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The Possibility Of Using Alternative Dispute Resolution For Election Law Disputes, Jessica Becerra 2018 Pepperdine University

The Possibility Of Using Alternative Dispute Resolution For Election Law Disputes, Jessica Becerra

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article looks at the positive effects that ADR can have in resolving election law disputes before, during, and after elections. First, this article will focus on the significance of implementing ADR processes in resolving election law disputes. Next, this article will explain the background and impact that election law disputes have on voters, candidates, and the election process as a whole. This article will then explore why ADR processes should be implemented as opposed to using litigation to resolve election law disputes. After, this article will explain a proposed solution to resolving election law disputes through mediation or arbitration ...


Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: An Analysis Of The Indus Waters Treaty, Waseem Ahmad Qureshi 2018 Pepperdine University

Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: An Analysis Of The Indus Waters Treaty, Waseem Ahmad Qureshi

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Since India and Pakistan’s independence in 1947, both states have fought over the occupied territories of Kashmir to gain control of water supplies, which are strategically valuable. Even in recent times, the countries are facing constant threats from each other over several separate issues. India and Pakistan’s water conflicts are long-standing and relate to Indian infrastructure on the western tributaries. Pakistan is of the view that India is robbing Pakistan’s water supplies and building its water management capacity only as a political maneuver to gain political supremacy by practicing hydro-hegemony. On the other hand, India maintains that ...


Uniting Foes Of A Single Nation: Religious Dispute Resolution For India And Pakistan, Abraham Reinherz 2018 Pepperdine University

Uniting Foes Of A Single Nation: Religious Dispute Resolution For India And Pakistan, Abraham Reinherz

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article will bring forth the argument that a religious-based dispute resolution mechanism should be employed to, at a bare minimum, build bridges between the two countries that are dominated by Hinduism and Islam. This article is not suggesting that religious-based dispute resolution will be a panacea to the India-Pakistan conflict, but simply a method of putting the countries on a step towards reconciliation. Section II of the article will detail the historical background of the conflict. Section III will highlight existing ADR in both India and Pakistan. Section IV will go over the Islamic perspective on dispute resolution. Section ...


The Path Towards Defining “Investment” In Icsid Investor-State Arbitrations: The Open-Ended Approach, Melissa María Valdez García 2018 Pepperdine University

The Path Towards Defining “Investment” In Icsid Investor-State Arbitrations: The Open-Ended Approach, Melissa María Valdez García

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Article 25 of the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes left the notion of “investment” intentionally undefined, thus leaving its interpretation in the hands of arbitration tribunals, which has led to inconsistencies, confusion and debate regarding the true essence of what may appear as a routine concept. This article tries to explain that the proper meaning of “investment” under the Convention must be clarified not only by discussing the drafting history of the Convention, but by also examining doctrinal tendencies, key aspects of corresponding arbitration awards and customary international law and argues that arbitration tribunals should show strong ...


Arbitration And Protection Under The Un Convention Against Torture And Other Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading Treatment, Or Punishment, Nicole M. Hogan 2018 Pepperdine University

Arbitration And Protection Under The Un Convention Against Torture And Other Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading Treatment, Or Punishment, Nicole M. Hogan

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article will discuss the UN Convention Against Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (“Convention”), and how arbitration can be used to best serve victims who were subjected to treatment that is prohibited under the Convention. Part II will give a background on the Convention. Part III will introduce the arbitration provision that is included in Article 30 of the Convention, which is important to the foundation of this article. Additionally, this section will discuss how arbitration works as an Alternative Dispute Resolution procedure, and will highlight some of the benefits of arbitration over litigation. Part ...


Value And Judgment In Investment Treaty Arbitration, Frederic Gilles Sourgens 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

Value And Judgment In Investment Treaty Arbitration, Frederic Gilles Sourgens

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Are international treaties consenting to the resolution of disputes between foreign investors and the host states to their investment still a good idea? Recent and not so recent criticism of such treaty provisions calls into question whether investor-state tribunals can act as neutral arbiters of such disputes. This criticism argues that tribunals are biased in favor of the business interests of investors—and therefore disfavor the state’s right to regulate. Responses to this criticism frequently have alleged the opposite: The arbitral tribunals constituted under international treaties are, if anything, too friendly towards the interests of states. They fail to ...


