Professor Joseph B. “Josh” Stulberg, the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) at The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law, is the 2019 recipient of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work. This award honors individuals whose body of scholarship over his or her career has contributed significantly to the field of dispute resolution.
One of the nation’s pre-eminent mediator trainers, Professor Stulberg is the only individual to participate in conducting mediator training for the U.S. Attorney General’s original Neighborhood Justice Center programs in Atlanta, Kansas City, and Los Angeles. He has trained nearly 10,000 people across the nation and the world to serve in court, agency-based, or community-based dispute resolution programs. Professor Stulberg h as published more than 60 articles in professional journals on theoretical, policy, and practice issues in dispute resolution. In addition, he co-founded and serves on the steering committee for the Moritz College of Law Divided Community Project.
The Program on Dispute Resolution at Moritz, with this recognition for Professor Stulberg, becomes the recipient of all three major awards offered by the ABA’s Section of Dispute Resolution. In 2002, Nancy Hardin Rogers, Emeritus Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Director of the Program on Law and Leadership, received the D’Alemberte-Raven Award, the section’s highest honor recognizing outstanding service in dispute resolution. In 2018, the Divided Community Project received the John W. Cooley Lawyer as Problem Solver Award, which recognizes an individual member of the legal profession and/or institution who has exhibited extraordinary skill in either promoting the concept of the lawyer as problem-solver or resolving individual, institutional, community, state, national, or international problems.
“I’m honored and humbled to receive such a special award,” said Stulberg “I’m also very proud to be part of the college’s Program on Dispute Resolution and the important work we’re doing to create constructive conversations that can yield tangible results and, hopefully, have a meaningful impact on communities.”
The Scholarly Work Award will be presented to Professor Stulberg on April 13th, 2019 during the Legal Educators Colloquium Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as part of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Spring Conference.