The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law January 2014
ADR @ Moritz

Public Invited to the Annual Journal on Dispute Resolution Symposium

The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University will be holding a Dispute Resolution in Special Education Symposium on Thursday, February 27, 2014 and Friday, February 28, 2014 with many of the papers to be published in the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, the leading dispute resolution journal in the United States. Professors and practitioners from around the country will participate in this two-day event. Co-sponsors for this event include the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies, the Journal on Dispute Resolution, and the ADA Coordinator’s Office at The Ohio State University.

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Lawrence Lecture Highlights Disturbing Trend in Law Student Ethics

As a professor focused on negotiation and ethics, Art Hinshaw collected years of data on law student ethics and advocacy—the results of which he presented in the 2013 Lawrence Negotiation Lecture on September 19, 2013. Professor Hinshaw, a clinical professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and Director of its Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program, presented data throughout his lecture entitled “Learning and Understanding Negotiation Ethics” that seem to indicate that law students become less ethical as they progress from first to third year of law school.

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Professor Stulberg Invested as Michael E. Moritz Professor in ADR

In a ceremony marked by laughter and song, Professor Joseph (“Josh”) Stulberg was awarded the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Barrister Club on October 3, 2013. Many of his current and former students, as well as his family and colleagues, were on hand to witness the occasion.

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Ohio Mediation Association Hosts Quarterly Meeting at Moritz

The Ohio Mediation Association (OMA) held its fall meeting at the Moritz College of Law on October 4, 2013. Members of the group, along with students from the Program on Dispute Resolution, were treated to lunch and a lecture by Drs. John L. Tilley and Bob Stinson, who spoke about the role of social psychology and behavioral science in alternative dispute resolution.

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Negotiation Competition Winners Make Finals in ABA Regionals

As the clock ran down on the last night of the Lawrence Negotiation Competition, the finalists pulled out all the stops to impress the panel of judges, displaying true negotiation skills.  It was the culmination of several days of the team negotiation competition at the Moritz College of Law, and in the end, 3Ls James Saywell and Mark Tupa, and 2Ls Charles (“CJ”) Demmer and Ryan Edmiston were proclaimed the winners of the competition. Joining them in the final round were the teams of 2Ls Amy Factor and Madalyn Fairbanks and 3Ls Kelly Kozich and Lindsey Ohlman. The teams faced a field of 30 teams to rise to the top over the course of four rounds of negotiations in order to win the competition. The in-school competition began on September 24 and concluded on September 30, 2013.

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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.