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The “Fundies” Of Adr In The Nhl, Niko Tsiouvaras Apr 2021

The “Fundies” Of Adr In The Nhl, Niko Tsiouvaras

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This note seeks to provide to an overview of how the fundamentals (or “fundies” in hockey circles) of ADR can be applied to the NHL’s most pressing issues. It will analyze two areas specifically: the overall CBA negotiations in the big picture and the RFA system in a narrower view. Part II will provide context of the events leading up to the current NHL landscape. It will outline the history of NHL–NHLPA relations, describe the main issues influencing the upcoming CBA negotiations, and explain the workings of the RFA system. Part III will then present and discuss proposed ...


Introduction To Symposium On "Adr's Place In Navigating A Polarized Era", Nancy A. Welsh Feb 2021

Introduction To Symposium On "Adr's Place In Navigating A Polarized Era", Nancy A. Welsh

Faculty Scholarship

Ours is a nation built for conflict, for friction. Such conflict, while painful, can be good. It can signal newfound agency, and it can be a catalyst for dialogue, customized and creative solutions, and ultimately progress. This is what many dispute resolution academics teach their students. But we are caught in such an extraordinarily polarized time, and many wonder what role ADR can and should play in navigating a polarized era. That was the question addressed by Texas A&M School of Law's March 2020 symposium, with the resulting articles - by Baruch Bush & Peter Miller, Jonathan Cohen, Jill DeTemple ...


Adr Empirical Research Studies (Summer 2013-Fall 2020), James Coben, Donna Stienstra Jan 2021

Adr Empirical Research Studies (Summer 2013-Fall 2020), James Coben, Donna Stienstra

ADR Empirical Research Studies

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Alternative Dispute Resolution To Reduce The Perception Of Partiality In The Courts, In Order To Encourage International Entrepreneurship In Countries With National Ownership Requirements, Daniela Romagnoli Oct 2020

The Use Of Alternative Dispute Resolution To Reduce The Perception Of Partiality In The Courts, In Order To Encourage International Entrepreneurship In Countries With National Ownership Requirements, Daniela Romagnoli

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Countries that require international entrepreneurs to have a national partner (national ownership requirements (NOR)) in order to open up a new venture within their borders, run the risk of becoming less desirable to do business in. One reason for this is that some investors and international entrepreneurs may be wary of possible conflict being solved in a court system that shows a positive bias towards its citizens. This paper looks at the experiences of five international entrepreneurs involved in small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya and explores how their experiences have become a warning to others who see potential ...


Confessions And Redemption—And Politics—For An Un-Neutral Person Who Mediates, Marjorie Corman Aaron Oct 2020

Confessions And Redemption—And Politics—For An Un-Neutral Person Who Mediates, Marjorie Corman Aaron

Faculty Articles and Other Publications

Within ADR’s house, and now in our arbitration and mediation rooms, we mediators, court ADR administrators, process designers,and arbitrators can construct and conduct processes that reflect moral values our law makers seem to have abandoned.


Reflections On Untethered Philosophy, Settlements, And Nondisclosure Agreements, Marjorie Corman Aaron Sep 2020

Reflections On Untethered Philosophy, Settlements, And Nondisclosure Agreements, Marjorie Corman Aaron

Faculty Articles and Other Publications

The potentially harmful consequences of nondisclosure agreements in private settlements are troubling. They are a legal system problem, however, for which ADR is not to blame. Unless NDAs were prohibited for all legal claims, prohibiting them in mediated settlements would create greater incentives for pre-litigation direct settlements. The result would be less, not more, public awareness of (alleged) misdeeds.


Jewish Law Perspectives On Judicial Settlement Practice, Shlomo Pill Jul 2020

Jewish Law Perspectives On Judicial Settlement Practice, Shlomo Pill

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

The classic adjudicatory paradigm of opposing attorneys facing off at trial before a judge and jury in order to receive a favorable judgment is an image long past. Increased litigation volume, and the added time and expense of modern litigation has resulted in a rich practice of judges working to broker settlements between litigants in lieu of formal adjudication. Judicial settlement is the subject of much debate, however, and the diverse range of judicial practice in this area reflects the institutional, ethical, and jurisprudential uncertainties we still have regarding the propriety of judges facilitating settlements. This paper offers a new ...


Blending Scripture And The Law: The Lack Of Christian Law And The Dangers It Presents In Christian Arbitration, Emily Holland Jul 2020

Blending Scripture And The Law: The Lack Of Christian Law And The Dangers It Presents In Christian Arbitration, Emily Holland

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This paper will examine the ways in which a lack of an established substantive law within the Christian faith tradition affects the Christian arbitration process and explore the possible means to address these issues. It will outline the history and functions of Christian tribunals, highlighting the unique space within the justice system that these special tribunals fill. Next, it will discuss the differences between the application of law in tribunals of other religious faith traditions and the application of law in Christian arbitration. This paper will demonstrate how a lack of concrete and applicable law creates issues in the enforceability ...


Compelling Parties To Mediate Investor-State Disputes: No Pressure, No Diamonds?, James M. Claxton Apr 2020

Compelling Parties To Mediate Investor-State Disputes: No Pressure, No Diamonds?, James M. Claxton

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

There was nothing preordained about arbitration becoming shorthand for investor-state dispute settlement. The ICSID system was built on the assumption that disputing parties would choose conciliation to settle their disputes. Those expectations went unrealized as arbitration rose to prominence, and since that time institutions, parties, and academics have observed that facilitated negotiation could play a greater role in resolving investor-state disputes. A number of domestic court systems have made mediation part of the fabric of dispute resolution through incentives and compulsions to mediate. Drawing on this experience, this manuscript considers how obstacles to the uptake of investor-state mediation might be ...


Adr: Disputing With A Modern Face, Or Bargaining For The Bargain Impaired?, Robert J. Condlin Jan 2020

Adr: Disputing With A Modern Face, Or Bargaining For The Bargain Impaired?, Robert J. Condlin

Faculty Scholarship

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) movement might turn out to be one of the most important chapters in the history of the American judicial system. Or, it might not. In its most grandiose form, ADR turns disputing on its head, transferring control over outcome from third-party decision-makers to the disputants themselves, and defining disputing procedure in ad hoc, party-constructed guidelines tailored to the circumstances rather than fixed, generic, and categorical rules applicable uniformly in all situations. In its less grandiose form, ADR simply institutionalizes a system of multi-party bargaining in which third-party neutrals help disputants identify individual interests and find ...


Introduction: New Directions In Domestic And International Dispute Resolution, Karen Tokarz Jan 2020

Introduction: New Directions In Domestic And International Dispute Resolution, Karen Tokarz

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Formalizing The Informal: Development And Its Impacts On Traditional Dispute Resolution In Bhutan, Stephan Sonnenberg Jan 2020

Formalizing The Informal: Development And Its Impacts On Traditional Dispute Resolution In Bhutan, Stephan Sonnenberg

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

Bhutan, a small landlocked country, with less than a million residents lies between two of the most populous nations on earth, India and China. Beyond its beautiful scenery and national development philosophy of pursuing “Gross National Happiness,” this Article argues that it should also be known for its heritage of traditional dispute resolution. This system kept peace in villages for centuries; however, now such tradition face extinction. As argued below, such extinction stems from modernization. This Article explores the interplay between reforms to the formal justice system and the informal dispute resolution practices that operate at the local level, as ...


Addressing The Eviction Crisis And Housing Instability Through Mediation, Karen Tokarz, Samuel Hoff Stragand, Michael Geigerman, Wolf Smith Jan 2020

Addressing The Eviction Crisis And Housing Instability Through Mediation, Karen Tokarz, Samuel Hoff Stragand, Michael Geigerman, Wolf Smith

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

The United States faces a staggering eviction crisis. St. Louis City and St. Louis County illustrate the numbers found in major cities throughout the country. The high number of eviction lawsuits filed in these areas present opportunities to address evictions outside of litigation, specifically through housing court mediation. The Mediation Project provides free mediation services for the pro se housing dockets in both St. Louis City and St. Louis County Circuit Courts. Using the Mediation Project as an example, this Article proposes that mediation is one of the cheapest, easiest, and most effective ways to intervene to decrease housing evictions ...


Judicial And Practitioner Perspectives On Adr, Young Hye Chun Jun 2019

Judicial And Practitioner Perspectives On Adr, Young Hye Chun

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Measuring Diversity In The Adr Field: Some Observations And Challenges Regarding Transparency, Metrics And Empirical Research, Maria R. Volpe Jun 2019

Measuring Diversity In The Adr Field: Some Observations And Challenges Regarding Transparency, Metrics And Empirical Research, Maria R. Volpe

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article, which will address some observations and challenges of measuring diversity in the dispute resolution field, grows out of an invitation from Nancy Welsh to give a presentation at Texas A&M University Law School’s conference focusing on transparency, metrics, and empirical research. The theme of the conference provided a reminder not only about the necessity but also the urgency to deepen our thinking regarding diversity and inclusivity among dispute resolution neutrals by giving greater attention to the metrics needed for transparency and a better understanding of the field. What this article will illustrate is that the search ...


