All posts by Art Hinshaw

Shestowsky – When Ignorance Is Not Bliss

FOI Donna Shestowsky (UC Davis) has a forthcoming piece in the Harv. Neg. L. Rev. entitled When Ignorance Is Not Bliss: An Empirical Study of Litigants’ Awareness of Court-Sponsored Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs.  She gave a talk about her findings in this paper at the Court Connected portion of last week’s ABA Dispute Resolution Spring … Continue reading Shestowsky – When Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Aragaki – The Dao of Friendly Skies

FOI Hiro Aragaki (Loyola-LA) provides his thoughts on last week’s United Airlines debacle. In the past week the Internet went ablaze with news reports of United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao’s merciless ejection from a Louisville-bound flight.  Members of the AALS Contracts list serve picked the incident apart from multiple perspectives—breach of contract (by whom?), … Continue reading Aragaki – The Dao of Friendly Skies

Zimmerman: The Bellwether Settlement

Adam Zimmerman (Loyola) recently posted his article The Bellwether Settlement on SSRN which will soon be appearing in the Fordham Law Review and should appeal to readers of this blog.  From the abstract: This Article examines the use of bellwether mediation in mass litigation. Bellwether mediations are different from “bellwether trials,” a practice where parties … Continue reading Zimmerman: The Bellwether Settlement

Save the Date – 11th Annual Works-in-Progress Conference

As the semester ends and a lot of us are planning our summer research and writing, please keep in mind that the 11th Annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference will be October 20th and 21st, at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in downtown Phoenix in the new … Continue reading Save the Date – 11th Annual Works-in-Progress Conference

Updated: 2018 US News Dispute Resolution Rankings in their entirety

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

University of Houston and South Texas Resolve Naming Dispute

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

ABA DR Section – Seeking a Host for the International Dispute Resolution Resource Center

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