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Mapping the Landscape of Legal Tech ​& Online Dispute Resolution

2023 Annual Texas A&M Dispute Resolution Symposium

4.25 T​X CLE credit hours incl. 1.50 Ethics
Friday, March 3, 2023

Explore the intersection between legal tech and online dispute resolution (ODR), these tools’ different uses in the public and private sectors, and what that should mean for legal education.
Free  |  Presented in-person ​& online via Zoom  |  CLE credit ​incl. Ethics 

 Past Events

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ASIL IEcLIG Biennial Conference

September 22-24, 2022
Co-sponsor of the American Society of International Law International Economic Law Interest Group (ASIL IEcLIG) Biennial Conference on "Energy, Sustainability, and The Future of International Economic Law."
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Watch Party: Prof. Eckstein at the International Court of Justice

Monday, April 4, ​2022
Prof. Gabriel Eckstein argued at the International Court of Justice on behalf of Bolivia in its water rights dispute with Chile in the case Dispute over the Status and Use of the Waters of the Silala (Chile v. Bolivia).
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Carrie Menkel-Meadow

The Renaissance Woman of Dispute Resolution

Carrie Menkel-Meadow's Contributions to New Directions in Feminism, Ethics, and ADR

March 4, 2022: Full-Day Symposium
March 5, 2022: Half-Day Dispute Resolution Schmooze

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NDA colloquium

The Ethics of NDAs in Mediation ​& Arbitration

Online Colloquium
February 15, 2022
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Improving Diversity in Arbitration

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Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Consortium Series:  Discovering New Voices in Dispute Resolution

February 12, 2021

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ADR's Place in Navigating a Polarized Era

Conversations with Symposium Authors

Although the March 20, 2020 symposium was not held in person due to COVID, the symposium authors’ articles are available online, and video conversations with the authors are available below.  Each video conversation focuses on the author’s symposium article or presentation.


Published articles:

Jennifer Reynolds’ article, published in the Texas A&M Law Review, is available here.  All of the other symposium authors’ articles are available in a symposium issue of the Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution, available here.

Video conversations with symposium authors and presenters:

  • Jennifer Reynolds – Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Faculty Research and Programs, and Faculty Director, ADR Center, University of Oregon School of Law – “Talking About Abortion (Listening Optional)” - Professors Nancy Welsh and Cynthia Alkon in conversation with Professor Reynolds (    

  • Jill DeTemple – Chair of Religious Studies, Professor of Religious Studies, and, by courtesy, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University – “The Spaces We Make: Dialogic Classrooms and Social Transformation” - Professors Nancy Welsh and Peter Reilly in conversation with Professor DeTemple (

  • Deborah Eisenberg – Piper & Marbury Professor of Law, Director of Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law – “Beyond Settlement: Reconceptualizing ADR as ‘Conflict Process Strategy’” - Professors Nancy Welsh and Peter Reilly in conversation with Professor Eisenberg (

  • Howard Gadlin – Ombudsman and Director, Center for Cooperative Resolution, National Institutes of Health (Retired) – “The Center Cannot Hold: Challenges to Ombuds in Federal Agencies During Times of Political Turmoil” (unpublished manuscript) – Professors Nancy Welsh and Carol Pauli in conversation with Howard Gadlin (

  • Joint conversation – Professor Nancy Welsh with Professors Sharon Press, Nancy Rogers, Josh Stulberg and Bill Froehlich (
    • “Using Dispute Resolution Skills to Heal a Community” - Sharon Press, Professor of Law and Director, Dispute Resolution Institute, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
    • “Sharing Dispute Resolution Practices with Leaders of a Divided Community or Campus: Strategies for Two Crucial Conversations” - Nancy Rogers, Professor Emeritus; Josh Stulberg, Emeritus Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Interim Co-Director, Divided Community Project; and William Froehlich, Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution and Deputy Director, Divided Community Project, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

