Sarah Rudolph Cole is the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She teaches courses in mediation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, torts, and labor law.
A nationally prominent expert on alternative dispute resolution, Professor Cole researches and writes about legal and policy issues that arise because of the increased use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the justice system, particularly arbitration and mediation. Her scholarship has been published in journals including the Washington University Law Review, the UC Davis Law Review, and the Georgia Law Review. She is also co-author of Mediation: Law, Policy and Practice, the leading treatise in mediation, and of Dispute Resolution: Negotiation, Mediation and Other Processes, one of the country's leading dispute resolution casebooks. She is also a co-author of Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles.
Professor Cole has held numerous service and leadership positions. She is a member of the American Law Institute and an American Bar Foundation Fellow. Additionally, she is a steering member of the Divided Community Project at Moritz College of Law.
Professor Cole received the 2022-23 ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Outstanding Scholarly Work Award. In 2022, she received the CPR Outstanding Article Award and the Outstanding Book Award.