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Let Us Reason Together: The Role Of Process In Effective Mediation, Howard W. Cummins Nov 2013

Let Us Reason Together: The Role Of Process In Effective Mediation, Howard W. Cummins

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


C-Drum News, Fall 2013 Oct 2013

C-Drum News, Fall 2013

The C-DRUM News

No abstract provided.


‘Translating The Terrain’ Over Cultural Myths And Mistaken Assumptions, Marjorie Corman Aaron Sep 2013

‘Translating The Terrain’ Over Cultural Myths And Mistaken Assumptions, Marjorie Corman Aaron

Faculty Articles and Other Publications

Lawyers must recognize that, outside of the legal practice, people lack shared knowledge about its workings. Thus, the “lawyer-translator” must supply basic, missing knowledge of legal process, practice, and culture for her words to make sense. Without some of that knowledge, the lawyer’s words lack meaning.


Alternative Dispute Resolution And Public Confidence In The Judiciary: Chief Judge Bell's "Culture Of Conflict Resolution", Deborah Thompson Eisenberg, Rachel Wohl, Toby Treem Guerin Aug 2013

Alternative Dispute Resolution And Public Confidence In The Judiciary: Chief Judge Bell's "Culture Of Conflict Resolution", Deborah Thompson Eisenberg, Rachel Wohl, Toby Treem Guerin

Deborah Thompson Eisenberg

Chief Judge Robert M. Bell has been a visionary leader in the development of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”). His innovations have made Maryland a model state for conflict resolution programs in the courts and, uniquely, beyond the courthouse doors in a broad range of arenas. This article provides an overview of the “culture of conflict resolution” he ignited in the judiciary and in communities.


Globalization And Financial Dispute Resolution: Examining Areas Of Convergence And Informed Divergence In Financial Adr, Shahla F. Ali Jul 2013

Globalization And Financial Dispute Resolution: Examining Areas Of Convergence And Informed Divergence In Financial Adr, Shahla F. Ali

Journal of Dispute Resolution

The global reach of the financial crisis calls for renewed investigation on the impact of globalization on international legal practice. Part One of this paper examines the theoretical perspectives on the impact of globalization on international legal practice. Part Two provides a global review of financial dispute resolution programs, including arbitration models and ombudsman systems, developed to address the financial complaints of retail investors that intensified during and after the financial crisis. Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore and Hong Kong are featured because they each reflect either the ombudsman or arbitration model of financial dispute resolution. Part …


American Workplace Dispute Resolution In The Individual Rights Era, Alexander Colvin May 2013

American Workplace Dispute Resolution In The Individual Rights Era, Alexander Colvin

Alexander Colvin

This article presents a theoretical conceptualization of the rise of alternative dispute resolution and its impact on American employment relations in the individual rights era. The idea of an industrial relations system advanced by Dunlop is no longer a plausible general approach for understanding American employment relations given the decline of organized labor. This article examines the question of whether a new individual employment rights-based system of employment relations has replaced it. The old New Deal industrial relations system was based on three pillars: labor contracts that provided a web of rules governing the workplace; economic strikes, actual or threatened, …


At&T V. Concepcion: The Problem Of A False Majority, Lisa Tripp, Evan R. Hanson Mar 2013

At&T V. Concepcion: The Problem Of A False Majority, Lisa Tripp, Evan R. Hanson

Lisa Tripp

The Supreme Court’s 2011 decision in AT&T v. Concepcion is the first case where the Supreme Court explores the interplay between state law unconscionability doctrine and the vast preemptive power of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). Although it is considered by many to be a landmark decision which has the potential for greatly expanding the already impressive preemptive power of the FAA, something is amiss with Concepcion.

AT&T v. Concepcion is ostensibly a 5-4 majority decision with a concurring opinion. However, the differences in the majority and concurring opinions are so profound that it appears that Justice Thomas actually …


Happiness At The House Of Mouse: How Disney Negotiates To Create The "Happiest Place On Earth", Lauren A. Newell Feb 2013

Happiness At The House Of Mouse: How Disney Negotiates To Create The "Happiest Place On Earth", Lauren A. Newell

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Poets rhapsodize about it, the Beatles sing about it, philosophers debate it, psychologists study it, and chocolate induces it. Disney, on the other hand, claims title to it: happiness. This Article examines, in the context of Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro's "Core Concerns" framework and general negotiation theory, the degree to which The Walt Disney Company creates happiness for those at the Walt Disney World Resort, particularly Walt Disney World's guests and cast members. It begins with a brief discussion of happiness and of negotiation theory. This Article next examines how Disney creates at Walt Disney World a negotiating environment …


Resolving Workplace Disputes In The United States: The Growth Of Alternative Dispute Resolution In Employment Relations, David B. Lipsky, Ronald L. Seeber Feb 2013

