February 17, 2013
Symposium on Judicial Review of Arbitral Awards and Mediated Settlement Agreements (Penn State, Feb. 22)
Announcement below. Additional details here.
It is now commonplace for parties to use private procedures, such as arbitration and mediation, to resolve legal disputes. When one of the parties refuses to comply with the results of these procedures, however, our public courts may be forced to decide whether to provide assistance with enforcement. Indeed, there is now substantial satellite litigation arising out of arbitral awards and mediated settlement agreements. Under these conditions, the grounds for, and standards of, judicial review are critical.
On February 22, 2013, the Penn State Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation will hold a symposium focusing on this relationship between the courts and private procedures. The symposium is entitled: “The Role of the Courts: Judicial Review of Arbitral Awards and Mediated Settlement Agreements.”
The symposium will feature the following outstanding procedural law and dispute resolution experts:
- Arbitral awards and judicial review—Professors Jeff Stempel (UNLV), Maureen Weston (Pepperdine) and Allen Blair (Hamline)
- Mediated settlement agreements and judicial review—Professors Jennifer Reynolds (Oregon), Jim Coben (Hamline) and Jacqueline Nolan-Haley (Fordham)
- Hybrids and judicial review—Professors Ellen Deason (Ohio State) and Andrea Schneider (Marquette), with commentary by Professors Jim Coben (Hamline) and Nancy Welsh (Penn State)
Professor Tom Carbonneau (Penn State) will deliver the closing remarks.
The symposium also will be webcast.