Jennifer Reynolds

Jennifer Reynolds
Jennifer Reynolds is an Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon Law and the Faculty Director of the ADR Center. Teaching civil procedure, conflicts of law, negotiation, and mediation, her research interests include dispute systems design, problem-solving in multiparty scenarios, judicial attitudes toward ADR, and cultural influences and implications of alternative processes. She is also a contributor to ADR Prof Blog.

Tales From The City

From New York, an interesting institutional approach to small-stakes dispute resolution: the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH).According to the article, OATH was created in 1979 as an “independent alternative” to internal agency tribunals. Over...

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Do We Intervene? How?

Interesting op-ed from the New York Times on the recent student protest during a talk by Christina Hoff Sommers at Lewis & Clark Law School. As the author points out, the current political moment is fraught and toxic, which can make people “jumpy” when it...

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Another Creative Cease-And-Desist

This time from Bud Light. Watch the video of the town crier reading the letter, which asks a Minnesota brewery to cease and desist using Bud Light’s trademarked “Dilly Dilly” in the name of brewery’s newly released “Dilly Dilly Mosaic Double IPA.” (If that link...

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Against Secret Settlements

The New Yorker has a fascinating new article by Ronan Farrow providing more information about some of the settlement structures used by Harvey Weinstein and his company. It is worth reading in full, but I’m including a few excerpts from the article below to give...

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Stranger Things

Two recent dispute resolution notes:First, many of you may have heard about Netflix’s amusing cease-and-desist letter to the pop-up bar in Chicago decorated with an unauthorized “Stranger Things” theme. (For those of you who haven’t watched the...

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Farkas On Justice Thomas And The FAA

Brian Farkas (Cardozo) has just published “The Continuing Voice of Dissent: Justice Thomas and the Federal Arbitration Act” in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, available for download here. The abstract:Since 1984, a majority of the Supreme Court has held that the...

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Where Are We Going?

From FOI Tom Stipanowich (Pepperdine):I recently had the chance to deliver reflections on almost four decades of experience with dispute resolution as keynoter for Cardozo School of Law’s Symposium on the “The Pound Conferences: Where Do We Come From? What are We?...

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Summer Binge, ADR Edition

Summer is upon us, which means that we will all have more time for television. Hooray! For those of you who need to justify your binge-watching, consider American Crime (website here), an amazing show with strong ADR themes.American Crime is in its third season,...

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Reflections On One-L

In 1977, Scott Turow published One-L, a lightly fictionalized memoir of Turow’s first year at Harvard Law School. Since then, One-L has become one of the most commonly recommended books for prospective law students.Earlier this year, I asked some ADR...

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What I’m Reading, 2017

For the past five years at the ABA Conference, the “What I’m Reading” panel has given us an opportunity to talk about what inspires ADR scholars and practitioners. Two weeks ago, we had a fabulous (and musical!) panel and several people asked if I would post the...

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