The Kheel Center on Resolution of Environmental
was established to provide educational programs
for law students and lawyers in the techniques of discovery, fact-finding
and other means of alternative dispute resolution to resolve environmental
"interest disputes," i.e., those disputes that do not lend themselves
to resolution by litigation.
The establishment of the Center was first announced as a commitment
to the 2007
Clinton Global Initiative
. The final commitment was announced
by Pace Law
School in April 2008
. At the same time, Pace Law School announced
a new course, designed explore the common characteristics of environmental
disputes and the range of resolution options from rights-based
approaches, such as litigation and appellate advocacy, to interest-based
approaches, such as consensus building, mediation, collaborative
governance, and facilitation. A major theme of this course will
be to compare the advantages and disadvantages of adversarial
and collaborative approaches in environmental disputes.
Additional information regarding the Center is included in an
April 13, 2008 New York Times
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