AUSTIN, Texas The University of Texas School of Law's John Fleming, Deputy Director of the Law School's Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution and Adjunct Professor of Law, will travel to Israel in January, 2002 at the invitation of the Israeli Ministry of Justice to present a series of lectures and to participate in workshops on governmental use of alternative dispute resolution and negotiated rulemaking.
On January 6th, Professor Fleming will lead an in-depth workshop on negotiated rulemaking. Participants at the workshop will be chief legal counsel from Israeli governmental ministries, senior legal counsel from the Ministry of Justice, legal advisers to Knesset committees, administrative judges, academics, and persons from the NGO and business communities. On January 7th, Fleming will lecture on negotiated rulemaking to members of the Knesset, their staff, and guests. The lecture is part of an international legislative conference organized by the Knesset for legislators from some forty nations.
In addition to working with Israeli governmental officials, Fleming will speak on "The Lawyer as Problem Solver, Challenges for Preparing Advocates for the 21st Century" at a seminar for the law faculty at Bar Ilan University, and will also lecture to students at Netanya Academic College School of Law.
"This is an exciting opportunity for us here at the Center," said Fleming. "I think the invitation demonstrates that the State of Texas is considered to be at the forefront of innovative uses of alternative dispute resolution. The Center under the direction of our Executive Director, Jan Summer, has played a vital role in developing legislation which is of interest not only to other states here at home, but to other nations as well."