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ADR as Public Policy: Domestic and International Perspectives

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ADR as Public Policy: Domestic and International Perspectives

This year's annual Yearbook on Arbitration Symposium will feature top Alternative Dispute Resolution scholars who will cover arbitration and mediation influence on and interaction with public policy. The event will feature a morning panel focused on arbitration and an afternoon panel covering mediation.

Confirmed speakers and topics include:
  Professor Lisa Blomgren Amsler, Indiana University — discussing the importance of transparency in the arbitration process
  Professor Stephen Ware, University of Kansas School of Law — vacating arbitration awards for misapplication of law
  Professor Thomas StipanowichPepperdine University School of Law — presenting empirical research on arbitration
  Professor Loukas Mistelis, Queen Mary School of Law — public policy in international investment arbitration
  Mary Mourra, practitioner — state arbitration in Latin America
Scholars for the mediation panel are:
  Professor Lou Del Duca, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law — UNCITRAL
  Professor Sharon Press, Hamline University School of Law
  Rebecca Price, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York — profile of the S.D.N.Y.'s mandatory mediation program
  Professor Guiseppe Conte, Florence — discussion of the EU's mandatory mediation program, and its application in Italy

“The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board has approved this program for 7.0 hours of substantive law, practice, and procedure credit and 0.0 hours of ethics, substance abuse, and professionalism credit. Attorneys seeking credit in states other than Pennsylvania may request a Uniform Attendance Certification to self-report, which will be mailed to attendees following the program.”

Registration is required. Fees for those seeking CLE credit will be $99 for alumni and $149 for all others. Fees include continental breakfast, lunch, on-site parking, Wi-Fi access and materials. Registration will remain open until 5 p.m. on January 29.

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Greg Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building University Park and the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium, Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle

ADR as Public Policy: Domestic and International Perspectives

7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 to 8:45 a.m.

Dean James W. Houck (Live from Carlisle)

8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Panel on Arbitration

Professor Loukas Mistelis (AV from Queen Mary in the UK)
Ms. Mary Mourra (Live from UP)
Professor Thomas Stipanowich (Live form UP)
Professor Stephen Ware (Live from UP)
Professor Lisa Blomgren Amsler (AV from Indiana)

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Panel on Mediation

Ms. Rebecca Price (Live from Carlisle)
Professor Sharon Press (Live from Carlisle)
Professor Guiseppe Conte (Live from Carlisle)
Professor Louis F. Del Duca (Live from Carlisle)

4:30 to 4:45 p.m
Closing Remarks

Drew Hushka (Live from UP)


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