Works in Progress Registration is Open!!!

Hi everyone–as I’ve already posted, we are delighted to host the 10th Annual AALS Works-in-Progress conference at Marquette.  The conference will start Thursday night, September 22nd and end after lunch on Saturday, September 24th.  The webpage is located here. As many of the readers on this blog know, the AALS Works-in-Progress is a wonderful opportunity for dispute … Continue reading Works in Progress Registration is Open!!!

The Brave New World of Consumer Redress in the EU and the UK

This is an excerpt of an article appearing the ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine by Pablo Cortes –thanks much to him for summarizing this for us.  You can read the entire article here. At some point, all of us have complaints against merchants and businesses, but are the courts the best place to resolve those disagreements? … Continue reading The Brave New World of Consumer Redress in the EU and the UK

Grande Lum Joins Moritz’s Divided Community Project as Director–Website Launched

Months ago I started a series of posts about Moritz’s newly-launched Divided Community Project (part 1; part 2) (some versions of Internet Explorer have trouble with this website–the project is working out the kinks). The Project aims to strengthen community efforts to transform division into action and focuses on how communities can respond constructively to … Continue reading Grande Lum Joins Moritz’s Divided Community Project as Director–Website Launched

New website with resources for educators in international dispute resolution

  From Professors Gomez (FIU) and Strong (Missouri): The Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, International Dispute Resolution Resources for Legal Educators.  The goal of this project is to gather, classify, and disseminate syllabi, notes, exercises, exams, and other original teaching materials prepared by international arbitration teachers … Continue reading New website with resources for educators in international dispute resolution

Mashburn on Mediation in Open Adoption Cases

Probably like most faculty who read this blog, at my school, we are very proud of our students (or most of them, anyway).  We want to let people know of their good work, so we are highlighting some of their publications in our Journal of Dispute Resolution. I am starting with an excellent comment by … Continue reading Mashburn on Mediation in Open Adoption Cases

Is ODR ADR? Reflections of an ADR Founder from 15th ODR Conference

From FOI Carrie Menkel-Meadow who posted this originally on the Law, Technology, and Access to Justice Blog here.   A really interesting overview–enjoy! Attending the 15th annual gathering (in The Hague, Netherlands, 22-3 May 2016) of those who design, implement and use online dispute resolution (ODR) I am left asking the question do ODR and ‘A’ … Continue reading Is ODR ADR? Reflections of an ADR Founder from 15th ODR Conference

Seventh Circuit Protects Employees’ Right to Bring Collective Actions, Despite Arbitral Waiver

From FOI Jean Sternlight: The Seventh Circuit has just issued a very important decision, Lewis v. Epic Systems Corp., banning the use of an arbitral class/collective action prohibition in a non-unionized wage and hour claim. The decision is based on Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, which protects the right of all employees, … Continue reading Seventh Circuit Protects Employees’ Right to Bring Collective Actions, Despite Arbitral Waiver