Student Honors & Awards

Nancy H. Rogers Prize in Dispute Resolution Scholarship

Rogers Prize 2014

This prize was created in 1999 by an anonymous donor, with the stipulation that it be named in honor of Nancy H. Rogers, who, at that time, was the Joseph S. Platt-Porter Wright Morris & Arthur Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Dispute Resolution.

Each year, the award recognizes two students who, in the judgment of a committee of faculty members who teach dispute resolution, wrote research papers on a dispute resolution topic that, in the donor’s language, “reflect the analytical rigor and intellectual breadth associated with highly-regarded scholarly contributions.”

  • 2015 First Prize: Collin Flake (’15) Third Party Funding in Domestic Arbitration: Champerty or Social Utility?
  • 2015 Second Prize: Avery Schumacher (’16) Hospital Ombuds: Theory, Implications, and a Suggestion for Universal Implementation
  • 2014 First Prize: Adam Philipp (’14) Turkey: A Viable Broker of Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?
  • 2014 Second Prize: Sarah Pomeroy (’15) The Arusha Accords: Parties at the Mediation Table Make All the Difference
  • 2014 Special Recognition: Brittany Doggett (’13), Katie Mayer (’13) & Whitney Siehl (’13) Starting A Human Trafficking/Solicitation Docket
  • 2013 First Prize: Elizabeth Wiseman (’13) Time to Settle Up: A Proposal for Redesigning Consumer Debt Mediation Systems in the Courts
  • 2013 Second Prize: Elizabeth McClear (’14) Empathy: Why Mediation Should Use the Lodestar of Human Behavior to Inform Design and Finely Tailor the Forum to the Fuss
  • 2012 First Prize: David Moritz (’12) and Nikki Baszynski (’13), SPEAK: A Dispute System Design for Solving Identity-Based Conflict at the Moritz College of Law
  • 2012 Second Prize: Nikki Baszynski (’13) School Based Racial Discrimination: A New Path
  • 2012 Honorable Mention: Amanda Zerhusen (’12) Who Has Responsibility to Protect the Palestinians?
  • 2011 First Prize: Alexandra Wolfe (’11), The Power of the Written Word: The Need for Reasoned Written Arbitration Opinions
  • 2011 Second Prize: William Froehlich (’11), Deviating from Cy Pres with Mediation
  • 2011 Honorable Mention: Katie Linehan (’12), The Gacaca Courts: A Mediator’s Perspective
  • 2010 First Prize: Ryan Smith (’11): Good Faith A La Carte: A Cafeteria-Style Approach to Defining Participation Standards in Contractual Compulsory Mediation Clauses
  • 2010 Second Prize: Joseph Lipps (’11): The Path Toward A Federal Mediation Privilege: Approaches Toward: Creating Consistency For A Mediation Privilege In Federal Courts
  • 2009 First Prize: Susan Landrum (’09): Ohio Courts and Unconscionability in Arbitration Agreements
  • 2009 Honorable Mention: Erin Butcher-Lyden (’10): Uncertain Terrain: Are Materials Prepared for Mediation Protected from Disclosure in Litigation and Richard (Rick) Miller (’10): A Mediation Lost: Was Haig Hexed?
  • 2008 First Prize: Lauren LaRochelle (’08): Access to Justice: An Analysis of the Debate over Sharia Arbitration in Ontario
  • 2008 Second Prize: Michelle Mann (’09): The Impact of State Law on the Advantageousness of Mediation for Same Sex Couples in Custody Disputes
  • 2007 First Prize: David Shelton (’07): Keeping End-of-Life Decisions Away from Courts after Thirty Years of Failure: Bio-ethical Mediation as an Alternative for Resolving End-of-Life Disputes, 31 Hamline L. Rev. 103 (2008)
  • 2007 Second Prize: Seth Linnick (’07): Solving the Nonlawyer Mediator Dilemma: The Need for Flexible Unauthorized Practice Standards
  • 2006 First Prize: Leslie Siegel (’06): Game Time Decisions: An Analysis of Arbitration at the Olympics
  • 2006 Second Prize: Sarah C. McCarty (’06): The Role of Mediation in Economic Development Disputes


James B. Boskey Essay Contest: Law Division, Student Scholarship

Awarded by Dispute Resolution Section of American Bar Association


Center for Public Resources Award for Excellence in ADR: Student Articles




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