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

Another Big Year for the Lawrence Negotiation Competition

With more than 10% of the student body participating, 2014 was another huge year for the James K.L. Lawrence Negotiation Competition. This year's competition took place from October 6-10, and 72 students showed off their skills in an effort to be crowned the top Moritz negotiators. ››Read More

Community Relations Service Director Grande H. Lum Promotes Peacemaking in America

The Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS) Director Grande H. Lum spoke to a packed Saxbe Auditorium on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 about the role CRS has played in conflict resolution and conciliation in the United States since CRS' inception 50 years ago as part of the Civil Rights Act. ››Read More

Ruth Colker Appointed Expert in LSAC Consent Decree

Professor Ruth Colker was appointed to serve as a disability expert on the consent decree between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Law School Admissions Council. She is tasked with helping them develop "best practices" for administering the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). ››Read More

Alumni Chris Gordon Wins Dispute Resolution Writing Honors

Class of '14 alum Christopher Paul Gordon won third place for his paper, "Problem-Solving or Problematic? The Role of the Managerial Judge in Settlement" ››Read More

Moritz Hosts Transformative Mediation Workshop for ABA Mediation Week

Mediator Tom Wahlrab led a fascinating workshop on the core principles of transformative mediation and its application to civic discourse. During his lunchtime presentation on October 13, 2014, he interwove group exercises and one-on-one questioning with an overview of transformative mediation theory, principles, and practices based on The Promise of Mediation, by Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph P. Folger (1994). ››Read More

PDR on the Road: Summer and Fall Presentations and Happenings

For those who miss the friendly faces of PDR faculty, Sarah Cole, Nancy Rogers, and Josh Stulberg were all featured in a new series of ADR teaching videos created by the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution and the Suffolk University Law School. ››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
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.