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2015 Spring Symposium
Not All Controversies End In Court: Checking The Balance In Alternative Dispute Resolution
March 27, 2015
9 AM – 5 PM
UDC School of Law
4340 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Moot Court Room
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The field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has expanded rapidly over the past decade and has become mandatory under a growing list of circumstances.
Although clear evidence demonstrates cost and time savings through ADR, an increasing number of activists and scholars have criticized its use as a privatization of justice. Beyond efficiency, under what circumstances can ADR provide a just resolution that might not be available to parties through traditional litigation? What safeguards must be included to ensure that ADR fosters the desired win-win outcome, and does not result in a form of second-class justice that denies parties their day in court? These issues, and many more, will be discussed at the symposium.
The symposium will feature provocative panels, an interactive exercise, a lunch & learn opportunity for informal networking with practitioners, a keynote address by a noted Supreme Court litigator, and a festive reception.