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Fordham Law’s Dispute Resolution Society Knows how to “Settle”


On November 14, members of Fordham Law School’s Dispute Resolution Society (DRS) (pictured above) claimed the ABA Negotiation Regional Championship. The Society fielded three teams, and all three advanced to the final round of the competition – a feat that has never happened in ABA history, said team chair and third year law student Michael Camarinos, FCRH ‘07. The teams placed first, third and forth out of 20 participant teams.

Fordham Law’s DRS is currently ranked #10 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Directed by Law Professor Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, the program integrates teaching, scholarship and practice in conflict resolution, which is, essentially, the art of finding the middle ground in a negotiation.

A special shout out to the student teams: Allie Berkley & Patrick Featherston, Matt Bress & Patrick Jacobs and Cassie Hamar & Nate Poulsen. The DRS now advances to the final National Negotiation Competition in February, 2010 at Disneyworld.


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