Forced into Employment Arbitration? Sexual Harassment Victims are Saying #MeToo and Beginning to Fight Back—But They Need Congressional Help
Samuel D. Lack Abstract As awareness of the prevalence and pervasiveness of workplace sexual harassment has grown in the United States, so too has the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts, shepherding employee claims out of courtrooms and into private arbitration proceedings. Though private arbitration is often touted as cheaper and […]
Robert B. Fuqua Abstract Litigation finance is a form of specialty funding used by litigants and law firms to pay the high costs associated with maintaining a legal claim. In a typical agreement, a litigation funder pays a portion of a client’s litigation expenses in exchange for a share of the lawsuit’s recovery. The loan […]
“Behind-the-Table” Conflicts in the Failed Negotiation for a Referendum for the Independence of Catalonia: A Student Note by Oriol Valentí i Vidal
By Oriol Valentí i Vidal* Spain is facing its most profound constitutional crisis since democracy was restored in 1978. After years of escalating political conflict, the Catalan government announced it would organize an independence referendum on October 1, 2017, an outcome that the Spanish government vowed to block. This article represents, to the best of […]
By Amrita Narine* In recent years, mediation has become increasingly popular and now represents a viable option for parties in a variety of scenarios. Despite its rising popularity, mediation has received mixed responses because of the potential to entrench preexisting power imbalances. This paper will explore the usefulness of mediation when dealing with an imbalanced […]
The symposium on the theory and application of restorative justice held by the Harvard Negotiation Law Review in February prompted a renewed look at restorative justice not merely as a new method of achieving a familiar understanding of justice but as a new theory of justice itself.