Theodore St. Antoine, the James E. & Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Michigan, will deliver the 2016 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution. Professor St. Antoine’s lecture will take place on April 5 at 12:10 in Saxbe Auditorium at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. The Moritz Program on Dispute Resolution will attempt to live stream Professor St. Antoine’s talk on Twitter using Periscope. Just follow @Moritz_ADR.

Professor St. Antoine will leverage decades of academic and practice experience to discuss the current state of labor and employment arbitration in his talk titled “Labor and Employment Arbitration Today: A Midlife Crisis or a New Golden Age?” In recent years, there has been greater focus on employment arbitration rather than traditional labor arbitration because of the sharp decline in union membership and the increased use of so-called mandatory arbitration by nonunion employers. To get or keep a job, employees must adhere to mandatory arbitration agreements, waiving access to the courts—even for statutory claims. Professor St. Antoine’s presentation will address the pros and cons of these arrangements and their evolving legal regulation, and suggest best practices to maintain the substantive claims of employees and the due process rights of all parties.

For more information about the Schwartz Lecture look here: http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/program-on-dispute-resolution/academics/2015-16-schwartz-lecture-on-dispute-resolution/

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Sarah Cole is a professor as well as the director of the Program on Dispute Resolution at Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She has focused her research on the legal issues and policy that have arisen as a result of the increased use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). She frequently publishes articles on dispute resolution topics and is a contributor to ADR Prof Blog.