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We Are All Farkhunda: An Examination Of The Treatment Of Women Within Afghanistan's Formal Legal System, Ashley Lenderman Oct 2018

We Are All Farkhunda: An Examination Of The Treatment Of Women Within Afghanistan's Formal Legal System, Ashley Lenderman

Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design

In this paper, I will examine three cases of violence against women that went through the Afghan formal legal system: the case of Farkhunda, the Paghman district gang rape case, and the case of Sahar Gul. In the first Part, I will discuss the formal legal system framework on which the cases are based. In the second Part, I will discuss the cases in detail. In the third Part, I will describe neo-liberal, reformist, and neo-fundamentalist approaches to interpretation of Islamic law, and I will then draw out pieces of the decisions from the three cases that closely match these ...


Voila! Taking The Judge Out Of Divorce, Margaret Ryznar, Angélique Devaux Oct 2018

Voila! Taking The Judge Out Of Divorce, Margaret Ryznar, Angélique Devaux

Seattle University Law Review

This Article examines the possibility of non-judicial divorce in the United States based on the French model. Part I begins by examining the recognition of divorce by agreement of the parties in France. Part II analyzes the judicial role in American divorces, and whether it bars either domestic non-judicial divorce or recognition of foreign non-judicial divorce. Part III undertakes a comparative analysis, concluding that the United States may be amenable to non-judicial divorces that occur not only abroad but, eventually, within its own borders.


Reviewing The Use Of “Soft Law” In Investment Arbitration, José E. Alvarez Sep 2018

Reviewing The Use Of “Soft Law” In Investment Arbitration, José E. Alvarez

New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers

This essay surveys the extent to which instruments, such as those issued by the International Bar Association for use in arbitration that are not included in the formal sources of international law, are relied upon in investor-state arbitration. It considers the difficulties of defining what some call ‘soft’ or ‘informal’ law, of empirically measuring the extent to which arbitrators resort to it, and of determining whether its use is consistent with the accepted rules of treaty interpretation. It canvasses the significance of soft law in two recent rulings, Urbaser v. Argentina and Philip Morris v. Uruguay. The author, who previously ...


Conflicts And Laudato Si': Ten Principles For Environmental Dispute Resolution, Lucia A. Silecchia Aug 2018

Conflicts And Laudato Si': Ten Principles For Environmental Dispute Resolution, Lucia A. Silecchia

Florida State University Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law

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Adr Empirical Research Studies (Summer 2013-Summer 2018), James Coben, Donna Steinstra Aug 2018

Adr Empirical Research Studies (Summer 2013-Summer 2018), James Coben, Donna Steinstra

ADR Empirical Research Studies

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Feel The Earth Move – Shifts In The International Dispute Resolution Landscape, Eunice Chua Aug 2018

Feel The Earth Move – Shifts In The International Dispute Resolution Landscape, Eunice Chua

Research Collection School Of Law

This blog post discusses the themes in international dispute resolution that emerged from a panel on 25 July 2018 at the 2018 UNCITRAL Emergence Conference, moderated by Professor Nadja Alexander, CEO of the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy.


Judicial Mediation: From Debates To Renewal, Jean-Francois Roberge, Dorcas Quek Anderson Aug 2018

Judicial Mediation: From Debates To Renewal, Jean-Francois Roberge, Dorcas Quek Anderson

Research Collection School Of Law

Judicial mediation involving a judge actingas a mediator in a court dispute has been implemented in many jurisdictionsworldwide as a way to overcome access to justice challenges. This innovationhas raised many debates on the changing role of the judge built on either its congruence with or divergence from judicial adjudication. Over the years, thesedebates have become increasingly stagnant. The evolving vision on access tojustice brings an opportunity to draw from the earlier debates and forge adifferent way forward. This paper argues that a coequality approach to understanding judicial mediation is a betterway to design the process in a way that ...


A Contribution To The Conversation On Mixing The Modes Of Mediation And Arbitration: Of Definitional Consistency And Process Structure, Eunice Chua Aug 2018

A Contribution To The Conversation On Mixing The Modes Of Mediation And Arbitration: Of Definitional Consistency And Process Structure, Eunice Chua

Research Collection School Of Law

One ofthe trends that has been growing in importance in international commercialdispute resolution has been the combining and mixing of modes, particularly ofmediation and arbitration. Surveys of users indicate that the reason for thisgrowth has been the perception that mixing of non-adjudicative and adjudicativemodes can help to achieve certain process goals, such as internationalenforceability, cost-effectiveness and relationship preservation. This article firstsuggests an approach towards articulating the myriad ways that mediation andarbitration may be combined, focusing on mediation followed by arbitration(med-arb), arbitration followed by mediation (arb-med), and opening mediationwindows in the arbitration process (arb-med-arb). It then discusses which ofthese mixed ...