  • Noam Ebner - Professor of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Creighton University – “Teaching the World: Educational Pivots for the Second Half of the ADR Century” – Professors Nancy Welsh and Cynthia Alkon in conversation with Noam Ebner (

  • Jonathan Cohen – Professor of Law and University Term Professor, University of Florida, Levin College of Law - “Negative Identity and Conflict” – Professors Nancy Welsh and Carol Pauli in conversation with Jonathan Cohen (

  • Robert A Baruch Bush, Rains Distinguished Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, and Peter F. Miller, Adjunct Professor of Mediation at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University – “Hiding in Plain Sight: Mediation, Client-Centered Practice, and the Value of Human Agency” – in conversation with Professors Nancy Welsh and Peter Reilly (

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Negotiating Crime Book Launch
​Co-authors Cynthia Alkon (Texas A&M) and Andrea Schneider (Marquette) discuss their groundbreaking new textbook
November 11, 2019

Appreciating our Legacy and Engaging the Future: An International Conference for Dispute Resolution Teachers, Scholars, and Leaders

June 18-19, 2019, Pepperdine University School of Law

Co-chairs:  Thomas J. Stipanowich, Nancy Welsh, and Sukhsimranjit Singh
Co-sponsors:  The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, and Aggie Dispute Resolution Program, Texas A&M University School of Law

Workplace Law Conference

Modern Social Movements and Their Workplace Impact

April 5, 2019

Workplace Law Program conference, co-sponsored by Aggie Dispute Resolution Program

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NAFTA 2.0:
The Puzzle of North America as a Region

February 28-March 1, 2019

Global Programs conference, co-sponsored by Aggie Dispute Resolution Program

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Annual Energy Symposium
Energy Law Currents: From the Ground Up

February 21, 2019

Presented by the Program in Natural Resources Systems

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Dispute Resolution Symposium & Schmooze

Shining a Light on Dispute Resolution: Transparency, Metrics and Empirical Research

November 16-17, 2018

TAMU Law ADR Symposium 2018 presentersOn Friday, November 16, 2018, Texas A&M Law’s Dispute Resolution Program ​held its 2018 annual symposium: Shining a Light on Dispute Resolution: Transparency, Metrics and Empirical Research with a keynote presentation by Tom Stipanowich. Panels ​focused on:

  • Mediation and online dispute resolution (ODR) in the courts
  • Plea bargaining, and
  • Diversity/inclusivity among neutrals

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, Texas A&M also ​hosted a half-day Regional Dispute Resolution “Schmooze.” ​It was an opportunity for participants to:

  • Present and receive feedback on dispute resolution-related scholarly works-in-progress and
  • Provide feedback to the National Center for State Courts and The Pew Charitable Trusts regarding evaluation metrics for court-connected ODR pilots. 
► Full event details, agenda and photos available here.
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Natural Disasters, Stakeholder Engagement and Dispute Resolution

Friday, April 13, 2018

Co-sponsored by the law school’s Aggie Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program, Natural Resources Systems Program, Program on Real Estate and Community Development Law, and Global Programs, the conference addressed how dispute resolution processes and collaborative tools can play a role in anticipating, preventing, and mitigating the devastating consequences of natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the recent fires in California and elsewhere.

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Past Events


Annual Financial Services Conference of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law

November 2-3, 2017

Among other consumer finance topics, conference presenters discussed developments involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and arbitration.

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TAMU TMCA 2017 Symposium

Texas Mediator Credentialing Association 13th Annual Symposium

October 28, 2017

"Trailblazers in Mediation: Exploring New Pathways"

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The ​FCPA Turns 40

October 12, 2017

An Assessment of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Policies and Procedures

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12th Annual COSELL

September 14-16, 2017

12th Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law

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Civil Collaborative Law Conference

September 15-17, 2016

12th Annual Civil Collaborative Law Conference

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ADR Works-in-Progress Conference

October 23-24, 2015

AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section's 9th Annual Works-in-Progress Conference

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