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Rogers honored for lifetime achievement in ADR

February 25, 2014 | Faculty

Nancy Hardin Rogers, professor emeritus of law, was honored with the prestigious James F. Henry Award from the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR).

The institute is an independent nonprofit organization comprised of global corporations, law firms, scholars, and public institutions dedicated to the principles of commercial conflict prevention and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Rogers received the award, on Feb. 20 at a ceremony held at the Charleston Place, Charleston, South Carolina, for her lifelong leadership, innovation, and sustaining commitment to the field of ADR, and in particular, her work on the development of the Uniform Mediation Act.

Rogers has an illustrious career in the field of ADR. She has co-authored an award-winning treatise on mediation; the leading textbook about dispute resolution, which is in its sixth edition; and a textbook on dispute system and process design. She served as the dean of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law until 2008, when she was asked to serve as Ohio Attorney General. She was president of the Association of American Law Schools, the national educational association of 176 law schools and the academic society for law teachers, in 2007.

Her list of awards and achievements is great and includes a gubernatorial appointment as one of Ohio’s five commissioners on the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws and a presidential appointment to the board of directors of the Legal Services Corporation.

To read more about her award, please visit the CPR website.