How Should The Courts Know Whether A Dispute Is Ready And Suitable For Mediation? An Empirical Analysis Of The Singapore Courts’ Referral Of Civil Disputes To Mediation, Dorcas Quek Anderson, Eunice Chua, Tra My Ngo Aug 2018

How Should The Courts Know Whether A Dispute Is Ready And Suitable For Mediation? An Empirical Analysis Of The Singapore Courts’ Referral Of Civil Disputes To Mediation, Dorcas Quek Anderson, Eunice Chua, Tra My Ngo

Research Collection School Of Law

In line with international developments in court-connected mediation, the Singapore courts have strongly supported the use of mediation and have taken steps to encourage litigants to attempt mediation. This article features the very first empirical analysis of the Singapore courts' referral of civil cases to mediation. Although focused on Singapore, the results of the study also inform the referral policies of other judiciaries that similarly engage in the practice of referring cases for mediation. The study uses a rigorous method to shed light on the crucial factors to be considered by the courts in referral practice and designing of mediation ...


2000 Arbitration Hearings Chart, Edmund P. Edmonds Jul 2018

2000 Arbitration Hearings Chart, Edmund P. Edmonds

Annual Hearings Charts

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Temporary Restraining Orders To Enforce Intellectual Property Rights At Trade Shows: An Empirical Study, Marketa Trimble Jul 2018

Temporary Restraining Orders To Enforce Intellectual Property Rights At Trade Shows: An Empirical Study, Marketa Trimble

Brooklyn Law Review

Infringements of intellectual property (IP) rights by exhibitors at trade shows (also called trade fairs or exhibitions), such as infringements committed through exhibitions of or offers to sell infringing products, can be extremely damaging to IP right owners because of the wide exposure that trade shows provide for infringing IP; the promotion of the infringing IP and the contacts made by infringers at trade shows can facilitate further infringements after a trade show that can be very difficult for IP right owners to prevent. IP right owners therefore seek to obtain emergency injunctive relief to stop trade show infringements immediately ...


Table Of Contents Jul 2018

Table Of Contents

Journal of Dispute Resolution

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Title Page Jul 2018

Title Page

Journal of Dispute Resolution

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The First Amendment, The University And Conflict: An Introduction To The Symposium, Christina E. Wells Jul 2018

The First Amendment, The University And Conflict: An Introduction To The Symposium, Christina E. Wells

Journal of Dispute Resolution

This Symposium addresses our continuing issues with campus speech conflicts. It aims to help us recognize that speech conflicts are not abstract disputes between ideas – Justice Holmes’s famous rhetoric notwithstanding. Rather our words and ideas represent underlying conflicts between very real people and groups. The speech we use may cause, exacerbate, or resolve conflicts. Sometimes the Supreme Court’s free speech doctrine can aid our understanding and resolution of these conflicts. Other times it cannot. Regardless, simply relying on a First Amendment frame – i.e., claiming that it is one’s right to express oneself in a par-ticular way ...


Resolving Conflict On Campus: A Case Study On Free Speech And Controversial Speakers, Benson Clayton T., J. Huff Jul 2018

Resolving Conflict On Campus: A Case Study On Free Speech And Controversial Speakers, Benson Clayton T., J. Huff

Journal of Dispute Resolution

By their very charge, institutions of higher education are intended to serve as venues for exploring personal ideologies, promoting intellectual curiosity, and en-couraging vigorous debate about contested issues. However, when an institution and its core values come into direct conflict with viewpoints that are fundamentally inconsistent with those values, the dissonance created by the clash of perspectives can be profound. Fundamental differences in perspective on highly charged issues and topics have become recurring themes for universities in the United States. From campus speakers, to speaker protests, to demonstrations in support of free speech and a range of other inclusion and ...


Generating A Dissolution Process At The University Of Missouri: A Student Perspective, Evonnia S. Woods Jul 2018

Generating A Dissolution Process At The University Of Missouri: A Student Perspective, Evonnia S. Woods

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Although student protests and campus politics during the Fall of 2015 on the University of Missouri’s flagship campus were far more complex than depicted in the media, the point remains that student protests revealed many shortcomings of the University. One of these shortcomings was the lack of a policy-driven dissolution process which, amongst other things, resulted in national critique of how student protests and student demands were handled.


Free Speech Conflict: What We Learned At Middlebury College, Baishakhi Taylor Jul 2018

Free Speech Conflict: What We Learned At Middlebury College, Baishakhi Taylor

Journal of Dispute Resolution

On February 16, Middlebury’s President, Dr. Laurie L. Patton, received an invitation from a student group called the American Enterprise Institute Club (AEI) to give opening remarks at a lecture by a speaker they had invited to campus. The Club was Middlebury’s student chapter of the AEI,8 a conservative think-tank based in Washington, D.C., which has student clubs all across the coun-try. The speaker was Dr. Charles Murray, an American political scientist who is now an AEI emeritus scholar. This was not Dr. Murray’s first visit to the College. He had previously visited the campus ...


Beyond The Narratives: How Free Speech In Higher Education Is Truly Restricted, Azhar Majeed Jul 2018

Beyond The Narratives: How Free Speech In Higher Education Is Truly Restricted, Azhar Majeed

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Over the past year, much of the national conversation surrounding freedom of speech on college campuses has focused on controversial speakers, including those invited by students or student groups as well as those appearing on campus without an invitation. The debate continues to rage on as to whether university communities should allow allegedly offensive speakers to come to campus and spew their hateful views; whether universities have an obligation to foot the bill for the security they deem necessary to host such an event; and whether disruptions of speaker events are indicative of decreased tolerance on the part of today ...


Our Obligation: Protecting Free Speech And Fostering Inclusive Environments, Patricia Telles-Irvin Jul 2018

Our Obligation: Protecting Free Speech And Fostering Inclusive Environments, Patricia Telles-Irvin

Journal of Dispute Resolution

There is much discussion and debate these days on college campuses on how to protect freedom of expression while, at the same time, cultivate an inclusive en-vironment that promotes learning for all members of the community. While it is clear that freedom of expression is fundamental to the mission of an institution of higher education, creating an inclusive community can be challenging when toxic speech, under the protection of the First Amendment, aims only to demean and marginalize groups of individuals with no true redeeming value to advance knowledge. If our core mission is to educate by allowing the expression ...


Framing Campus Free Expression Conflict Through A Dispute Resolution Optic: Insights For Campus Leaders, Robert H. Jerry Ii Jul 2018

Framing Campus Free Expression Conflict Through A Dispute Resolution Optic: Insights For Campus Leaders, Robert H. Jerry Ii

Journal of Dispute Resolution

This Essay, with campus leaders as its intended audience (i.e., presidents, chancellors, provosts, deans, department chairs, and faculty, staff, and student governance leaders), maintains that acquaintance with constructs familiar to dispute resolution scholars and practitioners can deepen understanding of free expression conflict on college campuses, increase self-awareness and enhance leaders’ ability to act consciously and purposively in response to conflict, and help equip campus leaders with useful tools for managing conflict when it arises. This Essay will stress framing, but many constructs in the dispute resolution field illuminate the techniques and skills campus leaders need if they are to ...


“It All Started With A Mouse”: Resolving International Trademark Disputes Using Arbitration, Ashlyn Calhoun Jul 2018

“It All Started With A Mouse”: Resolving International Trademark Disputes Using Arbitration, Ashlyn Calhoun

Journal of Dispute Resolution

This Comment will address how arbitration can resolve international trademark disputes by examining the nature of both international disputes and trademark disputes. In order to do so, Part II will discuss the nature of domestic and international trademark disputes. Part III will examine the benefits of using arbitration in place of litigation. Finally, Part IV will evaluate the use of arbitration to resolve trademark disputes.


The Jury Is Out: Mandating Pre-Treatment Arbitration Clauses In Patient Intake Contracts, Sarah Sachs Jul 2018

The Jury Is Out: Mandating Pre-Treatment Arbitration Clauses In Patient Intake Contracts, Sarah Sachs

Journal of Dispute Resolution

This Comment advocates against the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in healthcare providers’ patient intake contracts and discusses the interplay between federal and state statutes that create disparities in enforceability and unenforceability of mandatory arbitration clauses in state courts. Part II discusses the history of mandatory arbitration and its development in healthcare providers’ patient intake contracts. Part III examines state statutory limitations on pre-treatment arbitration clauses. Finally, Part IV addresses how courts analyze these agreements and possible approaches to avoid mandatory arbitration arising in healthcare providers’ patient intake contracts.


