The Weinstein International Fellowship (from the JAMS Foundation) provides opportunties for individuals from outside the United States to visit the U.S. to learn more about dispute resolution processes and practicies and to pursue a project of their own design that serves to advance the resolution of disputes in their home countries.
The JAMS Foundation Board of Directors will approve Fellowships of up to $25,000 in support of projects outlined by Fellowship applicants. This program is intended to be flexible and open to innovation, and applicants are encouraged to develop proposals that will increase the availability of dispute resolution education, training and services in their home countries and beyond.
During their time in the U.S., Fellows may be based in a JAMS Resolution Center or may participate in a university program or be connected to another organization or institution, depending on the nature of their project. Fellowships may be from one month to one year in duration.
It is anticipated that Fellows will come from countries that do not have an established culture of using mediation for cases in litigation. Part of the Fellows’ time in the United States will be spent observing how JAMS administers and resolves such cases.
Criteria Applicants must be fluent in English Fellowship period must be one month to twelve months in duration Preference for proposals that would help applicant’s home country establish viable dispute resolution systems or change how disputes are resolved Preference for applicants who have experience as judges, lawyers, court administrators, or law professors
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