All posts by Jill Gross

Call for Proposals: AALS ADR Works-in-Progress Conference

I am pleased to circulate a Call for Proposals for the AALS-ADR annual Works-in-Progress Conference: The AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section is seeking a host for the 11th Annual Works-in-Progress Conference to take place in the fall of 2017.  The WIP Conference has become one of the “must attends” in the ADR academic field.  Previous … Continue reading Call for Proposals: AALS ADR Works-in-Progress Conference

AALS ADR Section’s Smooth and Tweetless Transition of Leadership

Unlike other transitions taking place across the country these days, I am pleased to report that the AALS ADR Section has successfully, peacefully and without tweet transitioned its leadership from fellow blogger and Academic Dean Cynthia Alkon (Texas A&M) to me (Jill Gross, Pace).  On behalf of the Section, thank you Cynthia for your service … Continue reading AALS ADR Section’s Smooth and Tweetless Transition of Leadership

AALS ADR Program in SF on Comparative Commercial Arbitration

If you are planning to attend the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco next week, please join me at the ADR Section’s program (co-sponsored by the Section on Comparative Law) — Comparative Commercial Arbitration: U.S., Asia, Europe, and Latin America — on Friday, January 6, at 1:30pm, in Golden Gate 6 at the Hilton. I … Continue reading AALS ADR Program in SF on Comparative Commercial Arbitration

Article Asks Whether Arbitrators are Human

This audience might be interested in reading an article that appeared in the December 2016 volume of the Journal of Empirical Studies entitled “Are Arbitrators Human?”  Authored by a Ph.D. candidate in human development (Rebecca K. Helm, Cornell), a federal magistrate judge (Judge Andrew J. Wistrich, CD Cal.), and a law professor (Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, … Continue reading Article Asks Whether Arbitrators are Human

FINRA Dispute Resolution Makes Great Progress on Implementing Task Force Recommendations

In December 2015, a FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force issued its Final Report and Recommendations for improvements to the administration of its forum and its ADR processes.  (See my earlier blog post about it here.  The Report contained 51 separate recommendations. Earlier this month, FINRA posted a draft Status Report detailing the progress FINRA has made … Continue reading FINRA Dispute Resolution Makes Great Progress on Implementing Task Force Recommendations