Tag Archives: Arbitration

Purdue Global Agrees to End Use of Mandatory Arbitration for Student Complaints

I received the following email from Bill V. Mullen, Professor of American Studies, Purdue University, Vice-president of Purdue AAUP: American Association of University Professors members in Indiana have won another victory to reclaim Purdue University for students, not corporate profit. After mounting pressure from an Indiana AAUP statewide campaign, the Kaplan-run Purdue University Global has … Continue reading Purdue Global Agrees to End Use of Mandatory Arbitration for Student Complaints

S.I. Strong Won Her Fourth CPR Award for Best Article of 2018

My colleague S.I. Strong received the Outstanding Professional Article Award for 2018 from the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) for her article, Truth in a Post-Truth Society: How Sticky Defaults, Status Quo Bias, and the Sovereign Prerogative Influence the Perceived Legitimacy of International Arbitration, 2018 Univ. of Ill. L. Rev. 533 (2018).  … Continue reading S.I. Strong Won Her Fourth CPR Award for Best Article of 2018

Best Practices in International Arbitration Symposium on March 13

From BGOI Richard Peterson: USC’s Judge Judith O. Hollinger Program in Alternative Dispute Resolution is sponsoring the USC/JAMS Fourth Annual Symposium: Best Practices in International Arbitration. Network with dispute resolution industry experts and earn MCLE credit at our 4th Annual USC Gould/JAMS Arbitration Symposium.  The symposium will take place at USC Gould on March 13, … Continue reading Best Practices in International Arbitration Symposium on March 13

Use of Arbitration Agreement to Silence Omarosa

Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former Trump White House aide, just published a tell-all book and the Trump campaign filed an arbitration action alleging that she broke a 2016 confidentiality agreement. According to this Washington Post article, “Initially, [White House Counsel Donald] McGahn told Trump he would not draft or give aides the [non-disclosure agreements] because … Continue reading Use of Arbitration Agreement to Silence Omarosa

Stone Soup Assessments: Farkas Arbitration, Tetunic Clinic, and Fowler, Keet & Baerg, and Newman & Roger Negotiation Courses

Here is a collection of more assessments of Stone Soup course assignments.  This again demonstrates how faculty have been creative in crafting a wide variety of learning experiences that fit their instructional goals and situations. Many colleagues wish they had students do these assignments earlier in the semester and discuss them in class.  Brian Farkas … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessments: Farkas Arbitration, Tetunic Clinic, and Fowler, Keet & Baerg, and Newman & Roger Negotiation Courses

Ben Davis:  Fun with Technology, Arbitration Clauses and a Mock International Commercial Arbitration

Here’s an exercise that TFOI Ben Davis uses and wants to share. I just came across a tool that might be of interest on building arbitration clauses.  The only thing that I would add would be a reminder about Frederic Eisemann’s article on Pathological Arbitration Clauses (La Clause d’arbitrage pathologique, Commercial Arbitration Essays in Memoriam … Continue reading Ben Davis:  Fun with Technology, Arbitration Clauses and a Mock International Commercial Arbitration

CFPB Arbitration Rule Overturned

From my colleague, Amy Schmitz: This summer, I reported the news that after much study, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had issued its arbitration rule barring the use of arbitration clauses to preclude class actions with respect to financial services and contracts disputes.  The rule would have prohibited banks and other consumer financial companies … Continue reading CFPB Arbitration Rule Overturned

Important Employment Arbitration Cases in the Supreme Court

Although I am not an arbitration guy, even I generally know about the US Supreme Court’s bizarre interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act to shut people out of court. Stanford Law Professor David Freeman Engstrom wrote a useful op-ed in the New York Times explaining why three cases argued in the Supreme Court today are … Continue reading Important Employment Arbitration Cases in the Supreme Court

Fordham’s International Mediation and Arbitration Conferences

From TFOI Jackie Nolan-Haley: Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to invite you to Fordham Law School’s annual ADR Symposium, “International Commercial Mediation: How Culture and Regulation are Affecting the Business and the Practice of Mediation” on November 16, 2017.  You may also be interested in our international arbitration conference which will be held the following … Continue reading Fordham’s International Mediation and Arbitration Conferences

Chance to Support CFPB Arbitration Rule – Sept. 22 Deadline

From Lauren Saunders, Associate Director, National Consumer Law Center: Folks, Thanks so much for signing the letter to the Senate asking it not to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rule prohibiting consumer financial products from having forced arbitration clauses with class action bans and requiring the collection of data on individual arbitrations. I wanted to let you … Continue reading Chance to Support CFPB Arbitration Rule – Sept. 22 Deadline

2017 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

From WFOI Elayne Greenberg: The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s School of Law and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) invite you to participate in the ninth annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon, a competition of competence in the dispute resolution field. The triathlon is the first and only competition to … Continue reading 2017 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

National Academy of Arbitrators Gives Award to Rafael Gely for Arbitration Website

My colleague, Bob Bailey, just passed along the news that our colleague at the University of Missouri, Rafael Gely, just received the David Petersen Award from the National Academy of Arbitrators.  Rafael directs our Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and is a fabulous colleague and leader.  Here’s the announcement of the award, which … Continue reading National Academy of Arbitrators Gives Award to Rafael Gely for Arbitration Website