Dispute resolution program honored by federal appeals court

Jul 29, 2016

“ADR Education Group Photo”  From left: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge E. Randy Smith, ADR Center Program Manager Aileen Carlos, Concurrent JD/CRES Master’s student Catharine Roner-Reiter, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Senior Judge Edward Leavy, UO Law Portland Program Managing Director Emily Johnson, Associate Professor of Law and ADR Center Faculty Director Jen Reynolds, Ninth Circuit Prison Litigation Project Director Denise Asper

The Alternative Dispute Resolution program in the UO School of Law recently was honored with the ADR Education Award from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The award, established by the appeals court in 2004, recognizes law schools within the 9th Circuit for demonstrated commitment to advancing education in the field of alternative dispute resolution.  

At the award event, U.S. Circuit Judge Randy Smith said the award committee chose the UO because of the law school’s longstanding commitment to alternative dispute resolution and it’s initiatives around social justice. “UO Law has been in the top 10 ADR programs in the nation since 2008, and that meant a great deal to the committee,” Smith said. “It shows that Oregon is in it for the long haul.”

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