I’m in the process of finishing up an article inspired by a horrific local mediator who, as a result of his “mediation” actions, now resides in the state penitentiary. I’ll be posting more about the article and the mediator’s actions after the piece is finished and submitted for publication. That said, presumably there are numerous … Continue reading Mediator Horror Stories
From the publisher of Transnational Dispute Management: The Wilson Center will host a panel to examine practical suggestions for reform of the current system of resolving international investment treaty disputes. The increase in cases against States and their challenge to public policy measures has generated a strong debate, usually framed by complaints about a perceived … Continue reading Upcoming conference on investor-state dispute settlement system design
Hearty congratulations to fellow blogger, Cynthia Alkon, who was recently elected to the position of Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Dispute Resolution. Cynthia will be planning our next program at the annual AALS Conference, among other things. Congrats, Cynthia!
Does ADR include trials? I know, I know. This sounds like another one of my dumb questions. Although I have a pretty broad conception of DR, my initial reaction was that trial is one of the few procedures I would exclude from DR. As described below, on reflection, I probably would include trials. More importantly, … Continue reading What is (A)DR About?
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
Welcome (back) to our new look at Indisputably.org. On behalf of all of us, I want to wish you a Happy New Year and start of the spring semester. We are redesigning our blog with the new year and looking forward to your feedback and participation. We launched this blog in September, 2007 with the … Continue reading Our New Look At Indisputably
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