December 2018

December 2018

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.


More than 50 Compete in Lawrence Competition

Congratulations to the more than 50 students who participated in the 2018 Lawrence Negotiation Competition.  After four nights of hard work three teams came out on top:

  1. First Place: Brandon Miller & Ariana Bernard
  2. Second Place: Claire McGagh & TJ Beavers
  3. Third Place: Ali Anderson & Evan Betterton

All six students traveled to Elon University School of Law in early November to participate in the American Bar Association’s regional competition and performed admirably. Clarie and TJ placed fifth – one spot short of the final round.  Congratulations to all competition participants!

Craver Delivers 2018 Lawrence Lecture

On September 24, George Washington University Law School Professor Charles Craver delivered Moritz’s annual Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution.  Prof. Craver’s talk, Negotiator Styles and the Six Stages of the Negotiation Process, identified and discussed the distinctions between cooperative, competitive, and cooperative / competitive negotiation concepts and highlighted six stages of the negotiation process: 1) Preparation 2)  Preliminary 3) Information 4) Distributive 5) Closing 6) Integrative.  Immediately following his lecture, Prof. Craver engaged students and faculty with a challenging negotiation simulation addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.  The simulation illuminated how Prof. Craver’s theory connects directly to negotiation practice.

Professor Craver is the Freda H. Alverson Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School where he regularly teaches a course on Legal Negotiating. Over the past thirty-five years, Professor Craver has made presentations on Effective Legal Negotiation and on Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures to over 95,000 individuals throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Austria, England, Turkey, and China.

Named in honor of James K. L. Lawrence (’65), a retired partner with Frost Brown Todd in Cincinnati, the Lawrence Lecture draws speakers well-versed in negotiation theory and practice to share concepts and principles with students in advance of the Lawrence negotiation competition.


Prof. Craver (left) discussing the negotiation simulation with Moritz students and faculty

Rogers recognized by International Association of Mediators

On Friday, October 5, Nancy Hardin Rogers, Professor Emeritus and Director of the Program on Law and Leadership was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Academy of

Mediators (IAM).  The IAM Lifetime Achievement Award is granted to a person who has made exceptional contributions throughout their careers in not only personally advancing alternative dispute resolution, but inspiring others to do so as well. From her work on the initial drafting of the Uniform Mediation Act to her foundational efforts as a Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution to her being Co-Chair with Frank Sander of the Dispute Resolution Magazine’s Editorial Board, Professor Rogers has been a pioneer and exemplary leader.

Professor Rogers teaches and writes primarily in the dispute resolution area. Her co-authored treatise on mediation received the CPR legal Program Book Prize in 1989 and her co-authored short text on mediation received the same national prize in 1987. The Emeritus Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution, she also has coauthored a leading law school textbook in dispute resolution, now in the sixth edition, and in 2013 coauthored a textbook on dispute system and process design.  Since joining the Moritz faculty, Professor Rogers has served as Ohio Attorney General, Dean of the Moritz College of Law, Vice Provost for Academic Administration of The Ohio State University, Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for Moritz. Prior to joining the faculty, she was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Lambros in Cleveland and practiced in the Glenville-area office of the Cleveland Legal Aid Society