The Media, A Polarized America & Adr Tools To Enhance Understanding Of Perspectives, Ginsey Varghese Kramarczyk May 2019

The Media, A Polarized America & Adr Tools To Enhance Understanding Of Perspectives, Ginsey Varghese Kramarczyk

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article will survey: (1) the intended role of the media in a democracy; (2) the current polarized political climate in the United States; (3) the challenges facing the twenty-first century with the growth of technology, cable news, and online platforms; (4) the media's role in perpetuating conflict; and (5) propose that media professionals use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) tools and processes to increase the public’s understanding of differing perspectives in our conflict-laden political discourse.


Designing And Implementing A State Court Odr System: From Disappointment To Celebration, David Larson Jan 2019

Designing And Implementing A State Court Odr System: From Disappointment To Celebration, David Larson

Faculty Scholarship

For the past two and one-third years I have had the pleasure of working with the New York State Unified Court System to design and implement an online dispute resolution (ODR) platform. It truly has been an interesting, educational, at times character-building, and ultimately tremendously valuable experience. This article will share specific design components from the ODR platforms we proposed as well as some of the critical lessons I learned. The hope is that it will be helpful to those either contemplating, or in the process of implementing, a court integrated ODR system.


Expanding The Scope Of Dispute Resolution And Access To Justice, Masood Ahmed, Dorcas Quek Anderson Jan 2019

Expanding The Scope Of Dispute Resolution And Access To Justice, Masood Ahmed, Dorcas Quek Anderson

Research Collection School Of Law

This note considers recent civil justice reforms in England and Singapore in enhancing the role of ADR, in particular mediation, as a means of increasing access to justice. The English and Singaporean civil justice reforms reflect the continual efforts to encourage the greater utilisation of ADR for appropriate cases. The current range of mechanisms may be charted along a “continuum of madatoriness”, ranging from compulsory attendance at mediation orientation sessions; the utilisation of costs sanctions; having an opt-out system; and mandating mediation with no exemptions. However, the English and Singaporean experiences illustrate some of the drawbacks in penalising parties for ...


Human Rights The "Asean Way": Exploring The Possibilities For A Regional Adr And Adjudicative Body In Southeast Asia, Mariam Sarwar Sep 2018

Human Rights The "Asean Way": Exploring The Possibilities For A Regional Adr And Adjudicative Body In Southeast Asia, Mariam Sarwar

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review

No abstract provided.


... Because "Yes" Actually Means "No": A Personalized Prescriptive To Reactualize Informed Consent In Dispute Resolution Sep 2018

... Because "Yes" Actually Means "No": A Personalized Prescriptive To Reactualize Informed Consent In Dispute Resolution

Marquette Law Review

None.


The Thinning Vision Of Self-Determination In Court-Connected Mediation: The Inevitable Price Of Institutionalization?, Nancy A. Welsh Jul 2018

The Thinning Vision Of Self-Determination In Court-Connected Mediation: The Inevitable Price Of Institutionalization?, Nancy A. Welsh

Nancy Welsh

Ethical codes for mediators describe party self-determination as “the fundamental principle of mediation,” regardless of the context within which the mediation is occurring. The definition of self-determination, however, is a matter of dispute. Based on a review of the debate surrounding the promulgation and revision of ethical codes for court-connected mediators in Florida and Minnesota, this Article demonstrates that a vision of self-determination anchored in party-centered empowerment is yielding to a vision that is more reflective of the norms and traditional practices of lawyers and judges, as well as the courts’ strong orientation to efficiency and closure of cases through ...


The Place Of Court-Connected Mediation In A Democratic Justice System, Nancy A. Welsh Jul 2018

The Place Of Court-Connected Mediation In A Democratic Justice System, Nancy A. Welsh

Nancy Welsh

A justice system, and the processes located within it, ought to deliver justice. That seems simple enough. But, of course, delivering justice is never so simple. Justice and the systems that serve it are the creatures of context.

This Article considers mediation as just one innovation within the much larger evolution of the judicial system of the United States. First, this Article outlines how the values of democratic governance undergird our traditional picture of the American justice system, presumably because the invocation of such values helps the system to deliver something that will be respected by the nation’s citizens ...


Stepping Back Through The Looking Glass: Real Conversations With Real Disputants About Institutionalized Mediation And Its Value, Nancy A. Welsh Jul 2018

Stepping Back Through The Looking Glass: Real Conversations With Real Disputants About Institutionalized Mediation And Its Value, Nancy A. Welsh

Nancy Welsh

This Article describes what a group of real disputants perceives as most valuable about agency-connected mediation before, soon after, and eighteen months after they participated in the process. The Article is based primarily upon qualitative data from in-depth interviews with parents and school officials who participated in special education mediation sessions. Though the specific context of these interviews is obviously important, these disputants and their disputes share many commonalities with disputants and disputes in other contexts and, as a result, these disputants' views have relevance for the broader field of mediation.

