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2008

Apr. 10, 2008
Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution

Is our commitment to Alternative Dispute Resolution consistent with our commitment to democracy? Particularly in the public dispute resolution field - which encompasses efforts to mediate land use disputes, environmental controversies, battles over the content of regulations, and many other disagreements over policy and resource allocation - there is concern that ad hoc efforts to generate agreement among self-appointed stakeholders are anti-democratic. For thirty years Professor Susskind has observed complex public dispute resolution efforts around the world, often serving as a mediator himself. His views on the democratic or anti-democratic nature of public dispute resolution efforts may surprise you.

Mar. 14, 2008
Online Consultation and Public Policy Making: Democracy, Identity, and New Media

E-Government is the government's ability to influence its relationship with citizens through information technology. The Moritz College of Law will provide participants with the ability to discuss some of the legal and policy issues surrounding e-government with a number of scholarly experts.

Mar. 7, 2008
Marry Me and Make Me Rich: Franchise Law in the 21st Century

The Ohio State University Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal's 2008 Symposium, "Marry Me and Make Me Rich: Franchise Law in the 21st Century," will feature expert panelists from the legal practice, business sector, and academia presenting their insights on the current status of franchise law in the United States and abroad. Speakers will focus on both federal and international franchise law, the legal, business, and economic implications of regulation, and considerations regarding the contractual relationships between franchisors and franchisees. The symposium will provide attorneys with an understanding of the intricacies and recent developments in the business and law of franchising. CLE credit has been requested.

Feb. 22, 2008
The School Desegregation Cases and the Uncertain Future of Racial Equality

Concluding its 2006-07 term with a historic ruling on race in public policy, the Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, struck down voluntary integration plans in the public schools of Seattle, Wash., and Louisville, Ky. Although a majority of the Justices ruled in favor of the elimination of race-conscious student assignment policies in elementary and secondary schools except as a last resort, five Justices found that there exists a compelling government interest in addressing the serious harm of racial isolation in our classrooms and communities. The Court's decision has sparked a national conversation over the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, the relationship between race and opportunity, and how to achieve racial integration and fulfill the promise of Brown v. Board of Education.

Feb. 21, 2008
The School Desegregation Cases and the Uncertain Future of Racial Equality

Concluding its 2006-07 term with a historic ruling on race in public policy, the Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, struck down voluntary integration plans in the public schools of Seattle, Wash., and Louisville, Ky. Although a majority of the Justices ruled in favor of the elimination of race-conscious student assignment policies in elementary and secondary schools except as a last resort, five Justices found that there exists a compelling government interest in addressing the serious harm of racial isolation in our classrooms and communities. The Court's decision has sparked a national conversation over the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, the relationship between race and opportunity, and how to achieve racial integration and fulfill the promise of Brown v. Board of Education.

Jan. 24, 2008
The Second Generation of Dispute System Design: Reoccurring Problems and Potential Solutions

Alternative Dispute Resolution has become an increasingly important feature of conflict resolution throughout varying areas of law and policy. Dispute System Design goes beyond specific disputes and dispute resolution mechanisms and instead embraces the broader range of conflicts within an organization in order to address reoccurring conflicts, and provide a pervasive method for problem solving. The role that Dispute Systems have played in responding to traditional litigation's liabilities, expense, delay, and adversarial nature is unquestionable. Several entities both private and public have embraced concepts of dispute system design, both in order to minimize the destructive consequences of litigation, and to capitalize upon the improved communication and conflict handling that is a prominent consequence of an effective dispute system.

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