This week in ADR: January 8-January 15

  • ADR and college football:  In the course of its struggle to free itself from the Big East conference, West Virginia University finds itself ordered to engage in non-binding mediation with conference reps.
  • Same ADR process, very different context:  The Department of Justice hopes that mediation can serve as a foreclosure intervention.
  • Worlds collide:  The 9th Circuit tries to sort out the complicated jurisprudence on the reach of the Federal Arbitration Act.
  • Across the globe, a journalist reflects on over 30 years of negotiations in the Middle East, and makes a pitch for Saudi Arabia to join the table.
  • Finally, a new study finds that some surprisingly simple instructions can affect women’s success in negotiations.

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