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Online Dispute Resolution’s Potential to Increase Accessibility to Justice for Individuals with Disabilities

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Allison Hose To view the article in a pdf form, click here I. Introduction Online Dispute Resolution can allow people who use computers to communicate to participate in the dispute resolution process more directly; thus, it is likely that use of these technologies would increase accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Online Dispute Resolution (hereinafter ODR) […]

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Lessening the Burden of Student Loan Debt Through Mediation & Negotiation

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Tom Donadio As of 2019, a staggering 1.5 trillion dollars in student loan debt loan debt currently looms over individuals all over the United States. [1] Individuals in their twenties are less financially independent now than in the 1980s. For years society considered getting an education the first step in ensuring a secure financial future. […]

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The Rise of Electronic Dispute Resolution Processes: A Summary of a Recent Look into Online Dispute Resolution

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Dafna Lavi, Til Death Do Us Part: Online Mediation as an Answer to Divorce Cases Involving Violence, 16 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 253 (2015). Summary and Analysis by Anna Grushetsky   In “Til Death Do Us Part: Online Mediation as an Answer to Divorce Cases Involving Violence,” Lavi explores the potential benefits of using electronic […]

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Highlighting Coverage of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ghana

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 Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, Mediation and Access to Justice in Africa: Perspectives from Ghana, 21 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 59 (2015). Summary and Analysis by Anna Grushetsky             Some African countries are experiencing what scholars have dubbed civil justice “revolutions.” [1]   Specifically, these countries are embracing previously overlooked forms of alternative dispute resolution (hereinafter “A.D.R.”) processes.[2]  Nolan-Haley […]

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Student Note

Sentencing Circles as an Alternative Method of Sentencing in Ohio

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Anna Crisp* I. Introduction Over ten years ago, two men in their early twenties stole a fire truck in Kenny Lake, Alaska.[1] Both intoxicated at the time of the theft, they set it on fire.[2] It was the only fire truck around for miles.[3] Most judges would find a sentence simple to impose in a […]

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Negotiation & Arbitration Take Center Court: Highlighting The New York Times’ Coverage of the N.B.A. Salary Cap

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 Thomas Donadio J.D. Candidate, Moritz College of Law 2020   On June 29, 2019, the N.B.A. issued a concise statement providing its 2019-20 season salary cap. This salary cap became effective on July 1, 2019.[1] The N.B.A.’s brief message stands in sharp contrast to the convoluted, exception-riddled 650-page collective bargaining agreement which defines the terms […]

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Summary of Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, 139 S. Ct. 1407 (2019)

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Anna Grushetsky J.D. Candidate, Moritz College of Law 2020 Earlier this year, the Supreme Court took up the availability of class arbitration for employees.  This issue has been a divisive one for employers, employees, businesses, and the courts for years.  Some of the disagreement stems from the unclear language of such agreements.  In 2011, the […]

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Practitioner Insights

Summary of: “Common Law vs. Civil Law in International Arbitration: The Beginning or the End?”[1]

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Mari Vanhanen L.L.M. Candidate, Moritz College of Law 2020 The Rules on the Efficient Conduct of Proceedings in International Arbitration (the “Prague Rules”) were made available for signing on December 14, 2018.[2] In Common Law vs. Civil Law in International Arbitration: The Beginning or the End?, Professor Klaus Peter Berger explores whether the Prague Rules […]

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Alternative Dispute Resolution for Young Offenders: Moving from Punishment to Cooperation

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Zach Maria J.D. Candidate, Moritz College of Law 2020 Introduction “Our current criminal justice system has no provision for restorative justice, in which an offender confronts the damage they have done and tries to make it right for the people they have harmed. […] Instead, our system of ‘corrections’ is about arm’s-length revenge and retribution.”[1] […]

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