All posts by Jill Gross

President Biden Signs into Law An Act Amending the FAA for Sexual Assault/Harassment Claims

Earlier this week, President Biden signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, a bill passed by both the House and Senate last month amending the Federal Arbitration Act to ban the enforcement of pre-dispute arbitration clauses for disputes relating to sexual assault and sexual harassment. For a thorough discussion of … Continue reading President Biden Signs into Law An Act Amending the FAA for Sexual Assault/Harassment Claims

Congratulations to Hinshaw/Schneider/Cole on CPR Awards

I am delighted to announce that three of the Indisputably Bloggers, Art Hinshaw, Andrea Kupfer Schneider, and Sarah Rudolph Cole won the CPR’s Outstanding Book Award for their 2021 publication Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles (Oxford Univ. Press). We at Indisputably (who did not win a CPR award this year!) are incredibly proud … Continue reading Congratulations to Hinshaw/Schneider/Cole on CPR Awards

House Passes Bill to End Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment And Assault Claims

From BFOI Brian Farkas (Cardozo): Some breaking news tonight from the House of Representatives: H.R. 4445 has just passed, a bill that would amend the FAA to prohibit the mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment and assault claims: Here’s the bill: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/4445 And some description: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/593206-house-passes-bill-to-end-forced-arbitration-in-sexual-misconduct-cases It appears this will be heading towards passage in the Senate shortly … Continue reading House Passes Bill to End Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment And Assault Claims

ADR Scholarship Projects (Winter 2021-22)

Thanks to BFOI Peter Reilly (Texas A&M) for gathering this winter’s compilation of current ADR scholarship projects: Kelly Browe-Olson (University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law) In progress: Family Dispute Resolution Handbook, co-edited with Peter Salem for Oxford University Press, Including Intimate Partner Violence and FDR, co-written with Nancy Ver Steegh … Continue reading ADR Scholarship Projects (Winter 2021-22)

Another Supreme Court Cert Grant

From FOI Imre Szalai: Yesterday, the Supreme Court added yet another arbitration case to its docket, Viking River Cruises v. Moriana, No. 20-1573, which deals with the clash between the FAA and California’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA).  Under PAGA, California courts have allowed workers to pursue representative claims in court against employers on behalf … Continue reading Another Supreme Court Cert Grant

Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution Papers featured at Fordham Conference

Posted on behalf of BFOI Jacqueline Nolan-Haley (Fordham): At the 16th Annual Fordham Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation held on November 19, 2021, the International Task Force on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution launched the initial set of final papers by the seven working groups. The Task Force which began in 2004 responds to the … Continue reading Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution Papers featured at Fordham Conference

Maryland Law Seeking Director of Restorative Approaches in Education Program

From FOI Deborah Eisenberg: The Center for Dispute Resolution at Maryland Carey Law is hiring a Director for our Restorative Approaches in Education Program. This is a 12-month academic staff (non-faculty) position. A description of the position is available at the link below. Director, Restorative Approaches in Education Program: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=210001LX&lang=en I’d be happy to answer questions … Continue reading Maryland Law Seeking Director of Restorative Approaches in Education Program

ADR Scholarship Projects (Summer 2021)

With much thanks to WFOI Peter Reilly (Texas A&M) for gathering this wonderful list of publications and/or works-in-progress from the ADR scholarly community, here is the Summer 2021 edition of ADR Scholarship Projects: Erin Archerd (University of Detroit Mercy School of Law)  Building on my recent article, Two Hearts and Brewer/Distributor Conflicts (forthcoming in the University of … Continue reading ADR Scholarship Projects (Summer 2021)

AAA-ICDR Foundation Diversity Scholarship Fund

The AAA-ICDR Foundation is pleased to announce the Diversity Scholarship Fund which has been established through a special gift by the American Arbitration Association. The fund grants diverse law students/professionals with up to $2,000 of financial assistance towards participation in a degree program or fellowship in alternative dispute resolution or attendance at a well-recognized conference. … Continue reading AAA-ICDR Foundation Diversity Scholarship Fund

Scheinman Institute/Cornell Univ. Seeking Postdoc in Conflict Resolution

From FOI Alex Colvin (Cornell): The ILR School at Cornell University is pleased to announce a one-year postdoctoral fellowship for the 2021-22 academic year. This fellowship is designed for a recent PhD graduate with a research focus in the conflict resolution area.  This position will be affiliated with the ILR School’s Scheinman Institute on Conflict … Continue reading Scheinman Institute/Cornell Univ. Seeking Postdoc in Conflict Resolution

Call for Nominations: The Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy

The Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University invites nominations for consideration by the Jury for the 2021 Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy. The Award, which is granted annually by the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, recognizes exceptional accomplishments in the field of environmental law … Continue reading Call for Nominations: The Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy