Student Honors & Awards
Nancy H. Rogers Prize in Dispute Resolution Scholarship
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
- 2015 Honorable Mention: Brian Kelso (’15): Drawing Outside the Lines: Utilizing International Approaches to Resolve Due Process Concerns in Med-Arb
- 2006 Honorable Mention: Michelle Robinson (’06): Mediator Certification: Realizing Its Potentials and Coping With Its Limitations
- 2004 First Prize: Kristen M. Blankley (’04): Confidentiality or Control: Which Will Prevail as Confidentiality and ‘Good Faith’ Negotiation Statutes Collide in Court-Annexed Mediations?
Center for Public Resources Award for Excellence in ADR: Student Articles
- 2011 Prize: Michael Diamond (’11): ‘Energized’ Negotiations: Mediating Disputes Over the Siting of Interstate Electronic Transmission Lines
- 2011 Prize: Nate Mealy (’11): Mediation’s Potential Role in International Cultural Property Disputes
- 2009 First Prize: Kevin Mahoney (’10): Learning from the Mistakes of Others
- 2005 First Prize: Joshua Berry (’06): The Trouble We Have With the Iraqis is US: A Proposal for Alternative Dispute Resolution in the New Iraq
- 2005 Second Prize: Daniel Hendy (’06): Is a Truth Commission the Solution to Restoring Peace in Post-Conflict Iraq?
- 2014 Third Prize, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Symposium Student Writing Competition: Christopher Paul Gordon (’14), “Problem-Solving or Problematic? The Role of the Managerial Judge in Settlement.”
- 2010 First Prize, OSBA Environmental Law Award: Michael Diamond (’11): “The New NIMBY – Using Mediation to Site Ohio’s Wind Farms”
- 2009 First Prize, National Sports Law Student Writing Competition: Adam Primm (’11): “Salary Arbitration Induced Settlement in Major League Baseball: The New Trend”