Recent News


NYLS Hosts Major ADR Events  Several prominent ADR organizations have selected New York Law School to host their upcoming events and conferences.  These include:

  • New York State Unified Court System Mediation Week Kick-Off, October 18, 2017
  • New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Meeting, October 26, 2017
  • American Arbitration Association Annual Meeting, May 23, 2018
  • ARC-GNY Conference, June 5, 2018

NYLS Student Garners Recognition at International Arbitration Competition  Noah Meyer ’17 was awarded Honorable Mention for the Martin Domke Award for Best Individual Oralist at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria in April 2017.  Among over a thousand competing students, 646 were eligible for the Domke Award and Noah was among the 64 students highest ranked.  The NYLS Vis Moot Team was coached by Prof. Lloyd Bonfield and assisted by ADR Skills Program Director F. Peter Phillips.

NYLS Quarter-finalists in Paris!  For the second time in three years, the New York Law School team finished Quarter-finalists at the 2017 ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition.  NYLS students Brenda  Alejo, Paul Faglione, Laura Rion and Evan Rosenberg met teams from Milton Campos (Brazil), University of Houston Law Center (USA), Sophia University (Bulgaria), University of Goa (India), and others.

NYLS ADR Skills Program Graded “A”  The Spring 2016 issue of PreLaw, a publication of National Jurist, included New York Law School’s ADR Skills Program among the top-rated “A” programs in the nation.  Only 15 other programs received this designation.  To read the article, click here and go to page 61.

ADR Program Director F. Peter Phillips offered remarks at the Global Pound Conference in New York City on Monday, September 12, 2016, and was a Keynote Speaker at the Asian Mediation Association’s Conference in Beijing on October 20-21, 2016.  His recent publications include “Ancient and Comely Order: The Use and Disuse of Arbitration by New York Quakers,” 2016 J. Disp. Res. 81 (2016); ADR Deskbook for the Business Lawyer (ABA 2016) and a chapter in Transforming Justice, Lawyers and the Practice of Law (Carolina Academic Press 2017).  He also spoke at the Mainland/Hong Kong Mediation Center Conference in Hangzhou, China, on September 19, 2017, and co-presented on the topic “Asian Perspectives on Mediation” at the UIA World Mediation Forum in Singapore on October 14, 2017.

ADR Skills Program Receives Grants The ADR Skills Program has received a substantial grant from Jim Tricarico ’77 in support of its work.  Jim is General Counsel to the St. Louis-based firm Edward Jones, which generously matched Jim’s contribution.  These gifts will enable the Program to continue to offer high-quality courses, clinics and other initiatives to New York Law School students, as well as its CLE and other offerings to the legal community at large.  Contributions have also been received from the firm Bressler Amery Ross in support of the Law School’s team in the Willem Vis International Arbitration Competition, and from JAMS, FINRA and the American Arbitration Association in support of the Third Annual NYLS/ABA Symposium on “ADR and Diversity,” which was held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.