Online Dispute Resolution For Divorce Cases In Missouri: A Remedy For The Justice Gap, Danielle Linneman 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

Online Dispute Resolution For Divorce Cases In Missouri: A Remedy For The Justice Gap, Danielle Linneman

Journal of Dispute Resolution

This Comment will analyze the use of ODR for divorce disputes in Missouri by first explaining the use of ODR and then analyzing its evolution. How ODR has grown on a global level and entered the realm of family law will also be viewed, as well as how other countries have used ODR to successfully resolve divorce case disputes. Recent proposals in the United States for use of ODR programs to resolve domestic disputes will be discussed, before evaluating how ODR programs could be implemented into Missouri’s legal system as a way to begin shaping the future of America ...


Mediating Farm Nuisance: Comparing New Jersey, Missouri, And Iowa Right To Farm Laws And How They Utilize Mediation Techniques, Gina Moroni 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

Mediating Farm Nuisance: Comparing New Jersey, Missouri, And Iowa Right To Farm Laws And How They Utilize Mediation Techniques, Gina Moroni

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Is it a right to farm, or a right to be a bad neighbor? The ability to sue a neighbor who farms claiming nuisance is largely dependent on each state’s right to farm law. Just because there is a nuisance claim that can be filed in court does not necessarily mean the complaint should be heard in court. Instead, mediation can be a low cost, confidential, and even binding alternative which helps parties resolve their disputes in creative ways. Section II of this Comment examines what right to farm laws do, the agricultural dynamics that led to the creation ...


Table Of Contents, 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

Table Of Contents

Journal of Dispute Resolution

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Why We Can’T “Just All Get Along”: Dysfunction In The Polity And Conflict Resolution And What We Might Do About It, Carrie Menkel-Meadow 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

Why We Can’T “Just All Get Along”: Dysfunction In The Polity And Conflict Resolution And What We Might Do About It, Carrie Menkel-Meadow

Journal of Dispute Resolution

These are very troubled times. The polity is seriously divided; people who march for white supremacy and hate are called “nice and very good people” by an unhinged, but Constitutionally elected, President; relations between citizens of color and police are at a high level of hostility and distrust; Congress is unable to pass virtually any legislation; and policy differences over immigration, trade, taxation, and health care are so great that even a ruling party cannot get anything done. Perhaps the greatest challenge for our democracy now is learning how to deal with great value differences in the polity, enough so ...


Building Conflict Resilience: It's Not Just About Problem-Solving, Robert C. Bordone 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

Building Conflict Resilience: It's Not Just About Problem-Solving, Robert C. Bordone

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Political polarization in the United States and internationally has increased enormously in the past decade, resulting in legislative impasse in some countries, political instability and partisan re-alignment in others, and decreased levels of communication, trust, and cooperation across partisan lines in schools, communities, and across the nation. As partisan polarization has increased, I have observed several perceptible changes in the way law school students engage each other around political differences and conflict in the classroom. From conversations with my colleagues, I am not alone in observing these trends.


Living With No: Political Polarization And Transformative Dialogue, Erik Cleven, Robert A. Baruch Bush, Judith A. Saul 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

Living With No: Political Polarization And Transformative Dialogue, Erik Cleven, Robert A. Baruch Bush, Judith A. Saul

Journal of Dispute Resolution

We argue that dispute resolution processes should not be seen as a substitute for the political process, but rather a complement that can help strengthen it. Based on this view, and on the authors’ experience with dialogue work in the former Yugoslavia, as well as in urban and rural settings in the United States, we argue that transformative processes, specifically an approach we call Transformative Dialogue, are best suited to addressing the challenges of political polarization both in the United States and internationally. This is because the primary goal of transformative processes is not to reach agreement or find common ...


Seeking Recognition And Enforcement Of Foreign Court Judgments And Arbitral Awards In Egypt And The Mashriq Countries, Nicolas Bremer 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

Seeking Recognition And Enforcement Of Foreign Court Judgments And Arbitral Awards In Egypt And The Mashriq Countries, Nicolas Bremer

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Asserting a claim in an international transaction is often complex. If a transaction involves parties from different countries, the venue of dispute resolution will often be in a jurisdiction different from that where enforcement may have to be sought. In such a case, any ruling obtained will have to be recognized by the competent authority of the country where enforcement is sought (known as requested country). Obtaining recognition of a foreign ruling in the Middle East and North Africa is considerably challenging. Despite some progress having been made over the last decade, local courts are still rather reserved towards foreign ...


Vindicating The Effective Vindication Exception: Protecting Federal Statutory Rights In The Employment Context, Colby J. Byrd 2018 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Vindicating The Effective Vindication Exception: Protecting Federal Statutory Rights In The Employment Context, Colby J. Byrd

Oklahoma Law Review

No abstract provided.


Realizing Restorative Justice: Legal Rules And Standards For School Discipline Reform, Lydia Nussbaum 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Realizing Restorative Justice: Legal Rules And Standards For School Discipline Reform, Lydia Nussbaum

Scholarly Works

Zero-tolerance school disciplinary policies stunt the future of school children across the United States. These policies, enshrined in state law, prescribe automatic and mandatory suspension, expulsion, and arrest for infractions ranging from minor to serious. Researchers find that zero-tolerance policies disproportionately affect low-income, minority children and correlate with poor academic achievement, high drop-out rates, disaffection and alienation, and greater contact with the criminal justice system, a phenomenon christened the "School-to-Prison Pipeline."

A promising replacement for this punitive disciplinary regime derives from restorative justice theory and, using a variety of different legal interventions, reform advocates and lawmakers have tried to institute ...


Celebrating Mundane Conflict, Deborah J. Cantrell 2018 University of Colorado Law School

Celebrating Mundane Conflict, Deborah J. Cantrell

Articles

This Article interrogates the dominant conception of conflict and challenges the narrative of conflict as hard, difficult and painful to engage. The Article reveals two primary framing errors that cause one to misperceive how ubiquitous and ordinary is conflict. The first error is to misperceive conflict as categorical — something either is a conflict or it is not. People make that error as a way of trying to avoid conflict. People falsely hope that there might be a category of “not conflict,” like disagreements, that will be easier to navigate. The second error is to misperceive the world and individuals as ...


One Idea For Ameliorating Polarization: Reviving Conversations About An American Spirit, Nancy H. Rogers 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

One Idea For Ameliorating Polarization: Reviving Conversations About An American Spirit, Nancy H. Rogers

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Historian David McCullough tells those discouraged about the nation’s current problems that Americans have an “inexhaustible source of strength”: “our story, our history, who we are, how we got to where we are, … all we have been through, what we have achieved” and our “national ambitions.” McCullough calls this the “American spirit” and urges Americans to articulate a current version. Some might express pessimism about this project – after all, one poll indicates that most Americans think we are losing an American spirit. Other commentators agree with McCullough, though, that Americans should endeavor to identify an American spirit that will ...


Inherently Unneutral Investment Treaty Arbitration: The Formation Of Decisive Arguments In Jurisdictional Determinations, Relja Radovic 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

Inherently Unneutral Investment Treaty Arbitration: The Formation Of Decisive Arguments In Jurisdictional Determinations, Relja Radovic

Journal of Dispute Resolution

The legitimacy crisis of investment treaty arbitration is much discussed, often challenging the neutrality of that system as a whole. Besides concentrating on the direction in which cases are being decided, or in which the law is being interpreted, the neutrality of investment treaty arbitration as a system can also be discussed from the perspective of its foundations. This article looks at the arbitral use of the two basic ideals of investment treaty arbitration, namely the legalistic and teleological notions, in the formation of decisive arguments, in the particular context of jurisdictional decisions. It examines to what extent the two ...


The Process Of Peace: Using Community Dispute Resolution To Improve The Relationship Between Police And Community In Minnesota, Kelsey Schwarzrock 2018 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

The Process Of Peace: Using Community Dispute Resolution To Improve The Relationship Between Police And Community In Minnesota, Kelsey Schwarzrock

Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice

No abstract provided.


"Arbitration Schmarbitration": Examining The Benefits And Frustrations Of Defining The Process, Jean R. Sternlight 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

"Arbitration Schmarbitration": Examining The Benefits And Frustrations Of Defining The Process, Jean R. Sternlight

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


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