All posts by Sarah Cole

Andrea Kupfer Schneider Selected as the 2017 Recipient of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work

I am very proud of our co-blogger, Andrea Schneider, just selected to receive the 2017 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work. The announcement is here: http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/dispute_resolution/spr2017/osw_award2017.authcheckdam.pdf Andrea is truly an outstanding scholar as well as a colleague and friend to many. Congratulations, Andrea!

NLRB Class Action Waiver Case to be Heard by the Supreme Court

Hot off the presses: The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to consider whether the National Labor Relations Board is correct in its interpretation that arbitration agreements are illegal under federal labor law if they contain class action waivers, setting the stage for an issue that has divided various circuit courts. This is a topic of … Continue reading NLRB Class Action Waiver Case to be Heard by the Supreme Court

ABA Administrative Law Section Encourages Trump Administration to Utilize ADR

From the Notice and Comment blog: “In A Report to the President-Elect of the United States 2016, the ABA’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice calls attention to the opportunity to enhance to the efficiency of, and satisfaction with, the outcomes of agency adjudications by expanding the government’s commitment to using ADR techniques.” For … Continue reading ABA Administrative Law Section Encourages Trump Administration to Utilize ADR

Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution hosts “Philosophy, Technology, and ADR: Examining Development in Dispute Resolution Systems” on November 4th at Moritz

On November 4, 2016, The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution hosts “Philosophy, Technology, and ADR: Examining Development in Dispute Resolution Systems”, (register here; details here) a Symposium in honor of our late Dean Chris Fairman. The symposium line-up is cutting-edge and reflective: • Moritz negotiation Professor Katrina Lee will host the morning conversation with … Continue reading Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution hosts “Philosophy, Technology, and ADR: Examining Development in Dispute Resolution Systems” on November 4th at Moritz

Mediator Marya Cody Kolman to give Lawrence Lecture at Moritz on September 21

Marya Cody Kolman–former Association for Conflict Resolution President, Director of Mediation Services for the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch, and adjunct professor in negotiations at Moritz College of Law—will deliver Moritz’s Annual Lawrence Lecture at noon in Moritz’s Saxbe Auditorium. If you are in Columbus, register here: … Continue reading Mediator Marya Cody Kolman to give Lawrence Lecture at Moritz on September 21

Ninth Circuit joins Seventh Circuit in Rejecting Employment Class Action Waivers under the NLRA

From Reuters: “Ernst & Young LLP cannot require its employees to give up their rights to pursue work-related claims together, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday, giving a major boost to the U.S. National Labor Relations Board’s campaign against so-called class action waivers. Companies have increasingly included provisions in employment contracts forcing workers to … Continue reading Ninth Circuit joins Seventh Circuit in Rejecting Employment Class Action Waivers under the NLRA

ABA Arbitration and Negotiation Competitions — Sign up today!

The ABA sponsors and runs two ADR-related student competitions – the Arbitration Competition and the Negotiation Competition. These competition teams are a terrific way to provide skills training to students and for them to learn by doing. Coaching these teams has made me a much better classroom teacher. The Arbitration Competition simulates a realistic arbitration … Continue reading ABA Arbitration and Negotiation Competitions — Sign up today!

Department of Justice Community Relations Service is hiring!

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Community Relations Service (CRS) is seeking to hire highly qualified Regional Directors for various Regional Offices. CRS has responsibility for assisting state and local units of government, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, incidents, and civil disorders, and in restoring racial … Continue reading Department of Justice Community Relations Service is hiring!