2017 Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Symposium

Schedule of Events

October 27, 2017
9:00 a.m. Introductions and Welcome

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky
Dean and Judge C.A. Leedy Professor
University of Missouri School of Law

Prof. Rafael Gely
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
Director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution,
and James E. Campbell Missouri Endowed Professor
University of Missouri School of Law

Prof. Robert Jerry
Isidor Loeb Professor of Law
Symposium Co-Director

9:10 a.m.
Session 1: Framing the Issue; Narratives of Actual Experiences and Outcomes

Framing: Opening Remarks

Articulating a Frame for the First Amendment, the University, and Conflict Management

Prof. Chris Wells
Enoch H. Crowder Professor of Law
Symposium Co-Director

9:30 a.m. Panel: Narratives and Outcomes

(Moderator: Prof. Robert Jerry)


A Narrative: University of Missouri

Evonnia Woods, Ph.D.-candidate
University of Missouri, Department of Sociology; Member, MU Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Protest, Public Spaces, Free Speech, and the Press


A Narrative: Auburn University

Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton
Vice President and Associate Provost for Inclusion and Diversity, Auburn University

Julie Huff, Director
Office of Strategic Initiatives and Communications, Office of the Provost, Auburn University


A Narrative: Middlebury College University

Dr. Baishakhi Banerjee Taylor
Dean of Students & Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, Middlebury College

11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m.
Session 2: Keynote Remarks

(Convenor: Prof. Chris Wells)

Freedom of Speech in the University

Prof. Robert Post
Sterling Professor of Law
Yale Law School

12:30 p.m. Break for Lunch

The Conference Luncheon is a ticket event at the MU Student Center, room 2206. See this page for details.

1:45 p.m.
Session 3: Dispute Resolution Perspectives

(Moderator: Prof. Rafael Gely)

Introduction to the Afternoon Panel: Dean Lyrissa Lidsky

Panel: What Does DR Scholarship Inform Us About Free Speech Conflict on College Campuses?

Prof. Lisa Blomgren Amsler
Keller-Runden Professor of Public Service, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Dean Jennifer Gerarda Brown
Dean and Professor of Law
Quinnipiac University School of Law

Prof. Grande Lum
Director, Divided Community Project and Adjunct Professor of Law
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.
Session 4: Identifying Next Steps and Best Practices

Stakeholders Roundtable

(Moderator: Prof. Ben Trachtenberg)

Terry Amsler
Adjunct Instructor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Jacob Appelsmith, Esq.
Adviser to the Governor and Director, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Former General Counsel, University of California-Davis

Azhar Majeed, Esq.
Vice President of Policy Reform, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

R. Douglas Schwandt
Chief, University of Missouri Police Department

Dr. Patricia Telles-Irvin
Vice President for Student Affairs, Northwestern University

Prof. Howard Wasserman
Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law

4:45 p.m. Concluding Comments and Adjournment (Profs. Gely, Jerry & Wells)