Research Paper & Symposium
The 13th Annual Spring Symposium in Dispute Resolution, on April 25, 2013, will feature a panel presentation by Bill Hinton and Jeri Arbuckle.
The annual symposium, hosted by the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the UT School of Law, is a showcase for student presentations as well as a professional presentation on topics relevant to the field of dispute resolution. The student presentations culminate the requirements for completing the graduate portfolio program; a focused curriculum of theory, skills, and research on dispute resolution. This year, nine graduate and law students will be presenting their research. Click here for agenda.
The professional presentation: How to Keep Disputes from Derailing Long-Term Contracts will provide insights into Dispute Resolution Boards (DRBs), a mechanism used to efficiently manage disputes that arise in long-term contracts. A DRB is usually composed of three experienced, respected, and impartial reviewers. DRB members are selected before construction begins and meet at the jobsite periodically. DRB members become familiar with contract documents as well as the project procedures and participants. The esteemed panel includes Bill Hinton with the DRB Foundation and Jeri Arbuckle with DART and will be moderated by Jeff Jury and Steve Nelson, experienced ADR practitioners. Join us as we consider how the DRB process can help parties head off problems before they escalate into major disputes.
This Symposium on Dispute Resolution is sponsored by the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Information on past symposia:
April 27, 2012 Symposium with keynote John Sugden
April 29, 2011 Symposium with keynote Robert O'Neil
April 4, 2008 Symposium with keynote Lee Taft and Doug Wojcieszak
April 27, 2007 Symposium with keynote Bernie Mayer
April 27, 2006 Symposium with keynote Len Riskin
April 8, 2005 Symposium with keynote Carrie Menkel-Meadow
March 26, 2004 Symposium with keynote Deborah Kolb
April 28, 2003 Symposium with keynote Joseph Folger
April 19, 2002 Symposium with keynote Roger Fisher
April 6, 2001 Symposium with keynote Thomas Shelling