Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution

2009 Symposium

The Future of ADR: Incorporating Dispute Resolution Into Society
February 19, 2009 | Barrister Club
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

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Keynote Speaker

Nancy RogersNancy Rogers

Nancy H. Rogers is a law professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Professor Rogers served as Ohio attorney general from May 28, 2008 to Jan. 6, 2009, when she re-joined the law faculty. She was dean of the Moritz College of Law from 2001 to 2008. Just prior to that, she served two years as the university's vice provost for academic administration. Professor Rogers also served as the president of the Association of American Law Schools in 2007.

Professor Rogers' awards include the Ohio State Bar Association's Ohio Bar Medal in 2008, the national Mortar Board Alumni Achievement Award in 2008, the YWCA of Columbus Woman of Achievement Award in 2008, the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution's D'Alemberte-Raven Award in 2002 for outstanding achievements and contributions to the field of dispute resolution, the Ohio State Bar Foundation's Ritter Award in 1998 for outstanding contributions to the administration of justice, the American Arbitration Association's Whitney North Seymour, Sr. Medal in 1990 for outstanding contributions in the dispute resolution field, and the CPR Legal Program Book Prize in 1987 and in 1989.


Jerome Barrett
Jerome Barrett, MA, EdD, is an arbiter and mediator working in the field of labor-management disputes. He has consulted in 26 different countries. Jerome also writes a history column for ADResolution and serves as the historian for SPIDR, FMCS/USCS, and ADR. Jerome's recent book, A History of ADR, traces the evolution of the dispute resolution.

Phyllis Bernard
Phyllis Bernard, MA, JD, is a professor at Oklahoma City University School of Law. She is the founding and current director of the OCU Center on Alternative Dispute Resolution and for 10 years directed the Early Settlement Central Mediation program, the court-annexed ADR program for Oklahoma, Canadian, and Cleveland Counties. At OCU, Phyllis teaches alternative dispute resolution, administrative law, legal ethics, comparative law, corporation and business ethics, and globalization and human rights.

Benjamin Davis
Benjamin Davis, JD-MBA, is an associate professor at the University of Toledo College of Law, teaching in the areas of contracts, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, public international law, and international business transactions. Ben previously served as director, conference programmer, and manager of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France and as American legal counsel for the secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration. He is the creator of fast-track international commercial arbitration and the International Competitions for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR).

John Lande
John Lande, JD, MS, PhD, is the Isidor Loeb professor and director of the LL.M. Program in Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. John currently serves as a mediation trainer, presenter, discussion leader, and role-play coach for a variety of organizations, including the American Bar Association and the Family Mediation Institute. John is an innovative mediator, professor, and presenter and is widely published in his field.

David Larson
David Larson, JD, LLM, a senior fellow at Hamline's Dispute Resolution Institute, teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR and Technology, Arbitration, Torts, Employment Discrimination Law, Employment Law, and Labor Law. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment (CCH Inc.), served as an arbitrator for the Omaha Tribe, was a hearing examiner for the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, and currently is an arbitrator for the National Arbitration Forum.

Julie Macfarlane
Dr. Julie Macfarlane is a full professor at the University of Windsor. Dr. Macfarlane devotes the other half of her time to her consulting practice which offers conflict resolution service, training, facilitation and systems design for a range of public and private sector clients. Dr. Macfarlane's new book, The New Lawyer: How Settlement is Transforming the Practice of Law, evaluates the currently evolving role of practitioners.

Michael Moffitt
Michael Moffitt, JD, is the associate dean for academic affairs, the James O. and Alfred T. Goodwin senior faculty fellow, and an associate professor at the University of Oregon School of Law. He is also the associate director of the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center at the University of Oregon. He was formerly a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School and served as the clinical supervisor of the Harvard Mediation Program. He continues to teach executive education courses each year through Harvard Law School's Program of Instruction for Lawyers.

Don Philbin
Don Philbin, JD, LLM, MBA, has resolved disputes and crafted deals for more than 20 years as a commercial litigator, general counsel, and president of a $100 MM-plus communications and technology-related companies. He has mediated more than 200 matters guiding parties through unique processes designed to reduce barriers to efficient outcomes in a number of substantive areas, including business disputes and personal injury claims, dissolutions of corporate, marital, and probate estates, resolution of consumer, and employment disputes, as well as real estate and construction matters.

Jean Sternlight
Jean Sternlight, JD, is the Saltman professor of law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law. Professor Sternlight focuses her writing and teaching on procedure, both litigation and alternatives thereto, focusing substantial attention on attacking the imposition of mandatory arbitration on consumers and employees. Professor Sternlight also serves as the director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at Boyd School of Law.

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