The Caucus

April 2019

The Caucus, the newsletter published by the Moritz Program on Dispute Resolution, is designed to share ADR news with the Moritz community and beyond.  Questions regarding this publication should be directed to William Froehlich, Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution.


Program on Dispute Resolution Ranked #1 in U.S. News

The Program on Dispute Resolution at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law has been ranked No. 1 in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The program is led by Sarah Cole, John W. Bricker Professor of Law.

“We are thrilled to receive the number one ranking from U.S. News & World Report,” Cole said. “We are honored that our colleagues would recognize our program in this way and look forward to continuing to serve both the university and the greater community through our work in dispute resolution.”

Student Paper Wins CPR prize!

Abby Chin (Moritz Class of 2018) won the International Center for Conflict Resolution and Prevention’s Joseph T. McLaughlin Student Article Award. Here’s CPR’s announcement:

…endowed through the year 2021 in honor of Joseph T. McLaughlin – a former CPR Board member, long-time CPR supporter and prolific advocate for effective conflict resolution practices as a practitioner, academic, writer and speaker – recognizes an article or paper written by a student that was focused on events or issues in the field of ADR. This year’s winner was Abby Chin for “Streamlining Doping Disputes at the Olympics: World Sports Organizations, Positive Drug Tests, & Consistent Repercussions,” 33 Ohio State Journal on Despite Resolution (2018).

Abby, a former collegiate swimmer, managed to fit a nice swimming pun into her title!  Abby is an associate with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.  Congratulations Abby!

Stulberg to Receive ABA Writing Prize

Professor Joseph B. (“Josh”) Stulberg, the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) at The Ohio State University Moritz 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, Stulberg is the only individual to conduct 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 nationally and internationally to serve in court, agency-based, or community-based dispute resolution programs. Stulberg has also 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.

vWith this recognition, the Program on Dispute Resolution at Moritz has now received all three major awards offered by the ABA 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 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work will be presented to Stulberg on April 13, 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.

Recent Graduate a Finalist in National Writing Competition

Congratulations to Dominic Saturday, Moritz class of 2018, a finalist in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Student Writing Competition, sponsored by the Sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators.  Saturday prepared his paper – Get off the Courts: Using ADR Principles to Resolve High School Sports Disputes – as part of his work in Moritz’s Mediation Clinic under the supervision of Professor Sarah Cole and Langdon Fellow William (Bill) Froehlich.

Dominic is a labor representative with AFSCME.  A version of his paper is published in the Marquette Sports Law Review.

Froehlich Appointed to Supreme Court Commission

On January 1, 2018, Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution William (Bill) Froehlich began his first term with The Supreme Court of Ohio’s Commission on Dispute Resolution.  Froehlich will work with nearly two dozen judges, magistrates, dispute resolution practitioners, and civic officials to carry advise The Supreme Court of Ohio and its staff on the following:

  • The promotion of statewide rules and uniform standards concerning the use of dispute resolution in Ohio courts;
  • The development and delivery of dispute resolution education and professional development activities for judges, magistrates, court personnel, attorneys, and court-affiliated dispute resolution professionals;
  • The development and delivery of dispute resolution services for disputes arising among state, county, and local public officials throughout Ohio;
  • The consideration of any other issues the commission deems necessary to assist the Supreme Court and its staff regarding the development and delivery of dispute resolution programs and services.

Deason speaking around the Country on her Award-Winning Article

Professor Ellen Deason has been busy speaking around the country on her award-winning article Beyond ‘Managerial Judges’: Appropriate Roles in Settlement.  After receiving the inaugural American Association of Law Schools Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution Best Scholarly Article Award, Prof. Deason presented her article to faculty at the University of Nevada-Law Vegas Boyd School of law and at Yale Law School as part of the Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop, co-sponsored by the Liman Center for Public Interest Law.

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