Recent News

News From The Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program

NYLS Advances in ABA and AAA Arbitration Competitions and Scores in Securities Triathlon

The NYLS Dispute Resolution Team placed first in the AAA/NYSBA Arbitration Competition held November 9, 2019.  Competitiors were Lucia McMurray, Shervica Gonzalez and Connor McGuire.  The Faculty Coach was Paul Marrow and the Student coach was Monika Dziewa

New York Law School placed second in the American Bar Association’s Regional Arbitration Competition and advanced to the national competition in Chicago.  The team includes NYLS students Jonah Glickstein, Alexandra Ehrhardt, Mariella Rutigliano and Jaklin Guyumjyan.  All are members of the NYLS Dispute Resolution Team.

The Dispute Resolution Team’s competitors to FINRA’s Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon came home with medals for the top score in the arbitration round. Team members Elani LazaridesConnor McGuire and Hannah West were coached by Andrea Castano and Alexa Cintron.  Professor Paul Marrow lent invaluable assistance.

NYLS in Paris

New York Law School once again has been invited to compete in the 15th Annual ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition on February 6-12, 2020.  This marks the sixth consecutive year that NYLS has participated in this prestigious invitation-only event.  Of the five previous competitions in which it took part, NYLS advanced in three.  This year’s team consists of Isabel Manfredonia, Lauren Mihalakakos and student coach Andrew Rivera.

Wilhem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

The School again fielded a team for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in April 2020.  Scheduled to take place in Vienna, Austria, the Moot instead took place online.  Team members included Nicolette Alvarez, Andrea Castaño, Eric Giglio, Serene Qandi and Celeste Palmer.  Team faculty advisers were F. Peter Phillips and Barry Appleton, and Alice Charkhchyan was the student coach.

NYLS and Court ADR

New York Law School’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program has been selected to provide mediation training to staff of the New York State Unified Court System.  The first training was conducted in January 2020 in White Plains.  A second training scheduled for March 2020 in Binghamton was postponed to a later date. The training is designed and led by Danielle Shalov.

Faculty News

Kris Franklin, who teaches Negotiating Counseling and Interviewing as well as co-advising the Dispute Resolution Team, has been appointed Director of  Academic Initiatives at New York Law School.  ADR Skills Program Director F. Peter Phillips participated in a panel on developments in ADR at the International Mediation Summit in Chongqing, China, on October 17-18, 2019.  He also taught at a mediator training the day before the summit.  Danielle Shalov, who teaches the Mediation Clinic, will introduce a new course at Pace Law School in Fall 2020 on Client Representation in Mediation.  She has also been consulting with the New York State Unified Court System in preparation for the introduction of a presumptive ADR program in early 2020.  Theodore Cheng has been appointed as Adjunct Professor and will teach Dispute Resolution Processes in Spring and Fall Terms 2020.  Barry Appleton, who teaches International Arbitration and coaches the NYLS team to the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court, has been appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has also been named co-Director of the NYLS Center for International Law.  Paul B. Marrow, who teaches Domestic Arbitration, has been appointed Special Master to the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department.