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

Moritz College of Law’s Program on Dispute Resolution Jumps a Spot in the U.S. News Top 10

The Program on Dispute Resolution moved up a spot in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s top programs in Alternative Dispute Resolution in the United States.

The current ADR rankings are:

1. Pepperdine University (Straus)
2. Harvard University
3. University of Missouri
4. Hamline University
4. Ohio State University (Moritz) (Tie)

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Amy Cohen Awarded Competitive Radcliffe Fellowship

Amy Cohen

Professor Amy Cohen has been chosen as a 2013-2014 Radcliffe Institute Fellow. The prestigious fellowship, which aims to support and open intellectual atmosphere by bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines, provides each recipient with one year at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Professor Cohen will relocate to Harvard for the 2013-2014 academic year in order to pursue the Fellowship.

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Moritz Program on Dispute Resolution Heads to Chicago for 2013 ABA Dispute Resolution Conference

A large group of Moritz College of Law dispute resolution faculty, including Professors Ellen Deason, Nancy H. Rogers, and Joseph (“Josh”) Stulberg attended the 15th Annual American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference, held in Chicago on April 3-6, 2013.

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Schwartz Lecturer Chris Drahozal Questions Supreme Court Arbitration Decisions

What is it about arbitration law and the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) that results in error correction and factbound decision-making playing such a significant role in the Court's decisions? That question formed the focus of University of Kansas Law Professor Chris Drahozal’s 2013 Schwartz Lecture in Dispute Resolution, held on March 28, 2013 in Saxbe Auditorium.

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Elizabeth Wiseman and Elisabeth McClear Win 2013 Rogers Prize in Dispute Resolution

3L Elizabeth Wiseman and 2L Elisabeth McClear won the 2013 Nancy H. Rogers Prize in Dispute Resolution. The award recognizes the two students who, in the judgment of a committee of faculty members who teach dispute resolution, wrote research papers in dispute resolution that reflect the analytical rigor and intellectual breadth associated with highly-regarded scholarly contributions.

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Students Advance to Quarterfinals at the NBLSA International Negotiations Competition

3Ls Kwame Christian and Amanda Parker continued their tradition of representing the Moritz College of Law in dispute resolution competitions throughout the United States at the 2013 National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) International Negotiations Competition, held in Atlanta, Georgia on March 6-10. Mr. Christian competed for Moritz at this year’s ABA Regional Negotiation Competition, and Ms. Parker competed at both the ABA Regional Representation in Mediation Competition and the Great Lakes Mediation Tournament.

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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
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.