April 13, 2012

2012 Works-in-Progress Conference at Ohio State — More Information!

By Sarah Cole

As promised, here are more details about the upcoming Works-in-Progress Conference. If you attend the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Conference next week, please stop by the Ohio State University Journal of Dispute Resolution to speak with our Symposium Editors about the conference.

The Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Dispute Resolution’s Sixth Annual Works-in-Progress Conference for scholars, professors, practitioners, and researchers involved in dispute resolution will be hosted by The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on Nov. 9-10, 2012. The conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio — the state capital and an easily accessible and centrally located city with plenty of transportation, hotel, restaurant, and entertainment options for WIP Conference attendees.

The WIP Conference is an invaluable opportunity for scholars in the dispute resolution field to meet others from across the county who also are teaching and researching in dispute resolution. The WIP Conference is committed to enabling any interested alternative dispute resolution scholar to present on his or her topic, regardless of the subject or amount of research. The host of the conference, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, is home to one of the top ADR programs in the nation, as well as many prominent ADR faculty, such as professors Nancy Rogers, Joseph Stulberg, Sarah Cole, Ellen Deason, and Amy Cohen.

This year’s WIP Conference will present a unique opportunity for both junior and senior faculty interested in publication. In addition to the traditional presentations, faculty members may submit a well-developed proposal of approximately 1,000 words for a paper they would present at the conference. If selected for inclusion, these faculty members would submit a full draft of the paper before the conference, and junior faculty would be assigned an experienced faculty member in the field of ADR as a commenter at the conference. Papers selected for this opportunity may then be included in the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, the official journal of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and the most cited journal in the field.

Initial 1,000-word proposals should be submitted for consideration by May 25, 2012 to WorksInProgressOSU@gmail.com. Authors will be notified of selection for inclusion by June 25. Faculty interested in speaking only should also email a brief description of their topics to this address. For further information, please feel free to contact Lindsay Nichols or Kristine Murphy at WorksInProgressOSU@gmail.com.

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