As always, we post the USNews dispute resolution program specialty rankings here once they’re released, and this year is no different. This year Pepperdine reclaims the top spot from Ohio State. Pepperdine has been ranked number 1 for 12 of the last 13 years !!! 1 Pepperdine 2 Ohio State 3 Harvard and Missouri (tie) … Continue reading Updated: 2018 US News Dispute Resolution Rankings in their entirety
A month after having a proposed settlement agreement fall apart, the University of Houston and South Texas College of Law – Houston have settled their dispute over South Texas’ attempt over the summer to rename itself the Houston College of Law. Litigation over the name change had been in the University of Houston’s favor, and … Continue reading University of Houston and South Texas Resolve Naming Dispute
Earlier this week FOI Nancy Welsh (Penn State – Dickinson) and current Chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section sent out the following solicitation about the soon to be implemented International Dispute Resolution Resource Center. The solicitation reads as follows: The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, long active in supporting initiatives aimed at fostering the … Continue reading ABA DR Section – Seeking a Host for the International Dispute Resolution Resource Center
In this article, PreLaw Magazine claims to have “graded all schools based on curricular offerings.” Who knows what that means or what the criteria are. So, for what it’s worth, here’s a listing of the schools receiving the top grades in the order in which they’re listed: Cardozo – A+ Pepperdine – A+ Missouri – … Continue reading PreLaw Magazine grades law school’s based on ADR Curricula
Frequent readers of this site will remember the kerfuffle resulting from the South Texas College of Law’s renaming to the Houston College of Law over the summer. To protect the brand of the University of Houston Law Center, the University of Houston filed a trademark infringement suit against South Texas and received a TRO requiring … Continue reading The Naming Dispute Continues: University of Houston and South Texas heading to mediation
For those of you who have students interested in ADR as a first career Susan Yates from RSI has an opportunity for them. Specifically, they are seeking a Resource Center Director to collect, analyze, synthesize and publicize useful resources about court ADR. The job posting is here. Good luck !!
While not a dispute resolution post, I’ve been asked to spread the word, so . . . . We at Arizona State are seeking a clinician to design and direct a general civil litigation clinic (job posting here). Specifically, the position’s requirements are: designing a general civil litigation clinic at the law school; teaching students … Continue reading Arizona State Seeks Civil Litigation Clinician
Over at his arbitration blog, Imre Szalai (Loyola-New Orleans) looks at Judge Gorsuch’s arbitration jurisprudence and suggests there’s some hope for those who find the Supreme Court’s FAA jurisprudence lacking. His conclusion: If Gorsuch is willing to apply such a piercing, textual analysis to the FAA (and convince his new colleagues to do so), the … Continue reading Szalai on Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch and Arbitration Law