Friday, March 6, 2009

Conflict Prevention Corporate - Public Recognition - October 30, 2009

International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
October 30,2009 deadline
Many categories, including one for student articles

The following notice is patched together from materials linked at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution web site.

In 2009, the focus is on processes, techniques, systems, commitment and scholarship, which address the resolution, prevention or creative management of major disputes involving public or business institutions, such as those between corporations, between government and corporations, or among multiple parties.

ADR innovations in other areas, such as domestic relations or juvenile justice, are outside the parameters of this competition.

Category I: Outstanding Practical Achievement by companies, law firms, court systems, neutrals and others in the use of innovative methods and systems to prevent, resolve or manage disputes effectively. Entries under Category I for outstanding use or application of ADR may be submitted by the principals involved or by others. Those entering should submit a several page description explaining: (a) Problem or need addressed; (b) Response, including its innovative characteristics; (c) Results or implications; (d) Key principals to be cited for leadership and implementation; and (e) Lessons, including how others can replicate the response or technique.

Category II: Original Article published by academics and other professionals in November 2008 - October 2009 that advance understanding in the field of ADR, with an emphasis on advancements of international understanding.

Category III: Original Student Article or Paper on events or issues in the field of ADR in November 2008 - October 2008. Articles must be published in 2009; outstanding papers prepared for courses requiring papers as substantial part of grade must be recommended for submission by professor.

Prior Recipients:

Katherine Dirks, Note: Ethical Rules of Conduct in the Settlement of Mass Torts: A Proposal to Reverse Rule 1.8 (G), 83 N.Y.U. Law Rev. 501 (2008) (see 2009 press release).

Honorees and titles from earlier years appear at the annual awards site.

Erin E. Gleason, International Arbitral Appeals: What Are We Afraid Of?, 7 Pepp. Disp. Resol. L.J. 269 (2007)

Jeremy Joseph, Mediation at War: How to Actually Win ‘Hearts and Minds’ – Improving the Reconciliative Effectiveness of the U.S. Military’s Condolence Payment Program to Aggrieved Iraqi Civilians Using Culturally Competent Arab-Muslim Mediation Techniques (Original paper, Georgetown Law Center, Mediation Seminar, Summer 2006)

Carol Pauli, News Media as Mediators (Original Paper, Cardozo School of Law, ADR Seminar, Spring 2006)

Joshua Berry, The Trouble We Have with the Iraqis is US: A proposal for Alternative Dispute Resolution in the New Iraq, 20 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 527 (2005) and Daniel Hendy, Is a Truth Commission the Solution to Restoring Peace in Post-Conflict Iraq? 20 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 487 (2005).

Jack Wilson, No-Class-Action Arbitration Clauses,” State-Law Unconscionability, and The Federal Arbitration Act: A Case for Federal Judicial Restraint And Congressional Action, Course Paper (2004) (Forthcoming - Quinnipiac L.R.(2005))

Original Short Article published by academics and other professionals in November 2008 - October 2009 that advance understanding in the field of ADR, with an emphasis on advancements of international understanding.

Catetory IV: Outstanding Book published in November 2008 - October 2009 that advances understanding in the field of ADR, with a special emphasis on international understanding.

Category V: Problem Solving in the Law School for effective teaching of problem solving theory and practice in any law school course (including integration within core substantive courses such as contracts, torts, civil procedure, others), seminar or clinic taught by full-time faculty members during either of the preceding two academic years (Fall 2008 - Summer 2009). Materials to be submitted under Category V should include course/seminar/clinic outline with accompanying description by professor(s), sample of readings and/or exercises, and any other materials that the professor(s) believes will assist the panel of judges in their evaluation. Criteria for evaluation will include innovation in teaching problem solving; substantive and pedagogical strength; ability to be adapted by other law teachers and schools; other distinguishing and/or particularly meritorious features of course/seminar/clinic.

Category VI: Best Electronic Media in ADR which will encompass websites, blogs and any other internet based media.


Image from Wikipedia, Vase with twelve sunflowers (Arles, January 1889), Vincent van Gogh, Technik: Öl auf Leinwand, 91 x 72 cm; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Philadelphia, USA