These interviews suggest that both before and after disputants ...


Look Before You Leap And Keep On Looking: Lessons From The Institutionalization Of Court-Connected Mediation, Bobbi Mcadoo, Nancy A. Welsh Jul 2018

Look Before You Leap And Keep On Looking: Lessons From The Institutionalization Of Court-Connected Mediation, Bobbi Mcadoo, Nancy A. Welsh

Nancy Welsh

This article will use the institutionalization of general civil mediation into the courts as a case study, with both hopeful and cautionary lessons for policy makers. This article will (1) examine the goals created for court-connected ADR; (2) assess to what extent court-connected mediation has achieved these goals, from the perspective of judges, lawyers, and parties; and (3) and propose reforms of court-connected mediation to better ensure the achievement of justice.


Making Deals In Court-Connected Mediation: What's Justice Got To Do With It?, Nancy A. Welsh Jul 2018

Making Deals In Court-Connected Mediation: What's Justice Got To Do With It?, Nancy A. Welsh

Nancy Welsh

When mediation was first introduced to the courts, the process was hailed as “alternative.” Mediation gave disputants the opportunity to discuss and resolve their dispute themselves; the role of the third party was to facilitate the disputants’ negotiations, not to dictate the outcome; and because the disputants were able to focus on their underlying interests in mediation, the process could result in creative, customized solutions. The picture of mediation is changing, however, as the process settles into its role as a tool for the resolution of personal injury, contract, and other nonfamily cases on the courts’ civil dockets. Attorneys dominate ...


Alternative Dispute Resolution In Africa: Is Adr The Bridge Between Traditional And Modern Dispute Resolution?, Catherine Price May 2018

Alternative Dispute Resolution In Africa: Is Adr The Bridge Between Traditional And Modern Dispute Resolution?, Catherine Price

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article advocates for using Ghana’s introduction of ADR as a model for other African countries. Like Ghana, most African countries have adopted a form of ADR based on Western nations; however, as African culture and legal systems are quite different than Western culture, modifications are necessary. Ghana’s experience shows that modern ADR can be adopted into African countries, but an understanding of the traditional mechanisms is necessary. Part II of this article provides an introduction of ADR and its historical context in Africa. Part III examines customary and modern dispute resolution. It looks at the relationship between ...


Justice Deferred Is Justice Denied: We Must End Our Failed Experiment In Deferring Corporate Criminal Prosecutions, Peter Reilly Mar 2018

Justice Deferred Is Justice Denied: We Must End Our Failed Experiment In Deferring Corporate Criminal Prosecutions, Peter Reilly

Peter R. Reilly

According to the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), deferred prosecution agreements are said to occupy an “important middle ground” between declining to prosecute on the one hand, and trials or guilty pleas on the other. A top DOJ official has declared that, over the last decade, the agreements have become a “mainstay” of white collar criminal law enforcement; a prominent criminal law professor calls their increased use part of the “biggest change in corporate law enforcement policy in the last ten years.”

However, despite deferred prosecution’s apparent rise in popularity among law enforcement officials, the article sets forth ...


Incentivizing Corporate America To Eradicate Transnational Bribery Worldwide: Federal Transparency And Voluntary Disclosure Under The Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, Peter Reilly Mar 2018

Incentivizing Corporate America To Eradicate Transnational Bribery Worldwide: Federal Transparency And Voluntary Disclosure Under The Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, Peter Reilly

Peter R. Reilly

In 1977, it was discovered that hundreds of U.S. companies had spent hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to improve business overseas. In response, Congress passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), thereby making it illegal to bribe foreign officials to obtain a business advantage. A major tension has emerged between the federal agencies charged with enforcing the FCPA (i.e., the DOJ and SEC), and the corporate entities trying to stay within the legal and regulatory bounds of the statute. Specifically, while the government appears to be trying to maximize discretion and flexibility in carrying out its ...


Collaborating For Transformation, Marjorie A. Silver Jan 2018

Collaborating For Transformation, Marjorie A. Silver

Journal of Experiential Learning

No abstract provided.


Whole Other Story: Applying Narrative Mediation To The Immigration Beat, Carol Pauli Oct 2017

Whole Other Story: Applying Narrative Mediation To The Immigration Beat, Carol Pauli

Carol Pauli

If Donald Trump, kicking off his campaign for the White House, was saying “what everyone is thinking,” about illegal immigration, it must be that his message mirrored a narrative that already existed in the minds of his audience. That fearful story of criminals invading the U.S. borders has long been a dominant theme in the mainstream news immigration story. Like all news stories, this one focuses attention on some facts at the expense of others. Like many news stories, it draws its power from earlier, well-known tales — some as old as the Flood. This article recommends that the news ...