Journal Description Jul 2018

Journal Description

Journal of Dispute Resolution

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The Centrality Of Ongoing Relationships, Jacob Appelsmith Jul 2018

The Centrality Of Ongoing Relationships, Jacob Appelsmith

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Should anyone feel positive after a day of discussing the First Amendment in the context of threats to American universities and colleges from Nazis, white su-premacists, anarchists, and others using the campus as the staging ground for disruption and violence? Yes, because it was clear from the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution’s (“CSDR”) Symposium, at the University of Missouri School of Law, that the evolution in thought over the past year on how institutions of higher education should handle these challenges is truly remarkable. The speakers as a body demonstrated that if an institution is thoughtful in ...


Four Questions About Free Speech And Campus Conflict, Jennifer Gerarda Brown Jul 2018

Four Questions About Free Speech And Campus Conflict, Jennifer Gerarda Brown

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Rather than presenting theories or truths about free speech and campus conflict, this Essay instead offers four questions—derived from lessons I have learned as a teacher, scholar, and practitioner of dispute resolution—that might shed some light on best practices in campus free speech disputes. These are considerations one might want to take into account before deciding who may speak, what they may say, and how those questions ought to be answered in any given situation. The four questions are these: What is the context for this dispute? Do the parties have an ongoing relationship? Is it fair to ...


The Modern Arbitration Frankenstein: The Rise And Fall Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’S Arbitration Rule, Nick Leyh Jul 2018

The Modern Arbitration Frankenstein: The Rise And Fall Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’S Arbitration Rule, Nick Leyh

Journal of Dispute Resolution

This Comment will analyze the CFPB’s proposed rule prohibiting companies from including a ban on class actions within their arbitration provisions. The CFPB’s proposed rule5 has created a political firestorm, resulting in strong opposition to the ban on class action waivers amongst both House and Senate legislators. Further, the current proposed rule has already been rejected by the House, utilizing the Congressional Review Act, an act passed in 1996 that allows the legislature to “fast-track” votes on legislation with only a simple majority from both houses of Congress, to enable a vote. The debate that surrounded the rule ...


“Hardly Be Said To Offer An Education At All”: Endrew And Its Impact On Special Education Mediation, Grant Simon Jul 2018

“Hardly Be Said To Offer An Education At All”: Endrew And Its Impact On Special Education Mediation, Grant Simon

Journal of Dispute Resolution

As the standards for special education students in America rise, the need to handle the resulting disputes arises as well. Special education disputes are a common yet emotional process for all parties involved. Such disputes can result in a split between the family and the school district- a split that can potentially leave negative consequences on the student. In 1975, Congress, realizing the personal nature and prevalence of special education issues, passed what would become the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The IDEA offers states federal funds to assist in educating children with disabilities. This Act also authorizes the ...


Private Universities And The First Amendment, Ben Trachtenberg Jul 2018

Private Universities And The First Amendment, Ben Trachtenberg

Journal of Dispute Resolution

This Article questions whether private colleges and universities should act as though the First Amendment applies to them in the same way it constrains the policy of public colleges and universities. Specifically, the Article examines the common suggestion—by laypersons, lawyers, and scholars alike—that private universities ought to tolerate offensive, hateful, bigoted speech because the values animating First Amendment jurisprudence are similar to those guiding the decisions of good universities committed to free inquiry and the open exchange of ideas. It then notes that this suggestion, while commonly made, is rarely defended with much rigor or vigor. The Article ...


Singapore Convention On Mediation, Nadja Alexander Jul 2018

Singapore Convention On Mediation, Nadja Alexander

Research Collection School Of Law

The forthcoming Singapore Convention on Mediation will be the first UN Treaty named after Singapore. At the 51st Session of the United Nations (UN) Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on 26 June 2018, the final drafts of the Convention on the Enforcement of International Settlement Agreements and corresponding Model Law were approved. A resolution to name the Convention the “Singapore Mediation Convention” was also approved. This concludes three years of vigorous debate with participation by 85 member states and 35 international governmental and non-governmental organisations. Once finalised and adopted by UNCITRAL, the next step is for the UN General ...


Bg Group V. Argentina: A Reiteration Of Undesired Complexity For A Simple Principle: Kompetenz-Kompetenz Under The Faa And The Uncitral Model Law, Ndifreke Uwem Jun 2018

Bg Group V. Argentina: A Reiteration Of Undesired Complexity For A Simple Principle: Kompetenz-Kompetenz Under The Faa And The Uncitral Model Law, Ndifreke Uwem

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.