All posts by Jill Gross

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

Anti-mandatory arbitration bills introduced in Congress

I thought some of you might be interested in this blog post, over at the SAA Blog, summarizing bills recently introduced in Congress to ban pre-dispute arbitration agreements in various contexts or otherwise amend the Federal Arbitration Act. Most of these proposed laws are not surprising, and mimic bills introduced over the past few decades … Continue reading Anti-mandatory arbitration bills introduced in Congress

ADR Scholarship Projects- Winter 2020 Edition

Thanks to AFOI Peter Reilly (Texas A&M) for gathering this great list of ADR Scholarship Projects our community of scholars worked on recently/is working on as of December 2020: Hal Abramson (Touro Law Center): Beyond the Courtroom-Resolving Disputes Through Agreement (published in November). This book is a selection of my articles over my academic career, so far, … Continue reading ADR Scholarship Projects- Winter 2020 Edition

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