CPR Institute Presents Its 27th Annual Awards For Outstanding Scholarship In ADR

The CPR Institute’s Awards Program honors outstanding scholarship and practical achievement in the field of alternative dispute resolution.  Award criteria focused on processes, techniques, systems, commitment, and scholarship which address the resolution, prevention or creative management of major disputes involving public or business institutions between corporations, between government and corporations, or among multiple parties.  The review committee for the Awards comprises judges and lawyers from leading corporations, top law firms and academic institutions across the U.S.

According to Kathleen A. Bryan, President and CEO of the CPR Institute, “As the ADR field grows more sophisticated, the search for effective problem solving approaches and best practices continues to move the CPR Institute’s mission forward.  It is for this reason, each year, the CPR Institute celebrates advancements, thought leadership and contributions to the field of commercial conflict management.” 

Outstanding Original Professional Article
The award for Outstanding Original Professional Article recognizes an article published by academics and other professionals that advance understanding in the field of ADR.  The 2009 CPR Award for Outstanding Original Professional Article was awarded to two individuals for their publications in the field of ADR: Thomas J. Stipanowich for his work, Arbitration: The 'New Litigation,’ 2010 Ill. L. Rev. 1, and Arbitration and Choice: Taking Charge of the ‘New Litigation,’ (Keynote Symposium Presentation), 7 DePaul Bus. & Comm. L.J.383 (2009) and S.I. Strong for her work, The Sounds of Silence: Are U.S. Arbitrators Creating Internationally Enforceable Awards When Ordering Class Arbitration in Cases of Contractual Silence or Ambiguity,  30 Michigan J. of  Intl. Law 1017 (2009).

Outstanding Original Student Article
The award for Outstanding Original Student Article recognizes an article or paper focused on events or issues in the field of ADR.  The 2009 CPR Award for Outstanding Student Article was awarded to Kevin Mahoney for his article, Learning from the Mistakes of Others, 2 Ohio State J. on DR 24:3, p. 613, (2009).

Outstanding Book
The award for Outstanding Book recognizes a published book that advances understanding in the field of ADR.  The 2009 CPR Award for Outstanding Book was awarded to Bernard Mayer, for his book Staying With Conflict:  A Strategic Approach to Ongoing Disputes, John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

Outstanding Problem Solving in the Law School Curriculum
The award for Outstanding Problem Solving in the Law School Curriculum recognizes effective teaching of problem solving theory and practice in any law school course.  The 2009 CPR Award for Outstanding Problem Solving in the Law School Curriculum was awarded to The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law.


About CPR Institute
CPR Institute provides thought leadership and innovation as the global resource for conflict management and resolution of complex business-related disputes.  Its wealth of intellectual property and published material has educated and motivated General Counsel and their law firms around the world toward an increased reliance on alternative forms of dispute resolution rather than litigation. CPR Institute’s membership is comprised of general counsel and senior lawyers of Fortune 1,000 organizations, partners in the top law firms around the world, as well as leading judges, government officials, neutrals, and academics.  Its proprietary panel of esteemed arbitrators and mediators has provided resolutions in thousands of cases, with billions of dollars at issue, worldwide. For more information, please visit www.cpradr.org.

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