Resolving Workplace Disputes In The United States: The Growth Of Alternative Dispute Resolution In Employment Relations, David B. Lipsky, Ronald L. Seeber

David B Lipsky

[Excerpt] For more than a decade a "quiet revolution" has been occurring m the American system of justice. There has been a dramatic growth in the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve disputes that might otherwise be handled through litigation. We define ADR as the use of any form of mediation or arbitration as a substitute for the public judicial or administrative process available to resolve a dispute (Lipsky and Seeber, 1998A}. In the United States mediation, arbitration, and their variants ordinarily are private processes in which the disputants themselves select, hire, and pay the third-party neutral who …


Patterns Of Adr Use In Corporate Disputes, David B. Lipsky, Ronald L. Seeber Feb 2013

Patterns Of Adr Use In Corporate Disputes, David B. Lipsky, Ronald L. Seeber

David B Lipsky

[Excerpt] Is it reasonable to expect that the use of ADR by U.S. corporations will continue to grow in the future? We asked the respondents in our survey a series of questions designed to determine their view on this issue....In general, a large majority of the respondents in our survey believe that they are "likely" or "very likely" to use mediation in the future—38% and 46%, respectively. They were more cautious about the use of arbitration. Only 24% said they were very likely to use it in the future, while 47% said they were likely to do so. More than …


The Social Contract And Dispute Resolution: The Transformation Of The Social Contract In The United States Workplace And The Emergence Of New Strategies Of Dispute Resolution, David B. Lipsky, Ronald L. Seeber Feb 2013

The Social Contract And Dispute Resolution: The Transformation Of The Social Contract In The United States Workplace And The Emergence Of New Strategies Of Dispute Resolution, David B. Lipsky, Ronald L. Seeber

David B Lipsky

In recent years, a significant amount of public and academic attention has been devoted to the unravelling of the so-called 'New Deal' social contract and the emergence of a new social contract between workers and employers in the United States of America (US). In our paper, we will identify the forces of change that undermined the New Deal social contract during the post-World War II era and led to the reformulation of the workplace social contract in the US. It is our thesis that the transformation of the workplace social contract in the US significantly affected the resolution of employment …


The Conflict Over Conflict Management, David B. Lipsky, Ariel C. Avgar Jan 2013

The Conflict Over Conflict Management, David B. Lipsky, Ariel C. Avgar

David B Lipsky

[Excerpt] In this article we look at the traditional approach to workplace conflict, the evolution of conflict management, criticism of this process by progressive and traditional critics, and then consider whether they can be reconciled by taking what we call a strategic view of conflict management in the workplace. This view calls for an alignment between the goals of the conflict management system and the overarching nature of the organization in which that system is implemented. The management of conflict, according to this approach, should complement the organization’s strategic posture and existing structures. We maintain that the level of fit …


The Curious Case Of Transformative Dispute Resolution: An Unfortunate Marriage Of Intransigence, Exclusivity, And Hype, Robert J. Condlin Jan 2013

The Curious Case Of Transformative Dispute Resolution: An Unfortunate Marriage Of Intransigence, Exclusivity, And Hype, Robert J. Condlin

Faculty Scholarship

Why do proponents of Transformative Dispute Resolution (TDR) defend the Theory in such intransigent, exclusivist, and grandiose terms? TDR is a mature theory, and a relatively sophisticated one, and qualities of this sort usually go hand in hand with a balanced, refined, and well-modulated sense of self. But TDR proponents will have none of that. They make ambitious (some would say outlandish) assertions about the Theory’s capacity to develop moral and political character, reform deliberative government, and resolve ethno-political conflict, while simultaneously rejecting overtures from sympathetic outsiders to rein in the overstated aspects of these claims and craft a more …


Alternative Dispute Resolution And Public Confidence In The Judiciary: Chief Judge Bell's "Culture Of Conflict Resolution", Deborah Thompson Eisenberg, Rachel Wohl, Toby Treem Guerin Jan 2013

Alternative Dispute Resolution And Public Confidence In The Judiciary: Chief Judge Bell's "Culture Of Conflict Resolution", Deborah Thompson Eisenberg, Rachel Wohl, Toby Treem Guerin

Faculty Scholarship

Chief Judge Robert M. Bell has been a visionary leader in the development of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”). His innovations have made Maryland a model state for conflict resolution programs in the courts and, uniquely, beyond the courthouse doors in a broad range of arenas. This article provides an overview of the “culture of conflict resolution” he ignited in the judiciary and in communities.


Developments In Adr, Tania Sourdin, Nadja Alexander Jan 2013

Developments In Adr, Tania Sourdin, Nadja Alexander

Research Collection Yong Pung How School Of Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes are now widely used throughout Australia to resolve and manage disputes without the need to use traditional rights-based processes such as litigation. ADR usually refers to dispute resolution processes that are 'alternative' to traditional court proceedings. ADR is also now used as an acronym for 'assisted', 'additional', 'affirmative', or 'appropriate' dispute resolution processes within the Australian environment. ADR processes can be used across diverse areas, including commercial, legal, social, environmental and political fields. This paper identifies some key features and trends in the Australian ADR context.


