March 30, 2009
Associate Dean Michael Moffitt to Speak at Fordham Law Review Symposium April 3
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Director of Oregon Law’s Appropriate Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Center Michael Moffitt will join many of the nation’s leading voices in ADR, complex litigation, and public interest lawyering to address attendees at the Fordham Law Review‘s 2009 symposium, “Against Settlement: Twenty-Five Years Later.”
The April 3 symposium will examine the provocative arguments of Owen Fiss’s 1984 Yale Law Journal article, “Against Settlement,” in which he claimed the ADR movement overvalued settlement, that adjudication served a purpose greater than dispute resolution, and that, “civil litigation is an instrument for using state power to bring a recalcitrant reality closer to our chosen ideals.”
Speakers will examine how the field of dispute resolution has evolved in the years since Fiss’s arguments first were raised.