All posts by Sarah Cole

Supreme Court Decides Lamps Plus v. Varela: No Surprises Here

Today, the Supreme Court somewhat expanded its view that silent arbitration agreements that make no mention of class proceedings, cannot be interpreted as permitting class actions in arbitration. In Lamps Plus Inc. v. Varela, the Court reversed a Ninth Circuit decision holding that an ambiguous agreement can be interpreted to permit a class arbitration. Accepting … Continue reading Supreme Court Decides Lamps Plus v. Varela: No Surprises Here

Windsor’s Julie Macfarlane to deliver Moritz’s 2019 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution

Titled “Pass-the-Trash”: How Universities Use Non-Disclosure Agreements to Protect Sexual Predators, Macfarlane will deliver Ohio State’s 2019 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution on Wednesday March 20 in Moritz’s Saxbe Auditorium. Use this link to register, go.osu.edu/schwartz2019. A description of Macfarlane’s lecture follows: The use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in cases involving termination for sexual misconduct … Continue reading Windsor’s Julie Macfarlane to deliver Moritz’s 2019 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution

Call for panel proposals and papers – ASCL annual meeting

From FOI, Stacie Strong: The American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) has just issued a call for proposals for (1) concurrent panels and (2) a works in progress conference to be held in association with the ASCL 2019 Annual Meeting, which will be held at the University of Missouri School of Law between Thursday, October … Continue reading Call for panel proposals and papers – ASCL annual meeting

Moritz’s Divided Community Project Launches “Bridge Initiative @ Moritz” Under Becky Monroe’s New Leadership

On January 2, 2019, Becky Monroe became the second Director of the Divided Community Project. Ms. Monroe comes to the Project with a depth of experience supporting communities in conflict, having served as Counsel and as Interim Director of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Community Relations Service, with the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, as a … Continue reading Moritz’s Divided Community Project Launches “Bridge Initiative @ Moritz” Under Becky Monroe’s New Leadership

Josh Stulberg to Receive Outstanding Scholarly Work Award from Section on Dispute Resolution

In wonderful news, announced today, my colleague, Josh Stulberg, will receive the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work. Congratulations, Josh! The announcement is below: Joseph B. “Josh” Stulberg selected as 2019 Recipient of Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work Professor Joseph B. “Josh” Stulberg, the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute … Continue reading Josh Stulberg to Receive Outstanding Scholarly Work Award from Section on Dispute Resolution

Association of American Law Schools Honors Alternative Dispute Resolution Section as “Section of the Year”

From AALS ADR Chair Ellen Deason… The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) has announced its selection of the ADR Section as its Section of the Year. It is the featured section in the most recent AALS newsletter. The award recognizes excellence in member support and activities that promote AALS core values such as facilitating … Continue reading Association of American Law Schools Honors Alternative Dispute Resolution Section as “Section of the Year”

Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution Hosts Symposium on Communication in Times of Crisis

The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution will host a symposium on Friday, November 9th, at the Moritz College of Law, titled Communication in Crisis: Implementing ADR Strategies in Times of Civil Unrest. At the symposium, presenters will analyze the dynamics and challenges that civic and organizational stakeholders confront when disseminating messages to their constituents … Continue reading Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution Hosts Symposium on Communication in Times of Crisis

Nancy Rogers Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from IAM

I’m proud to announce Nancy Hardin Rogers’ receipt of the International Academy of Mediators Lifetime Achievement Award. I’ll let IAM’s description speak for itself: Nancy Hardin Rogers’ impact on mediation as we currently know it places her among the living legends of ADR. From her work on the initial drafting of the Uniform Mediation Act … Continue reading Nancy Rogers Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from IAM

Charles Craver to Deliver OSU’s 2018 Lawrence Lecture

On Monday September 24, 2018 , GW Professor Charles Craver will deliver the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s 2018 Lawrence Lecture: Negotiator Styles and Six Stages of the Negotiation Process. Here is the description from OSU’s website (https://go.osu.edu/Lawrence2018): Professor Craver will leverage decades of experience teaching negotiation and alternative dispute resolution as he … Continue reading Charles Craver to Deliver OSU’s 2018 Lawrence Lecture

Suffolk’s Dwight Golann to Deliver 2018 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution at Moritz Law at Ohio State

Suffolk Law Professor Dwight Golann will deliver the 2018 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution at 12:10 on Thursday February 22 in The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Saxbe Auditorium. Modern teaching about negotiation emphasizes opportunities for achieving joint gain and the need to measure a settlement proposal against one’s alternatives. These are important … Continue reading Suffolk’s Dwight Golann to Deliver 2018 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution at Moritz Law at Ohio State

Call for Proposals for Annual WIP Conference

From Ellen Deason, Chair of the AALS Dispute Resolution Section: The annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Conference is a wonderful opportunity for dispute resolution scholars from across the country to share their current research, obtain feedback, exchange ideas, connect with colleagues, and build new working relationships. Sponsoring the conference is a meaningful way for … Continue reading Call for Proposals for Annual WIP Conference

ADR and Access to Justice: Current Perspectives (at this year’s AALS Meeting)

Courtesy of my Moritz College of Law colleague, Ellen Deason: As you prepare for the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, plan on attending the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s program on Thursday, January 4 at 1:30 p.m. The topic is ADR and Access to Justice: Current Perspectives. The panelists bring theoretical, practical, and empirical, … Continue reading ADR and Access to Justice: Current Perspectives (at this year’s AALS Meeting)