The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law December 2009
ADR @ Moritz

Moritz Negotiations Team Advances to Nationals

Moritz students Catie Coleman (2011) and Beth Uhrich (2010) have advanced to the ABA Negotiation Competition National Finals. As runners-up in the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition, held at Thomas Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills, Michigan campus on November 7 and 8, they received an at-large bid to the national competition, set for February 5 in Orlando, FL. ››Read More

Dispute Resolution Association Endorses Truancy Mediation Project

The Dispute Resolution Association has endorsed the launching of a Truancy Mediation Project here at Moritz. This project seeks to fill a void recent unfortunate budget cuts created. By providing trained and skilled mediators, Moritz can rebuild this necessary program at little to no cost. ››Read More

3L Primm Wins Sports Law Writing Award

 3L Adam Primm recently was honored as the 2009 National Sports Law Student Writing Competition champion for his article, “Salary Arbitration Induced Settlement in Major League Baseball: The New Trend.” The Marquette University Law School competition encouraged law student scholarship on current topics in sports and labor and employment law. ››Read More

Mediators Beyond Borders Holds Successful Training

On Friday, November 6, Dispute Resolution Professional Lynn Cole taught A Primer on the Universal Elements of Mediation: Domestically and Internationally. The training was well attended, including students from all three classes here at Moritz. For many, this course was their first introduction to mediation. ››Read More

ABA Mediation Video Contest on YouTube

The American Bar Association has announced its first ever Mediation Video Contest on YouTube®. First prize is $1000. The purpose of the competition is to further the public’s understanding of the process of mediation and its benefits. Videos should be no more than 3 minutes in length and may be submitted up until January 15, 2010. ››More Information
Moritz ADR Links

Moritz Program on Dispute Resolution

Widely regarded as one of the nation's finest programs in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution, the Moritz ADR program was established in recognition of the need for future lawyers to be trained in an array of dispute resolution methods beyond litigation, including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. ››Program Home

Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution

The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution ("JDR") is a student-initiated, student-run publication and is the official law journal of the American Bar Association's Section on Dispute Resolution. ››JDR Home

Mayhew-Hite Report

The Mayhew-Hite Report is a quarterly report focused on dispute resolution developments across the nation. It is run by the editors and staff of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. ››Mayhew-Hite Report Home


Indisputably is a blog operated by law professors from around the United States concentrating on issues involving dispute resolution. ››Indisputably Home

Bridge Initiative @ Mershon and Moritz

The Bridge Initiative, which combines resources from Moritz College of Law and the Mershon Center for International Securities Studies, is an indispensable resource for those doing research in issues involving dispute resolution. ››Bridge Initiative Home
Alumni Profile

Kristen M. Blankley

Kristen M. Blankley is a 2004 graduate of The Michael E. Moritz College of Law, where she graduated with a Certificate in Dispute Resolution. Since her graduation, she has been active in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, both in her practice as well as in her scholarship. Ms. Blankley is currently a litigation associate with Squire, Sanders and Dempsey L.L.P. in Columbus, Ohio. ››Read More

Chauvinism at the Mediation Table: A Challenge to Neutrality

Erin Hopper I’m not your typical women’s libber. I don’t consider myself a feminist and I tend to roll my eyes, figuratively, if not literally, when people use terms like “womyn” or “herstory.” But recently, I have found myself reacting to how prevalently sexual prejudice persists in the professional world. ››Read More

The Truancy Mediation Project

Clymer Bardsley In these economic hard times, Moritzers are being proactive. The law school is stepping into the void created by government budget cuts by providing mediation services to schools in truancy cases. Due to the hard work of many, the mediations should begin sometime in February. ››Read More
Contact Us

The Ohio State University
Moritz College of Law
55 West 12th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1391

Erin Archerd
Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution
(614) 688-4192

The Caucus, the newsletter published by the Moritz Program on Dispute Resolution, is designed to share ADR news with the Moritz community and beyond, as well as provide Moritz students with information regarding externship and employment opportunities. Questions regarding this publication should be directed to Erin Archerd, Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution.