School of Law staff seminar series, 14 August, 1996

"Lawyers and Dispute Resolution: What Do They Think and Know (And Think They Know)? - Finding Out Through Survey Research", staff seminar, University of Alberta Faculty of Law, 9 January, 1997. 

"Using Student Group Work in Tertiary Teaching", presentation to Murdoch University Tertiary Teaching Course, 14 February, 1997. 

Lecture "Choice in the Neuroverse" in the unit A140, Evolution, Revolution and Choice, Murdoch University, 15 April 1997

"Groupwork and Law Teaching", presentation in the Murdoch University School of Law Teaching and Learning Seminar series, 6 June, 1997. 

"Electronic Law Journals - The E Law Experience", presentation at the conference Law Via the Internet '97, Sydney, 25-27 June, 1997. 

"Lawyers' Attitudes Towards ADR", presentation in the Flinders University School of Law staff seminar series, 7 July, 1997. 

"Teaching Law in Cyberspace", faculty seminar presentation at Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 24 September, 1997. 

"Lawyers and/or/if/but ADR", International Institute for Negotiation & Conflict Management, Perth, 5 March, 1998. 

"The Devolution of Justice: A New Common Law", AIJA 17th Annual Conference, Adelaide, 6-8 August, 1999. 

"Online Delivery of Intellectual Property Law Courses", WIPO Regional Workshop on Intellectual Property Teaching, Abuja, Nigeria, September 9 and 10, 1999. 

"Online Resources for Intellectual Property", WIPO Regional Workshop on Intellectual Property Teaching, Abuja, Nigeria, September 9 and 10, 1999. 

"Students' Learning Strategies in the Online Environment", with Dr Irene Styles, Flexible Futures in Tertiary Teaching, Teaching and Learning Forum 2000, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, February 2-4, 2000.

"Modern Information Technologies for Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property", WIPO International Conference on Intellectual Property Education for Business, Sofia, Bulgaria, May 29-31 2000. 

"Legal Education Online: Triangulating the Territory", Lawasia 2001 Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, October 2001.

"Looking at You Looking at Me Looking at You: Reflections on the Student Experience of Clinical Education", with Mary Anne Kenny and Dr Irene Styles Teaching & Learning Forum 2002, Edith Cowan University, Perth, February 4-6, 2002.

"Conflict Resolution Education in Western Australian Schools", 6th National Mediation Conference, "Pathways Towards Dispute Management", Canberra, September 18-20, 2002.

"Mediators' Styles", Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia, Perth Chapter meeting, November 26, 2002.

"Is There a Fit Between Pedagogy and Technology in Online Learning?", with Dorit Maor, Teaching & Learning Forum 2003, Edith Cowan University, Perth, February 11-12, 2003.

"Co-Mediation", Western Australian Dispute Resolution Association Seminar, Perth, October 25, 2005.

"Mediation in Elder Law", Elder Law Section Meeting, Canadian Bar Association, Edmonton, February 6, 2006.

"Managing Conflict", Family Law Section Meeting, Canadian Bar Association, Edmonton, February 16, 2006.

, ADR Section Meeting, Canadian Bar Association, Edmonton, March 2, 2006.

"Mandatory ADR or an ADR Mandate? Encouraging Effective Dispute Resolution", ADR Institute of Canada National Conference "ADR Energy!", Calgary, Canada, November 17, 2006.

"Mediation and Conciliation: Complementing Arbitration", Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration Seminar "Arbitration Act 2005 (Malaysia)", Kuching, Malaysia, March 24, 2007.

"Mediation Without Borders: Conflict Resolution Principles in our Personal, Public, Business and Spiritual Lives", Colloquium, Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia, Western Australia Chapter, Perth, Australia, August 28, 2007.

"Toward a Unified Field of Conflict Studies", Presentation, Centre for State and Legal Studies, Athabasca University, Edmonton, Canada, November 20, 2007.

