CPR Institute Presents its 30th Annual Awards for Outstanding Scholarship in ADR

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NEW YORK, NY, January 17, 2013 – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), an independent nonprofit comprised of global corporations, law firms, scholars, and public institutions dedicated to the principles of commercial conflict prevention and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), presented its 30th Annual Awards for Outstanding Scholarship in ADR on January 17, 2012 at a ceremony held at the Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, California at CPR’s Annual Meeting.

The CPR Institute’s Awards Program recognizes exceptional practical achievement and scholarship 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, governments, or other parties.

James F. Henry Award
The James F. Henry Award was presented to Margaret L. Shaw for her leadership, innovation and sustaining commitment to the field of ADR.

Outstanding Practical Achievement
This award is presented to companies, law firms, court systems, neutrals, and others in the use of innovative methods and systems to prevent, resolve, or manage disputes effectively. This year the award was presented to Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Foreclosure Mediation Program.

Outstanding Original Professional Article

This award recognizes an article published by academics and other professionals that advances understanding in the field of ADR. This year the award was granted to Jacqueline Nolan-Haley for her article Mediation: The “New Arbitration” 17 Harvard Neg. L Rev. 61 (2012).

Outstanding Original Short Article
This award recognizes a short article that advances understanding in the field of ADR. This year the award was presented to Charles B. Rosenberg and Dr. Matthew T. Parish for their article Investment Treaty Law and International Law, 23 Amer. Rev. of Int’l Arb. 1 (August 2012).

Outstanding Original Student Article
This award recognizes an article or paper written by a student that was focused on events or issues in the field of ADR. This year the Outstanding Original Student Article award was granted Grant Strother for his student paper  Resolving Cultural Property Disputes in the Shadow of the Law submitted for a Harvard Law School Class in 2012), which will be published in the Spring 2014 Harvard Negotiation Law Review.

Outstanding Book
This award recognizes a published book that advances understanding in the field of ADR. This year the award was presented to Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Ethan Katsh and Daniel Rainey, (Eds.), Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice, Eleven International Publishing, The Netherlands (2012).

Outstanding Electronic Media About ADR
This award is presented to a company, group, or individual that has produced exceptional electronic media that was focused on the field of ADR. This year the award was granted to Just Court ADR (http://blog.aboutrsi.org) for providing courts with a forum to discuss their unique perspective on ADR.



About CPR
CPR is the only independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to help global business and their lawyers resolve complex commercial disputes more cost effectively and efficiently. For over 30 years, the legal community has trusted CPR to deliver superior arbitrators and mediators and innovative solutions to business conflict. CPR’s membership comprises an elite group of ADR trailblazers, including executives and legal counsel from the world’s most successful companies and global law firms, government officials, retired judges, highly-experienced neutrals, and leading academics. For more information on CPR, please visit www.cpradr.org.

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