The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law April 2013
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Moritz Program on Dispute Resolution Heads to Chicago for 2013 ABA Dispute Resolution Conference

A large group of Moritz College of Law dispute resolution faculty, including Professors Ellen Deason, Nancy H. Rogers, and Joseph (“Josh”) Stulberg attended the 15th Annual American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference, held in Chicago on April 3-6, 2013.

Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution Erin Archerd gave a talk on “Special Needs ADR: Lessons for English Language Learners from Special Ed Procedures.” In her presentation, she compared the legal frameworks that exist for students with disabilities with those for students who are English language learners. She then considered ways in which the statutory and non-statutory forms of dispute resolution currently in place for students with disabilities might be used more effectively by the families of students who are English language learners.

Professor Sarah Cole participated in a panel on “Vindicating Statutory Rights in Arbitration - Where Do We Stand Since Concepcion.” The panelists examined the doubt that the Supreme Court’s decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion has cast on whether effective vindication of statutory rights is now available in class action arbitration, and looked at how the American Arbitration Association has reacted to the ruling. Professor Cole also participated in a panel on “Teaching and Writing About ‘Fixing’ the FAA,” which considered various proposals to amend the Federal Arbitration Act or enact other regulatory or statutory measures in light of recent Supreme Court arbitration jurisprudence.

Adjunct Professor James K.L. Lawrence spoke about “Lying, Misrepresenting, Puffing: Ethical and Professional Standards for Negotiators and Mediation Advocates.” The panel, which included Case Western Adjunct Professor Bill Laehy and well-known mediator Michael Lewis, discussed best practices and engaged the audience in interactive discussions about legal issues, ethical standards, and professional obligations of both advocates and neutrals.

Nancy H. Rogers was featured in a video on dispute resolution pedagogy for a series currently being filmed and produced by Dwight Golann of Suffolk University Law School and presented during a panel on “Teaching Mediation Advocacy: Differing Techniques, Side by Side”

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The Caucus, the newsletter published by the Moritz Program on Dispute Resolution, is designed to share ADR news with the Moritz community and beyond, as well as provide Moritz students with information regarding externship and employment opportunities. Questions regarding this publication should be directed to Erin Archerd, Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution.