2016-17 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution

Access to Justice, ADR and the Erosion of Consent

Professor Jacqueline Nolan-Haley

March 9, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. | Saxbe Auditorium 

Over the last four decades, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes have been promoted as efficient tools to improve overburdened court systems and to secure access to justice.  Governments, courts, policymakers, and corporate officers have pushed hard to sell mediation and arbitration, often without regard for the fact that they are overriding the consensual nature of these processes. Professor Nolan-Haley will explore the erosion of consent in ADR processes and offer some reflections on how we should respond.

About Professor Nolan-Haley


Jacqueline Nolan-Haley is a Professor at Fordham Law School where she directs the ADR & Conflict Resolution Program.  She teaches courses in ADR, International Dispute Resolution, Interethnic Conflict Resolution, Catholic Perspectives on Conflict Resolution, and Mediation. Professor Nolan-Haley is a member of the Standing Committee on Mediator Ethical Guidance of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section, and the Ethics Committee of the ABA’s Section on Dispute Resolution. She is chair of the Education Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section, and former Chair of the ADR Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Professor Nolan-Haley’s scholarship focuses on ethical and justice issues related to ADR and international and comparative conflict resolution. Her recent publications include: Designing Systems for Achieving Justice after a Peace Agreement: The Case of Northern Ireland, 13 University of St. Thomas L. Journal (forthcoming 2017); Mediation and Access to Justice in Africa: Perspectives from Ghana, 21 Harvard Negotiation L. Rev. 59 (2016); Mediation: The Best and Worst of Times, 16 Cardozo J. Dispute Resolution 731 (2015); Procedural Justice Beyond Borders: Mediation in Ghana, Harvard Negotiation Law Review Online, (co-author) Alternative Dispute Resolution, 4th edition West Nutshell publications (2013), Judicial Review of Mediated Settlement Agreements: Improving Mediation with Consent, 5 Penn St. Y. B. Arb & Mediation 152 (2013).



The first 100 registered guests will receive a free boxed lunch!

General Information


About the Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution

The Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution was established in 1992 as a result of the generosity of the late Stanley Schwartz Jr. (a 1947 Moritz College of Law graduate) and the Schwartz family. Each lecture is published in the interdisciplinary Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, in keeping with Mr. Schwartz’s interest in the promotion of scholarly publication in the area of dispute resolution.

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