The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law March 2010
ADR @ Moritz

Moritz Has Strong Showing in Regional Representation in Mediation Competition

Jessica Kim (2L) and Beth Uhrich (3L) represented Moritz at the 2010 Regional Representation in Mediation competition at the Georgetown University Law Center on February 28 and March 1, 2010. After two rounds in which the competitors had the opportunity to negotiate as both advocate and party, Jessica and Beth finished just behind the first two teams, preventing them from advancing further in the competition. Nevertheless, they represented the law school well and worked long and hard to reach the regional competition. ››Read More

Beth Uhrich (3L) and Catie Coleman (2L) Compete in National Finals of ABA Negotiation Competition

Moritzers Beth Uhrich (3L) and Catie Coleman (2L) competed in the National Finals of the ABA Negotiation Competition in Orlando, Florida on the weekend of February 5, 2010. In a field of 24 teams from across the country, Beth and Catie advanced to the semifinal round before being eliminated. Their preparation, effort, and performance represented the law school impressively and continued the tradition of excellence by Moritz teams competing in these kinds of competitions. ››Read More

JDR Symposium Recap: Codifying Mediation 2.0

On February 5, 2010 the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution held their 25th Symposium: “Codifying Mediation 2.0.” The symposium was a day-long series of roundtable discussions that included participants who brought different views and insights to the conversation about dispute resolution and the courts. ››Read More

2010 Nancy H. Rogers Prize in Dispute Resolution Scholarship

Each year, the Moritz College of Law holds a competition to identify the best papers written on dispute resolution in the law school during the past year. First prize is $350; second prize is $150. Student papers written for any course in the law school during winter semester 2009 and fall semester 2009 are eligible. Faculty may also nominate papers for this competition. If you are interested in submitting your paper for the competition, please send it via e-mail to Clymer Bardsley ( by March 16, 2010. Please send a cover page with the title of the paper and your name and a copy of the paper with your name omitted. Announcement of the winners will take place mid-April. ››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
Alumni Profile

Q & A with Amy Mass '95

Amy Mass (Moritz '95) is currently the National Counsel for the School and Human Services Program at The Hanover Insurance Group, where she previously practiced as a trial attorney, senior trial attorney, and managing attorney. Before joining The Hanover, she was in private practice and clerked for the Superior Court of New Hampshire and the Michigan Court of Appeals. She took the time to respond to the following questions for The Caucus. ››Read More

Mediation: How Judges Should Be Involved

Kevin Oles The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution symposium, “Codifying Mediation 2.0,” recently held on February 5 of this year considered the legal codes and informal practice governing the use of dispute resolution in the courts. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure standardized the process of litigation, creating an orderly procession to litigation, from filing the lawsuit, through discovery, and available pre- and post-trial actions. However, despite the regimented process the Federal Rules imposed, parties still had significant leeway to adapt the litigation process to their individual needs. ››Read More
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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.