The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law March 2013
ADR @ Moritz

Moritz Takes Home Best Mediator at Great Lakes Mediation Tournament

Braving snow and the wilds of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 3Ls Brittany Doggett, Amanda Parker, and Whitney Siehl, and 2L Mingzi Ouyang competed in the Great Lakes Mediation Tournament on March 1-3, 2013. The team picked up new skills as advocates and mediators, networked with fellow law students, and Amanda Parker tied for the Best Mediator award.

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Amy J. Cohen Speaks about Roger Fisher at Harvard

Amy Cohen

Professor Amy J. Cohen participated in a panel discussion at the Harvard Negotiation Law Review’s symposium Ideas and Impact: the Legacy of Roger Fisher in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 2, 2012. The panel, The Little-Known Professor Fisher: Path to a Life in Alternative Dispute Resolution, also included Andrea Schneider, Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at Marquette University Law School; Daniel Shapiro, Director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program; and William Ury, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project and co-author of the seminal negotiation text Getting to Yes.

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Ellen Deason Presents at Penn State on Med-Arb

Ellen DeasonProfessor Ellen Deason presented her paper, Med-Arb and the Challenge of Judicial Review, on February 22, 2013 at Penn State University School of Law’s Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation Symposium on The Role of the Courts: Judicial Review of Arbitral Awards and Mediated Settlement Agreements. ››Read More

Representation in Mediation Competition Winners Compete in Montgomery

After emerging from a field of 16 teams in Moritz’s 7th Annual Representation in Mediation, 3Ls Amanda Barrera and Jacqueline Hicks and 2Ls Keith Darsee and Mingzi Ouyang qualified for the ABA Regional Representation in Mediation Competition at Faulkner University School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama held February 22-23, 2013. In the competition, law student teams act as attorneys and clients in preparing for and representing a client in mediation. In the three nights of the intra-school competition, the winning teams mediated in a labor dispute, a landlord-tenant issue, and a breach of a licensing agreement. ››Read More

Sarah Cole Wins Ohio State’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Sarah ColeProfessor Sarah Cole received a special Valentine’s Day surprise when Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee made a visit to her class to announce that she was a recipient of the 2012-2013 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. President Gee’s remarks, in front of Prof. Cole’s class, recognized her outstanding skill and dedication to the teaching mission of The Ohio State University. The Distinguished Teaching Award is the University’s highest teaching honor, given to no more than 10 faculty members each year from the more than 8,000 University faculty. ››Read More

Joseph “Josh” Stulberg Receives Center for Dispute Settlement Founders Award

Joseph StulbergProfessor Josh Stulberg returned this semester from Bilbao, Spain, where he is collaborating with professors at the University of Deusto School of Law through an Ikerbasque Fellowship. His project looks at the ways cultural values shape the design and implementation of mediation processes. ››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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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.