Adr's Place In Foreclosure: Remedying The Flaws Of A Securitized Housing Market, Lydia Nussbaum Jan 2013

Adr's Place In Foreclosure: Remedying The Flaws Of A Securitized Housing Market, Lydia Nussbaum

Scholarly Works

Millions of Americans lost their homes during the foreclosure crisis, an unprecedented disaster still plaguing local and national economies. A primary factor contributing to the crisis has been the failure of conventional foreclosure procedures to account for the new realities of securitization and the secondary mortgage market, which transformed the traditional borrower-lender relationship. To compensate for the shortcomings of conventional foreclosure procedures and stem the tide of residential foreclosure, state and local governments turned to ADR processes for a solution. Some foreclosure ADR programs, however, have greater potential to avoid foreclosures than others. This Article comprehensively examines the key components …


Ensuring Remedies To Cure Cramming, Amy J. Schmitz Jan 2013

Ensuring Remedies To Cure Cramming, Amy J. Schmitz

Faculty Publications

The unauthorized addition of third party charges to telecommunications bills ("cramming") is a growing problem that has caught the attention of federal regulators and state attorney generals. This Article therefore discusses the problems associated with cramming, and highlights consumers’ uphill battles in seeking remedies with respect to cramming claims. Indeed, it is imperative for policymakers, researchers, consumer advocates, and industry groups to collaborate in developing means for resolving these claims. Accordingly, this Article offers a proposal for resolving cramming disputes in order to advance this collaboration, and inspire development of a functioning online dispute resolution ("ODR") process to handle these …


American Exceptionalism In Consumer Arbitration, Amy J. Schmitz Jan 2013

American Exceptionalism In Consumer Arbitration, Amy J. Schmitz

Faculty Publications

“American exceptionalism” has been used to reference the United States’ outlier policies in various contexts, including its love for litigation. Despite Americans’ reverence for their “day in court,” their zest for contractual freedom and efficiency has prevailed to result in U.S. courts’ strict enforcement of arbitration provisions in both business-to-business (“B2B”) and business-to-consumer (“B2C”) contracts. This is exceptional because although most of the world joins the United States in generally enforcing B2B arbitration under the New York Convention, many other countries refuse or strictly limit arbitration enforcement in B2C relationships due to concerns regarding power imbalances and public enforcement of …


Changing Minds: The Work Of Mediators And Empirical Studies Of Persuasion, James H. Stark, Douglas N. Frenkel Jan 2013

Changing Minds: The Work Of Mediators And Empirical Studies Of Persuasion, James H. Stark, Douglas N. Frenkel

All Faculty Scholarship

The use of mediation has grown exponentially in recent years in courts, agencies, and community settings. Yet the field of mediation still operates to a considerable extent on folklore and opinion, rather than reliable knowledge. Mediator attempts at persuasion are pervasive in a wide variety of mediation contexts, yet “persuasion” is, for some, a pejorative word and a contested norm in the field. Perhaps as a result, there has been little, if any, evidence-based writing about what kinds of persuasive appeals might be effective in mediation, how they might operate, and how they might be experienced by disputants. In an …


Lawyers And Mediation: Lessons From Mediator Stories, Sharon Press Jan 2013

Lawyers And Mediation: Lessons From Mediator Stories, Sharon Press

Faculty Scholarship

In Stories Mediators Tell, Lela Love and Eric Galton have compiled a compelling anthology of stories about mediation. Not surprisingly, most of the stories involve a significant moment when something special happened for the parties. The author was reminded of presentations by Baruch Bush and Joe Folger in the early 1990's (around the time the first edition of The Promise of Mediation was published). They would ask mediators who attended their sessions to recount to a partner one of their memorable mediations. Inevitably, the stories were about transformative moments - of parties obtaining clarity for the first time - of …


In Quest Of The Arbitration Trifecta, Or Closed Door Litigation?: The Delaware Arbitration Program, Thomas Stipanowich Dec 2012

In Quest Of The Arbitration Trifecta, Or Closed Door Litigation?: The Delaware Arbitration Program, Thomas Stipanowich

Thomas J. Stipanowich

The Delaware Arbitration Program established a procedure by which businesses can agree to have their disputes heard in an arbitration proceeding before a sitting judge of the state’s highly regarded Chancery Court. The Program arguably offers a veritable trifecta of procedural advantages for commercial parties, including expert adjudication, efficient case management and short cycle time and, above all, a proceeding cloaked in secrecy. It also may enhance the reputation of Delaware as the forum of choice for businesses. But the Program’s ambitious intermingling of public and private forums brings into play the longstanding tug-of-war between the traditional view of court …