AAA Accepting Applications for Diverse Student Summit

I am posting the following announcement on behalf of the AAA

The American Arbitration Association® (AAA®) is the global leader in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and as such, is committed to the growth of diversity and inclusion within the ADR field. Since 2009, the AAA A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Fellows Program has provided training, networking, and mentorship for up-and-coming diverse ADR practitioners—many of whom have advanced to appointment to the AAA Roster and have been selected to serve on cases.

THE DIVERSITY STUDENT ADR SUMMIT: As part of our ongoing commitment, the AAA is hosting an ADR Summit for diverse law students to provide an in-depth understanding of what it really takes to become a successful arbitrator and/or mediator.

Presenters will include experienced ADR professionals, litigators, and in-house counsel from various backgrounds who will outline a successful career path as an arbitrator or mediator and discuss how to avoid potential pitfalls along the way. Attendees will learn the importance of focusing on a specific industry, networking, connecting with mentors, gaining relevant experience, and building a good reputation in the field.

The program is open to 2nd and 3rd-year diverse law students. Selected applicants will receive a $1,300 stipend provided by the AAA-ICDR Foundation® to cover travel and hotel expenses to New York.

When: November 18-19, 2023
Where: American Arbitration Association
New York, NY

TO APPLY, please provide the following materials:
•Statement of Interest
•One faculty or professional recommendation
•An essay on the future of ADR (350-500 words)

Application Deadline: October 9, 2023
Send Applications to Maggie Zhang at

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