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The Journal of Dispute Resolution announces student comments for Spring 2020 issue

The Journal of Dispute Resolution is proud to announce that the following student comments have been selected for publication in the Spring 2020 issue:   “A Break in the Cycle: Applying ADR Principles to Inner-Prison Conflicts” by Eli Dodge “The Negotiation of Patent Prosecution: Reason to Avoid the Anchor” by Kevin Johnston “The Grass is Always Greener: Applying ADR to…

Professor Schmitz writes chapter in Professor Lande’s new book

Professor Amy J. Schmitz wrote a chapter for Prof. John Lande’s new book, Theories of Change for the Dispute Resolution Movement: Actionable Ideas to Revitalize Our Movement (John Lande, ed., 2020. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3533324). For her part, Prof. Schmitz’s chapter, Resolving a New Kind of Trade War Through ODR, describes the development of “smart contracts” and the challenges in…

Theories of Change for the Dispute Resolution Movement: Actionable Ideas to Revitalize Our Movement

Edited by John Lande This book compiles 63 short “think pieces” by a wide range of practitioners and academics, diagnosing problems with the dispute resolution movement these days and suggesting ideas to revitalize it.  You can download this important book for free by clicking here. People often observe that the Chinese word for “crisis” is composed of characters referring to…

Professor Gely presents at ABA labor and employment law meeting

Professor Rafael Gely recently served as the Scholar in Residence for the 2020 mid-winter meeting of the of the ADR in Labor & Employment Law Committee (ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law).  In that capacity, Professor Gely presented two papers: (1) The Media’s Impact on The Perceptions of Arbitration (with Timothy D. Chandler, Louisiana State University); and (2) Ethics…

Professor Lee presents at global conference

Professor Ilhyung Lee recently gave a presentation on “Comparative Perspectives on Offensive Trademarks” at the 2020 Global Conference on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change at the University of Texas Law School. His presentation was part of a concurrent session on Egalitarianism Across Subject Matter. The 130 conference participants represented more than 20 countries. The discussion topics included constitutional amendment, constitutional reform,…

Professor Schmitz: Free resources posted on ODR.info

Professor Amy J. Schmitz is creating a free video resource on ODR.info, which is maintained by the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution. In this video, Professor Schmitz and Noam Ebner of Creighton University’s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, discuss the creation of governance structures for the field of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). The two revisit Noam’s paper with Professor…

Professor Conklin elected chair-elect of AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Professor Carli N. Conklin was elected chair-elect of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution at the AALS annual meeting in January. The Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution promotes members’ interests, activities, and communication of ideas, and provides a forum for discussion of matters of interest in the teaching, research, and improvement of the law and…

Professor Schmitz speaks at AALS Annual Meeting

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was a selected speaker at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Her presentation “Ending (or Starting) Trade Wars through Blockchain” was for the session on Commercial and Consumer Law, co-sponsored by Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services. Professor Schmitz also was renamed to the executive committee of the AALS Section on…

Professor Henson comments on proposed nondiscrimination bill

Professor Chuck Henson commented on the impact of proposed nondiscrimination bills for a recent Columbia Missourian article, Efforts to pass the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act Resume. Will 2020 be different? The article explains that the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act, or MONA, would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes in the Missouri Human Rights Act. The article…

Professor Schmitz participates in roundtable about augmented intelligence in the courts

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was one of a small group at an invite-only roundtable on “Augmented Intelligence (AI) in the Courts” with the National Center for State Courts. The meeting included judges, court leaders, academics, and business leaders with expertise in law and technology. Specifically, the discussions focused on how AI is transforming and will continue to transform law, including…