"Co-Mediation: Challenges, Benefits, Strategies & Techniques", Seminar Presentation, Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre, Edmonton, Canada, February 20, 2008.

"Communicating Through Conflict", Workshop for Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre, Edmonton, Canada, April 26, 2008.

"Principles of Co-Mediation", Presentation for Strathcona County Community Mediation Service, Sherwood Park, Canada, May 3, 2008.

"Communicating Through Conflict", Workshop for Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre, Edmonton, Canada, June 28, 2008.

"Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Artistry, Expertise, and Professionalism in Mediation and the Role of Higher Education", Presentation at Association for Conflict Resolution International Conference, Austin, Texas, September 26, 2008.

"Conflict: The Good Oil", Presentation at Petroleum Services Association of Canada Conference, Red Deer, Canada, April 21, 2009.

"Communicating Through Conflict", Workshop for Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre, Edmonton, Canada, May 2, 2009.

"Role Call: Towards a Taxonomy of the Third Party", Presentation at Law and Society Association Conference, Denver, Colorado, May 30, 2009.

"Epistemology and Ideology: The Case of Mediation", Research Talk at Athabasca University, Edmonton, Canada, October 30, 2009.

"The Curious Case of Mediation", Guest Lecture at Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, January 5, 2010.

"Mediation in Malaysia: Resistance and (Maybe) Change", with Datuk William Lau. East Asian Law & Society Conference, Hong Kong, February 5-6, 2010.

"Judicial Dispute Resolution in Canada", Colloquium Presentation, Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia, Perth, Western Australia, March 24, 2010.

"Information Literacy and Legal Literacy", Workshop presentation, Athabasca University, April 19, 2010.

"Against Trial: Towards a New Model of Procedure", Law & Society Association Conference, Chicago, May 27, 2010.

"Avatars go to Law School: Digital Standardized (and not so Standard) Clients for Law School Teaching", Presentation, Society of American Law Teachers Teaching Conference, Honolulu Hawai'i, December 11, 2010.

"Producing Legislative Counsel: Ways and Means", with Dale Dewhurst and Lionel Levert QC, Presentation, Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel Conference, Hyderabad India, February 10, 2011.

"The New Old Lawyer: Lawyers and Mediation", Presentation, 2nd Asian Mediation Association Conference, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, February 24, 2011.

"Judicial Dispute Resolution in Canada", Presentation to the Judiciary of Sabah and Sarawak, Kota Kinabalu Malaysia, March 4, 2011.

"Judicial Dispute Resolution: What are the Judges Doing?", Presentation at the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Conference, Denver, CO, April 15, 2011.

"Judicial Dispute Resolution and its Alternatives in Alberta", Presentation to the Civil Litigation Section North, Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch, Edmonton, Alberta, June 21, 2011.

International Perspectives on Judicial Dispute Resolution, Panel Presentation to the Dispute Resolution Section, American Bar Association, Washington D.C., April 19, 2012.

"Judicial Dispute Resolution: Comparing Judges", Presentation at the Law & Society Conference, Honolulu, Hawai'i, June 7, 2012.

"Linking with Law: Legal Services as Human Services", with Professor Mohamed Ally and Associate Professor Dale Dewhurst, Presentation at the Conference "Rural Linkages: Intercollaborative Practice for Safe & Healthy Communities", Edmonton, Alberta, September 28, 2012.

"eLearning and Access to Justice", with Professor Mohamed Ally and Assistant Professor Dale Dewhurst, Arts & Science Research Talk, Athabasca University, Edmonton, Alberta, November 23, 2012.

"Settlement Judges East and West: A Comparison of Judicial Settlement Activity in China and Canada", with Professor Shi Changqing, 3rd East Asian Law & Society Conference, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, March 22, 2013.

"A Tale of Two Courts: Judicial Settlement Activity in Canada and Malaysia", 3rd East Asian Law & Society Conference, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, March 22, 2013.

