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A Lecture by Prof.David Allen Larson from Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Speaker: Prof. David Allen Larson

Senior fellow, Dispute Resolution Institute, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Moderator: A/Prof. Wang Chang, College of Comparative Law

Time & Date: 10:00-12:00, Tuesday, 26 June, 2018

Venue: Conference Room B211, Research Building

Host: College of Comparative Law, CUPL



The lecture will concentrate on the labor law in the United States. The audience will have an overall understanding of the labor law and a comparative view of China labor law.


Introduction of the speaker:

Professor David Allen Larson is a senior fellow at Mitchell Hamline’s Dispute Resolution Institute and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution. The areas of legal expertise are mainly employment discrimination law, employment law, labor law (including international and comparative), ADR (arbitration and online dispute resolution), torts (medical malpractice).

Professor Larson has been a leader in the American Bar Association (ABA) and currently is co-chair of the Section of Dispute Resolution Technology Committee. His many assignments include an appointment as chairperson for the ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition (2010-2012), and he served as a subcommittee member until 2016. Previous appointments include serving as vice-chair for the Section of Dispute Resolution, Law School Education and Dispute Prevention Committee and vice-chair for the International Law and Practice Section, Employment Law Committee. He also was a member of the ABA E-Commerce and ADR Task Force. In addition, from 1990-1991, Larson served as the “Professor-in-Residence” at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C. He worked primarily in the Office of General Counsel, Appellate Division, and also worked with the Office of Legal Counsel as they drafted and revised the Regulations and Interpretive Guidance for the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Larson has published more than 60 articles and book chapters and has made more than 150 professional presentations in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States. His recent articles have focused on technology mediated dispute resolution (TMDR), a term that includes more technologies than the phrase online dispute resolution (ODR). He also has written about arbitration, cross cultural negotiation, and employment law.