Survey on legal reasoning in commercial disputes
Those with experience serving as judges or arbitrators in national or international commercial disputes are invited to complete an anonymous electronic survey that is part of an international empirical research project entitled “Survey on Legal Reasoning in Commercial Disputes” (IRB #2010449C). The survey is being conducted by Professor S.I. Strong, a specialist in international and comparative dispute resolution and a senior faculty member at the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law (see http://law.missouri.edu/faculty/directory/strongs.html).
The research is the first large-scale, international empirical study to focus on the process of legal reasoning and is intended to improve our understanding of how judges and arbitrators resolve complex commercial disputes in both national and international settings by exploring potential differences between (1) judicial and arbitral decision-making; (2) national and international decision-making; and (3) common law and civil law decision-making. The study will not only help parties make more informed choices about where and how to resolve their legal disputes, it will also assist judges and arbitrators in carrying out their duties by improving counsel’s understanding about how to best to craft and present legal arguments and submissions.
If you have experience as a judge or arbitrator in commercial disputes and would like to participate in this survey, please click this link or paste this e-address into your browser <https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/commercial-dispute-strong >. The survey should take approximately twenty minutes to complete, and participation is entirely anonymous. The survey will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) on May 1, 2018.
If you have any questions about this project, you can contact Professor Strong at +1-573-882-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, you can call the University of Missouri Campus Institutional Review Board at +1-573-882-9585.
Hellenic Australian Lawyers (HAL) Association – Sheraton Rhodes Resort, Greece: 9-12 July 2018
HAL is hosting an International Conference on “Contemporary Legal Issues and the Influence of Hellenism”. The Association is privileged to have Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC as the keynote speaker. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register early. The number of places available is limited.
Registrations and expressions of interest to date suggest the conference is likely to be closed before the first early bird registration date of 24 October 2017.
A number of tours, included in the registration fee, have been organised for delegates and accompanying persons.
Further details are available at www.hal.asn.au/rhodes-conference/