"On the Wings of Open Educational Resources: A New Era in Training and Professional Development of Legislative Counsel", with Assistant Professor Dale Dewhurst, and John Mark Keyes, Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, April 11, 2013.

"Roundtable Presentation: The Multi-Tasking Judge", with Professor Tania Sourdin, Law & Society Conference, Boston, June 1, 2013.

"Judicial Mediation - A Global View", Canadian Conference of Judicial Mediation, Calgary, June 20, 2013.

"Passions are Interests - Emotion in Conflict Resolution", Citizens Advice Bureau, Perth, Australia, February 26, 2014.

"Senti Alteram Partem: Emotions in Judicial Mediation", Negotiation Biennale, Novancia, Paris, March 24, 2014.

"Taking Emotion Seriously: Implications for Legal Decision Making", Foundation of Administrative Justice Forum, Edmonton, April 8, 2014.

"Consenti alteram partem: Sympathy and Empathy in Judging", Law & Society Association Conference, Minneapolis, May 31, 2014.

"Opening Doors to Legal Education to Improve Access to Justice", Canadian Association of Law Teachers Conference, Winnipeg, June 8, 2014.

"Working with Emotions in Conflict and Dispute Resolution", National Native Title Tribunal, Perth, Australia, April 21, 2015 (webinar).

"Law Without Lawyers? Judges and Justice System Design in the Twenty First Century", Law & Society Association Conference, Seattle, United States, May 28, 2015.

"Intuition - Good, Bad, and Ugly: Intuition in Legal Decision Making", Indian Residential Schools National Adjudicator Conference, Winnipeg, Canada, June 9, 2015.

"Sympathy and Empathy in Therapeutic Jurisprudence from a Psychoanalytic Perspective", XXXIVth International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Vienna, Autria, July 17, 2015.

"The Appearing of Justice: Judges and Public Interest in Private Litigation", Law & Society Conference, New Orleans, USA, June 3, 2016.

"Judging as Public Performance: When Law is on Trial", Research Symposium, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Athabasca University, Canada, October 6, 2016.

"Inside Out or Outside In?: Looking at Judges’ Relations with the Public in Canada and China", with Professor Shi Changqing, Law & Society Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, June 22, 2017.

"Master of the Rolls and Reader of Souls: Reading Kafka and Judging Ourselves", Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Prague, Czech Republic, July 11, 2017.

"The Multi Door Courthouse at Middle Age: Life in Canada", Research Forum - Expanding the Scope of Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice: The Use of Mediation Within the Courts, Singapore Management University, Singapore, March 12 & 13, 2018.

"Judicial Dispute Resolution in Canada at the Crossroads: Towards Accessible Dispute Resolution", Law & Society Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 9, 2018.

"Judicial Dispute Resolution in Canada: Back to the Future?", Seminar Presentation, Murdoch Law School, Perth, Australia, March 22, 2019.

"Vulnerability in Court-Connected Mediation", with Nina Harding and Lola Akin Ojelabi, (Workshop), National Mediation Conference, Canberra, Australia, April 14, 2019.

"Judges as Dispute Resolvers: Lessons from Canada", National Mediation Conference, Canberra, Australia, April 15, 2019.

"Mentalizing for Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Theory and Techniques", with Jill Howieson, International Academy of Law and Mental Health Congress, Rome, Italy July 25, 2019.

