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Penn State Law students co-author article on judicial review of arbitration and mediation agreements

The Dispute Resolution Journal, the flagship publication of the American Arbitration Association, recently published an article co-authored by Penn State Law students Julia Rabich and Sarah Stoner and Professor Nancy Welsh, entitled “Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards and Mediation Agreements: Tips for Sustaining Deference.”

Courts generally extend deference to arbitration awards and mediated settlement agreements, but there are exceptions. This article discusses what arbitrators and mediators should do to sustain such deference.

"As an alumna of Penn State Dickinson School of Law, it was especially gratifying to see this article published in the AAA's special edition of the Dispute Resolution Journal featuring women's voices on substantive issues in mediation and arbitration," said Sandra Partridge '06, vice president of the commercial division for the American Arbitration Association in New York and New England. "I am pleased to see Penn State Law's continued commitment to research and scholarship in these areas."  

Rabich and Stoner are members of the class of 2012. Rabich is managing editor of the Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation, and a member of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Stone is co-president of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society.
Welsh is the William Trickett Faculty Scholar and professor of law at Penn State Law. She is a member of the Council of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, the Mediation Advisory Board of the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee on ADR. 

The Dispute Resolution Journal is a world-recognized authoritative resource by leading practitioners and scholars that covers the spectrum of ADR issues, emerging techniques and new applications of ADR processes in commercial and labor practice. 


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