Marzine Harges primarily teaches Mediation and Arbitration, Evidence,
Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure. He has also taught courses
in Insurance Law and Torts.
Training Courses and Seminars
teaches a three (3) credit Mediation and Arbitration seminar for
second and third year law students each spring. Additionally,
he teaches a five (5) day, forty (40) hour Divorce Mediation
Training Seminar for the Loyola University New Orleans College
of Law Institute for Continuing Legal Education each summer. Additionally,
he conducts Negotiation and Basic and Advanced Mediation Training
Seminars for employers, bar associations, law firms and various
Harges has written and lectured extensively on ADR, Torts and
Evidence. He was presented the Stephen T. Victory Memorial Award
for the outstanding scholarly article published in the Louisiana
Bar Journal during 1995-1996. He has also co-authored several books
on Louisiana evidence law.
graduating from law school, Mr. Harges practiced law in New Orleans.
In 1990, he began teaching at the University of Mississippi School
of Law, and in 1992 returned to New Orleans to teach at Loyola
University New Orleans College of Law.
Training and Teaching Experience
Harges received his initial mediation training in 1990 from the
Harvard Mediation Program, and his advanced and family mediation
training from the American Arbitration Association and the Family
Mediation Council of Louisiana, Inc. As an experienced mediator,
arbitrator, and attorney-chair of medical review panels, Mr. Harges
has conducted mediation and arbitration training programs for hundreds of lawyers,
judges and other professionals.
He has provided conflict resolution training to human resources
personnel, managers and other staff members for the following
companies and corporations: Boeing, Lockheed Martin, USDA National
Finance Center, McGlinchey Stafford, Attorneys at Law, Baton Rouge
Association of Realtors, and the Veterans Association Medical
Center Surgical Services Center.
in Professional Organizations
Harges is a member and past chair of the ADR Section of the Louisiana
State Bar Association, a member of the Mississippi Bar ADR Section,
and past co-chair of Mississippi Bar ADR Committee. In the 1990s, Mr. Harges was
also a member of the task force that was formed to develop and
implement a pilot program for mediation for the Civil District
Court for the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana.