Aggie Dispute Resolution

Upcoming Events

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Conversations with Symposium Authors

ADR's Place in Navigating a Polarized Era

Due to concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the March 20, 2020 symposium was not held.  However, the symposium authors’ articles will be published in the Texas A&M Law Review and the Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution.  In October, 2020, Texas A&M’s Aggie Dispute Resolution Program will begin to post online interviews and conversations with the symposium authors regarding their articles.​

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Recent Events

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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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