Saturday, February 7, 2009

Alternative Dispute Resolution; June 15, 2009; $1000 and internet publication.

Alternative Dispute Resolution $1000 and internet publication; June 15, 2009 deadline

[The details that follow have been originally posted at the ABA ADR site, here.]

James Boskey ADR Writing Competition

Sponsored by The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the Association for Conflict Resolution in association with the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution of UNLV Boyd School of Law.

Sponsored by The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution in memory of James B. Boskey, an intellectual, humanitarian, law professor, and mediator. Jim Boskey became known and beloved world-over for his publication of The Alternative Newsletter, a resource guide on ADR published quarterly. It was in its tenth year when Jim died in 1999. The publication provided a comprehensive yet very accessible window into the diverse dimensions of the ADR field. In many respects, Jim Boskey-through the alternative newsletter-was the voice of the ADR community.

Purpose of the Boskey ADR Writing Competition
The purpose of the competition is to promote greater interest in and understanding of the field of dispute resolution and collaborative decision-making among students enrolled in ABA accredited law schools.

The essay may address any aspect of dispute resolution practice, theory or research that the contestant chooses. Essays are limited to 15-25 typewritten pages, including footnotes or endnotes. The text of the essay must be double-spaced, with twelve-point font and one-inch margins.

First Prize: $1000 to the Competition winner and posting of the winning essay and runner-up online.

Entry Information

Entries for the competition must be submitted by Monday, June 15, 2009. One electronic copy of the submission and one entry form must be submitted in order to register for the competition. Electronic entries are to be sent to Josephine Waugh at, with the subject header “Attn: Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition.”

Click here to download the Boskey Entry Form.

Register via mail send the completed Entry Form and essay to:

Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition
c/o Jo Waugh
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
740 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Entries must be postmarked by U.S. mail or recognized commercial express service. Entries submitted by fax will be automatically rejected. Contestants will receive confirmation of the entry. The winner(s) will be notified by mail of their selection. The James Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition is sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution.

The James Boskey ADR Writing Competition is a project of the ADR in Law Schools Committee. The Boskey Writing Competition is Chaired by Jean Sternlight, Saltman Professor, UNLV Boyd School of Law & Director Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution."

Current and Past Law Student Division Winners Include:

2008 Winner: Adam Gregg, Contractual Expansion of the Scope of Judicial Review After Hall Street: Time to Amend the FAA
Drake University School of Law

Honorable Mention: Michael Kleinman, Diaspora Discussions: Moving From Jewish Enclave Deliberation to Interfaith Dialogue--A Case Study in Conflict Resolution at Rutgers University
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

2007 Winner: Kimberly Grant, Ten Dollars for Twenty Years: Providing Justice for Exonerees Using Victim-Offender Mediation
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Honorable Mention: Christopher McKinney, Too Many Motions for Vacatur of Commercial Arbitration: The Eleventh Circuit Sanctions Unwary Litigants
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law

More winning names, titles institutions at the Disupte Resolution Essay Competition site: here.

image: annual Saltman Lecture at UNLV