Dr. Jennifer L. Schulz

Associate Professor

Room 300M
Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada, R3T 2N2
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+ Teaching & Research Areas

Mediation; Dispute Resolution Theory; Women Mediators; Negotiation; Law, Culture & the Humanities; Law & Popular CultureTopics in Dispute Resolution; Torts and Compensation Systems

+ Biography

Visiting Scholar in Residence, Centre for the Legal Profession, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 2014
Visitor, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, 2013
Honorary Research Fellow, Birkbeck College School of Law, University of London, 2013
ssociate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, 2011-present
Fellow, Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2012-present
Faculty Associate, Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace & Justice, University of Manitoba, 2012-present
Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies), Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, 2010-2012
Executive Director, Legal Research Institute, University of Manitoba, 2010-2012
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, 2004-2011
Invited Research Fellow, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School, 2003-2004
Assistant Director, LL.M. in ADR Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2002-2003
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 2002
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, 1999-2002

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+ Institutional/Professional Affiliations

Board Member, ADR Institute of Canada, 2014-present
Vice President, ADR Institute of Manitoba, 2013-present
Fellow, Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2012 - present
Faculty Associate, Ph.D. Program in Peace & Conflict Studies, University of Manitoba, 2007-present
Law Society of Manitoba, 2006 - present
Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities (ASLCH)
Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT)
Law Society of Upper Canada, 1998-2005

+ Academic Achievements

Outstanding Teacher - Law, Students' Teacher Recognition Award, University of Manitoba, 2015
Association of Commonwealth Universities, Gordon & Jean Southam Fellowship, 2012-2013
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Fellowship, 2003-2006
University of Toronto Fellowship, 2002-2005
Program on Negotiation Fellowship, Harvard Law School, 2003-2004
Professor of the Year, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, 2002
Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship, Cambridge University, 1994-1995
Manitoba Law Society Prize, George Chapman Q.C. Family Prize, and Zinman Family Prize, for Second Highest Standing in the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, 1994
Gold Medal, University of Manitoba, Highest Standing in Faculty of Arts, 1991

+ Selected Publications

with Peter Robson, TV Law Today:  A Transnational Study (London, UK: Hart), forthcoming.

"The Schulz Report:  An Independent, Expert Evaluation of the Automobile Injury Mediation (AIM) Pilot Project," commissioned by the Government of Manitoba and the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation, January 31, 2014, 117 pages.

"Fairly Legal: A Canadian Perspective on the Creation of a Primetime Mediator" in Asimow, Brown, and Papke, eds., Law & Popular Culture: International Perspectives (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014) at 43-56.

with Jocelyn Turnbull, "Mediation:  The 'Girly' Litigation?" (2012) 2 Journal of Arbitration and Mediation 43.

"Canada:  ADR and The Associates," in Peter Robson & Jessica Silbey, eds., Law and Justice on the Small Screen (Hart:  Oxford, 2012) at 425.

"Settlement and Mediation in Canadian Legal Television" (2011) 1 Journal of Arbitration and Mediation 77.

"girls club Does Not Exist" in M. Asimow, ed., Lawyers in Your Living Room: Law on Television, (Chicago: ABA Press, 2009) 243.

"The Cook, the Mediator, the Feminist, and the Hero" (2009) 21 Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 177.

"Law & Film: Where are the Mediators?" (2008) 58 University of Toronto Law Journal 233.

“The Mediator as Cook: Mediation Metaphors at the Movies” (2007) 2 Journal of Dispute Resolution 455. Nominated for the 2008 CALT Scholarly Paper Award.

“Confectionery and Conflict Resolution? What Chocolat Reveals about Mediation,” (2006) 22 Negotiation Journal 251.

Beaulac, Pitel & Schulz, eds. The Joy of Torts (Toronto: Butterworths, 2003).

“Obstacles to Tortious Liability for Mediator Malpractice” (2002) 17 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 149.

“Mediator Liability in Canada: An Examination of Emerging American and Canadian Jurisprudence” (2001) 32 Ottawa Law Review 269.

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