If you’re on the listserv, you’ve seen some discussion of this great conference at Fordham last week.  FOI Jackie Nolan-Haley was kind enough to forward this short summary of the conference.

Marathon weekend in New York City began with a marathon discussion of access to justice at Fordham Law School’s Symposium ADR and Access to Justice that was held on November 1.  An engaging group of experts shared their thoughts and wisdom on such important questions as: Has ADR caused justice to increase, decrease or neither?  What do we mean by justice? What do we mean by access?   The day-long conversation was infused with thought-provoking topics ranging from data analytics to pop culture.  The collective thinking of the panelists will be published by the Fordham Law Review in spring 2020.  For an advance peek into what is coming, here is a list of the excellent panelists and their topics.

Kristin Blankley Online Dispute Resolution, Access to Justice, and Family Cases – Opportunities and Pitfalls
Wayne Brazil What Does Justice Mean?
Ben Davis A Has-Been’s Thoughts About American Diversity in International Arbitration
Ellen Deason Revisiting the Role of Law in Justice through Settlement
Howard Erichson Access to Justice in Mass Disputes: Mediation as Opportunity and Threat
Gonstead Mariana What Can Our Interconnected World Learn from Venezuela about Dispute and Shared System Design?
Green Bruce Restorative Justice and Prosecutorial Discretion
Green Michael Arbitrarily Selecting Diverse Arbitrators
Gross Jill Arbitration Archetypes for Achieving Justice
Macfarlane Julie How Self-Represented Litigants Change Everything
Nussbaum Lydia Correcting Injustice?  A Foreclosure Mediation Case Study
Reynolds Jen How Popular Culture Can Improve Access to Justice
Schmitz Amy Measuring “Access to Justice” in the Rush to Digitize
Singh Sukhsimranjit Access to Justice and Diversity
Waldman Ellen Access to Justice: When Ethical Mandates Get in the Way
Welsh Nancy Bringing Transparency, Accountability–and Competition Perhaps? –to Court-Connected Dispute Resolution