​ADR Program Annual Symposium

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2023 Annual Texas A&M Dispute Resolution Symposium

4.25 total Texas CLE Credit Hours of which 1.50 are Ethics*
Friday, March 3, 2023, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Presented in-person and online via Zoom
Free, Registration required

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.

Both legal tech and ODR involve the use of technology to assist legal practice and the accomplishment of legally-cognizable outcomes. So why do these two fields seem to exist in separate worlds?
  • Where do legal tech and ODR intersect in the public sector – e.g., in the courts, governmental practice, administrative adjudication, the provision of legal services and A2J?
  • Where do legal tech and ODR intersect in the private sector – e.g., in private legal practice, in-house corporate legal practice and customer relations, and private arbitration and mediation?
  • And perhaps most important, what aspects of legal tech and ODR should law schools make part of our curriculum, in order to prepare our students to use these tools responsibly and well – and even to prepare them to create the next generation of legal tech and ODR?
Confirmed presenters include:
  • Ann Baddour, Director, Fair Financial Services Project, Texas Appleseed
  • Alyson Carrel, Co-Director, Center on Negotiation, Mediation, and Restorative Justice, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Ron Dolin, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School and angel investor
  • Paul Embley, Chief Information Officer, Nevada Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Susan Saab Fortney, Professor of Law and Director, Program for the Advancement of Legal Ethics, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Margaret Hagan, Executive Director, Legal Design Lab, Stanford Law School
  • William Henderson, Stephen F. Burns Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Dwayne Hermes, Co-Founder, ClaimDeck; Founder, Hermes Law 
  • Luz E. Herrera, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Experiential Education, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Jonathan Pyle, Contract Performance Officer, Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  • Colin Rule, Practitioner-in-Residence, Texas A&M University School of Law, & CEO, Mediate.com and Arbitrate.com
  • Amy Schmitz, Professor & John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University​
  • Nancy A. Welsh, Frank W. Elliott, Jr. University Professor, Professor of Law, Director of the Aggie Dispute Resolution Program, Texas A&M University School of Law

Location and Hotel Information


Texas A&M School of LawDirections & Map

Driving directions to our campus located at 1515 Commerce Street can be found using the map below. The main entrance to the law school is on Commerce Street, across from the Fort Worth Water Gardens.

Free parking for conference attendees is available in the Law School parking lots.


  • DFW: The DFW International Airport is approximately 17.5 miles from ​downtown Fort Worth
  • DAL: Dallas Love Field is approximately 35 miles from downtown Fort Worth

Transportation to and from DFW Airport

  • Uber/Lyft
    Uber and Lyft are both available, for both airports
  • Taxi Service
  • Shuttle Service
    Book your airport shuttle with SuperShuttle DFW in advance, for both airports
  • TEXRail Station at DFW Terminal B
    A one-way ticket is only $2.50. More info: TEXRail website, DFW Public Transit website -- click on TEXRail (to Fort Worth). The Fort Worth Central Station is only 1 block from the Hampton Inn and 4 blocks from Texas A&M Law School. The Fort Worth T&P Station is only 3 blocks from the Sheraton Hotel and 4 blocks from Texas A&M Law School.

Rental Cars, Parking, and Directions

  • The downtown Fort Worth Sheraton, Hampton Inn, Omni, and Hilton hotels are within easy walking distance of Texas A&M Law School, so a rental car would not be needed to travel to the conference.
  • Free parking is available in the 3 Texas A&M Law School parking lots, located directly behind the school and Sheraton Hotel on Calhoun Street. There are parking meters on the streets around Texas A&M Law School. Valet parking is available at most hotels.
  • If you are driving to Fort Worth and need driving directions, maps, or routes, go to www.fortworth.com.

Hotels Near Texas A&M School of Law

  • Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel
    • Distance from ​TAMU Law: Directly across the street; within walking distance; Molly the Trolley stop
    • 1701 Commerce Street, Fort Worth TX, 76102
    • (817) 335-7000
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Worth Downtown
    • Distance from ​TAMU Law: 4 blocks; within walking distance; near Molly the Trolley stop
    • 1001 Commerce Street, Fort Worth TX, 76102
    • (817) 332-5300
  • Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    • Distance from ​TAMU Law: 2 blocks; within walking distance; Molly the Trolley stop
    • 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102
    • (817) 535-6664
Additional Hotels ​in downtown Fort Worth:

Getting Around Downtown

Learn more about downtown Fort Worth
  • Molly the Trolley - Free!
    Molly the Trolley is a vintage-look trolley ​providing a quick and convenient way to travel around downtown Fort Worth. Molly the Trolley runs every 15 minutes to most of the downtown hotels and Sundance Square.
    Click here or here for Molly route, schedule, and stops.
  • Trinity Metro
    Bus system connecting Downtown to the Stockyards and many additional districts. Cost is $5 for an all-day pass on all buses and local trains. The Dash is the circulator between Downtown and the Cultural District.
  • Taxi
    In the downtown area, there is a minimum charge of $5. Two to six people ride for the price of one.
  • Uber/Lyft
* This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 4.25 total credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.

Texas A&M School of Law, as CLE sponsor, will submit attendees' CLE credit hours based on verified attendance to the State Bar of Texas for both in-person and online attendees who have entered their Texas State Bar Card number at registration.