The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law December 2012
ADR @ Moritz

Professor Sarah Cole Honored as John W. Bricker Professor of Law

Sarah Cole

Professor Sarah Cole, Director of the Program on Dispute Resolution, was designated the John W. Bricker Professor of Law at a ceremony held at the Barrister Club on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

After her investiture, Prof. Cole delivered a lecture on “The Federalization of Consumer Arbitration: Possible Solutions” in which she discussed the growing use of arbitration clauses in contracts with consumers and the tension between the Supreme Court’s embrace of arbitration and the lack of federal legislative interest in addressing the issue. One of the more promising areas of reform, she suggested, would be in the arbitrator opinion writing process.

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Sixth Annual Works-in-Progress Conference Presents a Packed Weekend of ADR Scholarship

The Sixth Annual Works In Progress (WIP) Conference was held at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on November 9 and 10, 2012. The Conference was co-sponsored by the American Association of Law Schools and the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution (JDR). ››Read More

Joe Barsalona (’12) Publishes Bankruptcy Mediation Article in

The National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT) Academy, a non-profit educational corporation that maintains the e-zine, recently published an article by The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law graduate Joseph (“Joe”) C. Barsalona II (’12), who is currently Law Clerk to the Hon. Robert N. Opel, II for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. ››Read More

PUCAT Council Recognizes Alex Derkson’s Manifest Disregard Memorandum

The American Bar Association’s Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law (PUCAT) recognized Richard (“Alex”) Derkson (’13) at the Section’s Fall meeting for Alex’s memorandum on “Validity of the ‘Manifest Disregard of the Law’ Standard After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Hall Street Associates, L.L.C. v. Mattel, Inc.” ››Read More

SPEAK Hosts Panel on Restorative Justice

On November 19, 2012, SPEAK, a Moritz student organization focusing on maximizing the benefits of diversity, treated the local legal community to a panel on restorative justice. The panel, organized by Samil Pullen (’13), included five panelists whose viewpoints on restorative justice range from legal to grassroots: Mrs. Subha Lembach, Project Coordinator for the Juvenile Justice Community Planning Initiative; Mrs. Beverly Orazen, member of B.R.E.A.D.’s Crime and Violence Steering Committee; Ms. Beth Oprisch, Coordinator of the Ohio Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative; Ms. Tei Street, Director of The Ohio State University’s Outreach and Engagement Educational Programs; and Robert Tobias, Director of the Prosecution Resources Unit at the Columbus City Attorney’s Office. All five shared their thoughts about the benefits of restorative justice to the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. ››Read More

Lindsay Nichols (’13) and Kevin Stanek (’13) Co-Author Article on Labor Law in Charter Schools

As part of their 1L summer internship at the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS), Kevin Stanek (’13) and Lindsay Nichols (’13) began the research that would turn into “Public Schools, Private Employers? A Closer Look at the Labor Relations of Public Charter Schools”, which the pair co-authored with Stephanie Klupinksi, the Vice President of Government and Public Affairs at OAPCS. The article was published in Volume 32 of the Illinois State Education Law & Policy Journal. ››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
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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.