TMS Event Details

Event Title: From A(fghanistan) to V(ietnam): Mediation Law in Comparative Perspective

Event Type: MCLE Society Session


Cooper White & Cooper
201 California St., 17th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Presenter: Prof Hiro Aragaki

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Time: Noon to 1:30pm

This event will qualify for 1 hour of MCLE Credit.



Since approximately the year 2000, countries around the world have been busy enacting and re-enacting mediation laws.  What do these laws look like, and what do they suggest about the way mediation is developing internationally?  Are there salient regional trends, commonalities, or differences?  What generalizations can be made about the treatment of mediation confidentiality, mediator certification, and other key legal issues?  In this talk, Professor Aragaki will touch on these questions in the course of reporting preliminary findings from his comparative study of approximately 70 national mediation statutes and executive decrees.



Hiro Aragaki is Professor of Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he teaches and writes in the areas of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, contract law, comparative law, and law and development. In addition to his academic work, he has served as an arbitrator and mediator since 2001, trained judges and lawyers in ADR, and provided dispute systems design and court reform advice both nationally and internationally. He was most recently retained by the World Bank to train lawyers and judges for the first court-connected mediation program at the Commercial Court in Monrovia, Liberia.