NEWS FROM THE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SKILLS PROGRAM
New Faculty Appointments The Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program has three new members of its Adjunct Faculty. Barry Appleton is teaching International arbitration; Danielle Shalov is teaching the Mediation Clinic; and Simeon Baum is handling the 40-hour, 5-day intensive Mediation and Conflict Management course in the May 2018 Intersession.
NYLS Places First in NBA Negotiation Competition New York Law School placed first in the sixth annual Fordham National Basketball Negotiation Competition, held at Fordham School of Law on March 2 and 3, 2018. In addition, Tarrian Ellis 3L was awarded “Best Advocate” for his performance in the competition. Law schools from across the country participate in this annual sports law event, which engages teams of two students in mock negotiations related to the NBA. The 2018 competition included, among other scenarios, a product endorsement deal for a star basketball player and a contract between a player and an NBA franchise. In each of the five rounds, students’ oral advocacy, teamwork, problem-solving skills, and ability to bargain on behalf of their “client” was scored by attorneys and judges. NYLS’s team consisted of Tarrian Ellis 3L and Stephanie Torres 3L, coached by Evan Rosenberg 3L and Kayla Fonseca 3L. All are members of the NYLS Dispute Resolution Team.
NYLS Hosts Major ADR Events Prominent ADR organizations continue to select New York Law School to host their events and conferences. These include:
- 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 in Paris! New York Law School once again submitted a team to the 2018 ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition.
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 participated in a panel on developments in ADR at the Midyear Meeting of the International Association of Defense Council on February 12, 2018, in La Quinta, California. 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. 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).