The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law May 2010
ADR @ Moritz

Ten Graduates to Receive Certificate in Dispute Resolution

We are proud to announce that 10 of the graduating students in the Class of 2010 have earned Moritz’s Certificate in Dispute Resolution. The students earning the certificate this year are: Igor Brin, Candace Crear, Ben Hunt, Rick Miller, Tim Nittle, Chad Noward, Adam Primm, Renata Staff, Priya Tamilarasan, and Kyla Williger. ››Read More

Professor Quigley Delivers Lecture in the West Bank on the Arab-Israeli Negotiations

Professor John Quigley, President’s Club Professor of Law at the Moritz College of Law, spoke on Palestinian statehood at Bir Zeit University in the West Bank village of the same name on March 22. In his lecture, Professor Quigley argued that Palestine is a sovereign state under international law, so any negotiations between the Israeli government and the Palestinian leadership should be premised on that fact. ››Read More

Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution Gives its Annual Awards and Announces New Editorial Board

Rachel Wenning is the new Editor-in-Chief for the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution (JDR). A graduate of The Ohio State University in 2005 and a native of Dayton, Ohio, Rachel is excited to have started working on next year’s journal. As a 2L, Rachel was a staff representative for JDR. Her interests in law school center on Tax Law and Estate Planning and she has also been an active member of the Asian/Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA). ››Read More

Ryan Smith Wins 2010 Rogers Prize

Ryan Smith is the winner of the 2010 Nancy H. Rogers Prize in Dispute Resolution Scholarship for submitting the most outstanding paper on a dispute resolution topic. His paper, Good Faith a La Carte: A Cafeteria-Style Approach to Defining Participation Standards in Contractual Compulsory Mediation Clauses was judged the best by a committee of professors who teach ADR courses. ››Read More

The 2010 Schwartz Lecture: Is Deliberative Polling the Wave of the Future in Public Discourse?

Professor James Fishkin of Stanford University delivered a compelling Schwartz Lecture on April 15th, 2010. In his talk, Fishkin described and advocated for a new model of public discourse. Through Deliberative Polling, Fishkin and his colleagues argue, the citizenry is more inclined to think about issues in a more sophisticated way and reach more reasoned conclusions than in traditional polling. ››Read More

Professor Stulberg Chairs Task Force on Arbitration Fairness Act

Professor Joseph B. Stulberg, John W. Bricker Professor of Law, with the able assistance of Moritz 2L Janice Kwon, served as chair of the Task Force for the Association for Conflict Resolution that examined the proposed Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009. Its 95-page study and recommendation was adopted unanimously by ACR in December 2009, a copy of which is available at The general conclusions identify important fairness concerns regarding selected practices in “mandatory arbitration” but oppose the proposed legislative changes that render inoperative pre-dispute arbitration clauses for consumer, employment and civil rights cases. ››Read More
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

Suzanne Barker '03

Suzanne Barker, Senior Case Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator at Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio, a not-for-profit mediation services provider, graduated from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2003 with the certificate in dispute resolution. An active mediator since 2001, Suzanne has completed over 100 hours of training in mediation and has helped trained hundreds of individuals in dispute resolution and mediation techniques. ››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.