Category Archives: Public Policy

ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Seeking Law School Intern

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is seeking a law student intern for the Summer 2015.  Section interns focus on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) research under supervision of an attorney.  Duties may include: Researching emerging critical issues Conducting needs assessment and systems design for dispute resolution processes Research the use of ADR in institutions such as … Continue reading ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Seeking Law School Intern

Student Writing Competition About Ferguson and Related Events

My colleague, S.I. Strong, is coordinating a student writing competition about the events in Ferguson as follows: The University of Missouri is sponsoring a student writing competition analyzing the events in Ferguson (and elsewhere) from a dispute resolution / conflicts resolution perspective, as described on the competition website.  The deadline is relatively soon — February … Continue reading Student Writing Competition About Ferguson and Related Events

On “Forced” Arbitration

Over the past year or so, critics of consumer and employment arbitration have coined a new term for what ADR scholars have historically called mandatory pre-dispute arbitration: “forced arbitration.” The most prominent example appears in the recent film produced by the Alliance for Justice titled Lost in the Fine Print. Narrated by Robert Reich, the movie draws on … Continue reading On “Forced” Arbitration

AFJ/SALT Reception at AALS to Screen “Lost in the Fine Print”

The Alliance for Justice and SALT will host a reception at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 3 in conjunction with the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The reception will feature a screening of the short film Lost in the Fine Print: Examining the Impact of Forced Arbitration. The film will be followed by brief comments … Continue reading AFJ/SALT Reception at AALS to Screen “Lost in the Fine Print”

Industry Response to Consumer Arbitration Study

Alan Kaplinsky and Mark Levin, Ballard Spahr attorneys writing on their CFPB Monitor blog, have offered their initial thoughts on the study of consumer understanding of arbitration agreements that my St. John’s colleagues and I recently posted. My colleague Jeff Sovern has posted a full response at the Consumer Law & Policy Blog. I’ll just add … Continue reading Industry Response to Consumer Arbitration Study

Call for Papers – Elder Dispute Resolution

Lisa Blomgren Amsler (Indiana) sends alog this call for papers from Conflict Resolution Quarterly. ———————- Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict management and dispute resolution fields to promote more effective professional applications. Conflict Resolution Quarterly is sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution. This call for … Continue reading Call for Papers – Elder Dispute Resolution