Materials on Online Dispute Resolution
Benjamin Davis, University of Toledo
June 30, 2005
A. General works that could be looked at:
- Ethan Katsh and Janet Rifkin’s Online Dispute Resolution, Resolving Conflict in Cyberspace (Jossey-Bass) – for theory and practice on the fourth party
- Colin Rule’s, Online Dispute Resolution for Business (Jossey-Bass) - for imagining different ways it can be used
- Gabrielle Kaufman – Koehler and Thomas Schulze, Online Dispute Resolution
(Kluwer) – For legal aspects. This one is heavily footnoted and international in scope and the most recent.
B. Sections of “ADR” Textbooks:
- Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Lela Porter Love, Andrea Kupfer Schneider and Jean R. Sternlight,
Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model.
- Jay Folberg, Dwight Golann, Lisa Kloppenberg, Thomas Stipanowich, Resolving Disputes, Theory, Practice and Law.
- Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, Harold Abramson, Pat K. Chew, International Conflict Resolution: Consensual ADR Processes. I believe this is the most extensive section I have seen on the subject (full disclosure a part of one of my articles is included here).
C. Web site:
- You can go through the library at
www.odr.info which is the site for the Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution of the University of Massachusetts which amasses the most
- In particular, for worldwide ODR providers you can see Melissa Conley Tyler’s work at the UNECE forum in 2004 in Australia. She does a census of 115 or so
ODR providers in the world.
D. ICODR 2006 (5th Anniversary Edition) (late January to April)
- More details will be posted in due course at
www.odr.info under ICODR. Teachers can look at the ICODR 2005 experience by clicking on that link at
www.odr.info to gain access as an observer to what the students from 20 law schools on
five continents did this past year. The competition is free and as many teams as a school desires can be entered, subject to availability of match-ups. All a team needs is a faculty advisor and an internet browser.
- The University of Toledo will hold a symposium in mid-April entitled, “Enhancing Worldwide Understanding through Online Dispute Resolution.” Articles presented will be published in the University of Toledo Law Review in Fall 2006. The call for papers, etc. on this will be provided in due course.
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