All posts by Jill Gross

ADR Scholarship Share (Summer 2020 edition)

Last winter, Peter Reilly (Texas A&M) compiled a list and shared brief descriptions of projects ADR scholars were then currently working on or recently completed. Below is the Summer 2020 edition. Thanks to Peter for gathering this really valuable information in one spot and keeping us all informed about ADR research happening around the country. … Continue reading ADR Scholarship Share (Summer 2020 edition)

FINRA’s Handling of Arbitration Hearings During COVID

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (along with all other arbitration services providers) has had to wrangle with the difficult issue of what to do about arbitration hearings that are supposed to be in person. First, in mid-March when the country first shut down, FINRA administratively postponed all hearings until May 1 … Continue reading FINRA’s Handling of Arbitration Hearings During COVID

2020 ABA Boskey Essay Competition winner

(Via Peter Reilly, BFOI) This year’s winning paper for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s James B. Boskey Law Student Essay Contest on Dispute Resolution is “Casting a Wide Net over Consent – Expansion of Estoppel Doctrines to International Arbitration Agreements, Non-Signatories, and Third Parties,” by Olivia Stitz (Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona … Continue reading 2020 ABA Boskey Essay Competition winner

Congratulations to Michael Moffitt, Winner, AALS ADR Section Best Article of 2019

From Peter Reilly (BFOI): On behalf of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution, I’m pleased to announce the recipient of the award for the Best Article of 2019 in the field of dispute resolution. Congratulations to Michael Moffitt of the University of Oregon School of Law for his article Settlement … Continue reading Congratulations to Michael Moffitt, Winner, AALS ADR Section Best Article of 2019

New Resource for Arbitration

The revived Arbitrate.com website at https://www.arbitrate.com/index.cfm provides fresh content regarding arbitration with news items as well as original and curated articles from new and seasoned arbitration voices.  It also includes a web series called “The Arbitration Conversation.”  This is a periodic web series where Prof. Amy J. Schmitz interviews leading thinkers in arbitration from around … Continue reading New Resource for Arbitration

AAA-ICDR Foundation New Grant Program for Racial Injustice Initiatives

The AAA-ICDR Foundation has established a new grant opportunity that will award one or two grants, up to a total of $250,000 each, to support programs that will address either of the following: Racial Injustice Response: Create innovative and additional ways to engage citizens in meaningful dialogue with one another and/or with government authorities including … Continue reading AAA-ICDR Foundation New Grant Program for Racial Injustice Initiatives

Pace’s Environmental Law and Policy Problem-Solving Competition.

Calling all environmentally-oriented problem-solvers! I am pleased to announce that my law school (Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University) is launching the first annual Environmental Law & Policy Hack Competition, and it is going virtual this year (of course!). Law school teams are invited to submit a proposal that analyzes and develops a … Continue reading Pace’s Environmental Law and Policy Problem-Solving Competition.

Arbitration Law Review Symposium at Penn State Law

Last week, the Arbitration Law Review, a journal published by students at Penn State Law’s University Park campus, hosted a symposium on Collective Bargaining and Adhesive Arbitration Agreements.  I had the honor of presenting my latest work (on class action waivers in broker-dealer employment agreements). The other panelists wereTheodore J. St. Antoine (Michigan), Stephen Ware … Continue reading Arbitration Law Review Symposium at Penn State Law

New NYS Ethics Opinion: Lawyer as Third-Party Neutral

Some of you may be interested in a new ethics opinion published late last week by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics addressing the ethical obligations of a lawyer acting as a mediator. Here is the summary: “A lawyer-mediator engaged in providing third-party neutral services is subject to Rule 2.4 but … Continue reading New NYS Ethics Opinion: Lawyer as Third-Party Neutral

Call for Papers: Renewable energy dispute resolution included

I am pleased to post this Call for Papers for a symposium entitled Decarbonizing America’s Electricity Infrastructure which is taking place next fall at Pace. The Call includes a request for papers related to renewable energy dispute resolution. Pace Environmental Law Review & Pace Energy and Climate Center,  Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace … Continue reading Call for Papers: Renewable energy dispute resolution included

Pledge to Reduce Academic Marketing Waste

  In honor of International Day of Climate Action (October 24), a group of law professors have announced the Pledge to Reduce Academic Marketing Waste, which seeks to address the routine and indiscriminate use of paper-based flyers, newsletters, offprints and postcards by law professors and law schools.  Most of this material is discarded without ever being read.  However, law … Continue reading Pledge to Reduce Academic Marketing Waste