What's it All About?: Problem-Definition in Mediation

Dispute Resolution Magazine, pp. 19-22, Summer 2009

Posted: 2 Sep 2009 Last revised: 22 Sep 2015

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Nancy Welsh

Texas A&M University School of Law

Leonard L. Riskin

University of Florida - Levin College of Law

Date Written: June 30, 2009

Abstract

This article addresses missed opportunities in court-oriented mediation that may result from the habitual narrow focus of repeat players in the process. Welsh and Riskin propose four mechanisms to allow mediation participants - particularly one-shot players - to explore problems more broadly and to engage in the process of choosing the most appropriate problem-definition for the mediation of their case.

Keywords: mediation, dispute resolution, ADR

Suggested Citation

Welsh, Nancy and Riskin, Leonard L., What's it All About?: Problem-Definition in Mediation (June 30, 2009). Dispute Resolution Magazine, pp. 19-22, Summer 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1464839

Nancy Welsh

Texas A&M University School of Law ( email )

1515 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
United States

Leonard L. Riskin (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

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