Faculty Scholarship Digest

Nancy Hardin Rogers



Nancy Rogers, Introduction: The Next Phase for Dispute Resolution in Law Schools: Less Growth, More Change, 25 OHIO ST. J. ON DISP. RES. 1 (2010).

In this introduction to a symposium on the future of dispute resolution in law schools, Nancy notes that the teaching of dispute resoltion in law school’s has reached a plateau as a mainstream course. To those scholars who were there at the beginning—twenty-five years ago when the subject barely had a “toehold”—Nancy explains that its current status could represent both the achievement of a very substantial goal and perhaps a minor disappointment to those who hoped to teach ADR to every law student.

In addition to describing the future seen by each of the contributors to the symposium, Nancy argues that given the number of legal and policy issues in ADR, the articles reveal “the teaching of dispute resolution should include more than skills training” and address those issues. At the same time, Nancy recognizes that law schools may nonetheless “look to dispute resolution teaching primarily to meet goals for skills learning since they offer many courses on law and policy.”