RESEARCH AND OTHER GRANTS:

Centre for Commercial and Resources Law, Perth, for "Attitudes Toward Dispute Resolution in the Legal and Business Communities" ($3,000) (A survey of the attitudes of business people and lawyers in Western Australia to adjudication and alternative methods of dispute resolution) 

Murdoch University Teaching Development Grant "Evaluation of Student Experience with Group Work in Law", with Gary Davis, ($2000) (A survey of the attitudes and experience of law students who have encountered group work in their law subjects) 

Committee for the Advancement of University Teaching, National Teaching Development Grant "Collaborative Learning Through Computer Conferencing", with Dr Roger Atkinson and Carolyn Wilson, ($44,000) (Investigation of the potential of computer conferencing and networking to stimulate and maintain collaborative learning in higher education) 

Murdoch University Teaching and Learning Grant for "Student Study Strategies for Learning Online", with Dr Irene Styles, ($5,700) (Research to help improve teaching and learning online) 

Commonwealth Attorney General's Department Grant for "Clinical Supervision - Improving the Quality of Clinical Legal Education", with Dr Irene Styles, ($10,000) (Research and development of training materials for clinical supervisors)

Murdoch University Teaching and Learning Grant for "Improving Student Learning in Clinical Education", with Dr Irene Styles and Mary Anne Kenny, ($4,400) (Research to help improve students' learning strategies in clinical settings) 

Murdoch University Special Research Grant for "Promoting Consensual Conflict Resolution in Australian Society: The SCRAM Program", with Dr Irene Styles, ($9,000) (Research investigating the impact of the Schools Conflict Resolution and Mediation program on schools and the wider community)

Alfred T Bellord Charitable Trust Grant for "Introducing Conflict Resolution Education into Western Australian Schools via the SCRAM Program", with Dr Irene Styles, ($10,000).

Alberta Law Foundation Research Grant for "Expanding Access to Legal Services in Alberta through E-Learning", with Dale Dewhurst and Mohamed Ally, ($98,000).

Commonwealth of Learning Research Grant for "Open Educational Resources and Communities of Professional Practice", with Dale Dewhurst, ($15,000).

CONSULTANCIES and SUBMISSIONS:

Law Reform Commission of Western Australia, Principal Researcher, Report on "Enforcement of Orders Under the Justices Act 1902", Project No 55 Part III, Perth, 19 April, 1994. 

Law Reform Commission of Western Australia, Discussion Paper Principal Researcher, "Enforcement of Judgments of Local Courts", Perth, February, 1995. 

Commonwealth of Australia, House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Issues Paper on Rules of Court, Canberra, March, 1995. 

Submission to the Western Australia Legislative Council Standing Committee on Legislation re Acts Amendment (Sexuality Discrimination) Bill 1997, April 1998. 

GRADUATE SUPERVISION:

M.Phil Candidate, Inge Lauw; Thesis: "Comparative Study of Lawyer Specialisation and Accreditation Programs in Australia and the United States," (completed 1997) 

 

PhD Candidate, Chitra Weddikkara, Thesis: “The Impact of Professional Culture on Dispute Resolution in the Building Industries of Australia and Sri-Lanka (completed 2004)

 

PhD Candidate, Judith Morrison, Thesis: “Independent scholarly reporting about conflict interventions: negotiating aboriginal native title in south Australia (completed 2007)

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

Member, Equity in Education Committee, Murdoch University 
Member, Law Programme Committee, Murdoch University 
Law Program Chair 1994 to 1996 
Member, Sociology Programme Committee, Murdoch University 
Member, School of Law Working Groups on a Foundation Course, Mooting, Academic Progress, and Aims of the Law School 
Founding Editor, E Law - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law
Chair, Murdoch University Guild of Students Election Tribunal (1992, 1996) 
Co-Chair and presenter, School of Law Orientation Programme (1993) 
Staff adviser, voluntary and competitive mooting programmes 
Supervisor, Honours Research Papers, Murdoch University School of Law 
Assessor, Honours Research Paper, University of Western Australia Law School 
Member, Law Society of Western Australia, Articled Clerk Sub-committee (1992) 
Member, Sociology Program Criminology Working Group 
Member, Flexible Learning Implementation Committee;
Member, Library Systems Replacement Project Steering Committee 
Deputy Chair, Murdoch University Academic Policy Committee
Member, Athabasca University Educational Review Committee
Acting Academic Director, Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting, Athabasca University