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

Lawrence Negotiation Lecture Speaker Encourages Students to Be Collaborative

"As lawyers, we spend 99% of our time preparing for something – litigation – that we don’t want to happen." With these words, Pauline Tesler, the speaker for the 2010 Lawrence Negotiation Lecture, challenged the assembled students and faculty to consider a different approach to client’s legal problems – one that is known as collaborative lawyering. The annual Lawrence Negotiation Lecture was held this year on September 30th at Moritz and is associated with the Lawrence Negotiation Competition. The Lecture and Competition are made possible through the generosity of James K.L. Lawrence, ’65. ››Read More

Four Headed to Regional Negotiation Competition

After a hard fought week of negotiations, the two winning teams from the annual Lawrence Negotiation Competition are looking forward to representing the Moritz College of Law at the regional ABA Negotiation Competition. Paul Brandstetter ’12 and Joseph Clark III ‘11, tied with David Lisko ’11 and Gregory Williams ’11 for first place as the winners of the one week competition. The competition was held from October 10 to October 15 at the law school, consisting of two preliminary rounds, a semi-final with 8 teams, and a final of four teams. Over 70 students, in teams of two, participated in the competition, more than twice the number from previous years. ››Read More

Mediators Beyond Borders Chapter at Moritz Looking to Have International Impact

Students have a chance to get learn about and get involved with international mediation opportunities this year, through the student chapter of Mediators Beyond Borders. Mediators Beyond Borders is an international organization with projects in many countries. Founded in 2007, they were the only mediation group approved as an observer at last year’s Copenhagen Climate Change Summit. ››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

Rick Miller, When in Rome...

Rick Miller, ADR Certificate recipient and member of the class of 2010, recently completed a fellowship in the international division of Rome’s ADR Center, a member of JAMS International and one of the largest private dispute resolution providers in continental Europe. After participating in the class hooding on Friday, May 14, Rick swiftly flew to Italy to begin work on the morning of Monday, May 17. The office, located in Rome’s business district one block from the Spanish Steps, serves as the Center’s European hub for mediation, negotiation, and conflict management services. ››Read More
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Erin Archerd
Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution
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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.