Paul Kirgis

Paul Kirgis
Paul Kirgis is the Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law and the Faculty Chair of the Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution. Teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution, Evidence, and Negotiation, his scholarship focuses on dispute resolution both within and outside of the traditional civil litigation paradigm. He has published widely on topics ranging from the civil jury to arbitration to negotiation pedagogy in a number of Law Reviews and is a contributor at ADR Prof Blog.

On “Forced” Arbitration

Over the past year or so, critics of consumer and employment arbitration have coined a new term for what ADR scholars have historically called mandatory pre-dispute arbitration: “forced arbitration.” The most prominent example appears in the recent film...

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WIP Conference Registration – Final Notice

This is a final reminder that the deadline to register as a presenter for the Eighth Annual AALS ADR Works-in-Progress conference is next Monday, October 6.  The Conference will take place in early November at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. The...

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“Exceeding Powers”, or Review on the Merits?

Thanks to Sarah Cole for pointing out a recent decision of the Ohio Supreme Court addressing the thorny question of when a court may vacate an arbitral award on the grounds that the arbitrators exceeded their powers by interpreting the underlying contract to allow a...

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Zimmerman & Remus on Mass Settlements

Adam Zimmerman has been doing ground-breaking work on mass settlements for several years now, and he has two new articles, one done with Dana Remus, that extend those investigations into new areas. The first is titled Presidential Settlements, 163 U. Pa. L. Rev. _...

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Bargaining with consequences

I’ll be presenting my article Bargaining with Consequences: Leverage and Coercion in Negotiation tomorrow (Friday, February 27, 2014) at the Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop at Quinnipiac University School of Law. Here’s the abstract to the article, which...

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Call for Proposals – 2014 Works in Progress

Request for ProposalsHosting the AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section2014 Works-in-Progress Conference The AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section is seeking a host for the 8th Annual Works-in-Progress Conference to take place in the fall of...

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AALS Annual Meeting Update

The AALS Section on Dispute Resolution hosted a panel on ADR and the Regulatory State at the Annual Meeting in New York on January 4, 2014. I moderated the panel, which featured Jeffrey Lubbers (American), Maureen Weston (Pepperdine), and Nancy Welsh (Penn...

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