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Volume 4 - 2010  

On behalf of the Journal’s Editorial Board and all ACCTM Fellows, we’d like to thank you for your continued support and involvement with our publication. Please remember, we are always looking for new materials and are especially interested in hearing from dispute resolution professionals who are always adding new techniques and standards to our practice. Feel free to contact us at any time.

The following articles submitted by College Fellows were accepted for publication:

 How Our Subconscious Bias Impacts Negotiations
Author:  Hunter R. Hughes, Atlanta, GA

Hunter R. Hughes is a Partner in the Atlanta firm of Rogers & Hardin, LLP practicing primarily in the areas of commercial and employment law.  He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Virginia.

Mr. Hughes is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a Fellow in the American College of Civil Trial Mediators.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Employment Law Institute and the Advisory Board of the American Employment Law Council.  He has been selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Woodward/White's "Best Lawyers in America," Chambers' USA "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," "Who's Who in American Law, Law & Politics," Atlanta Magazine's Top 100 and Top 10 "Georgia Super Lawyers" and Georgia Trend's "Legal Elite."  He has served as a mediator, arbitrator, or Special Master in numerous national class actions (including mediating the Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney, FedEx, Abercrombie, Viacom, Disney, NBC, Time Warner, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Publix, Boeing, Wal-Mart, Dell, Xerox, Lowe's, and Winn-Dixie class and collective action cases), as well as for numerous individual and multi-party cases.

The following articles submitted by Law Students were selected for publication:

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Student Author:    DANIEL WATKINS
 A Nudge to Mediate:  How Adjustments in Choice Architecture Can Lead to Better Dispute Resolution Decisions

Daniel Watkins is a transactional associate in the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.  Dan graduated magna cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he served as a member of Cardozo's Mediation Clinic and as the managing editor of the Cardozo Law Review.  As a member of Cardozo's Mediation Clinic, Dan studied mediation theory and technique under Professor Lela Love and mediated disputes in various settings.  Additionally, Dan is a winner of the ABA-sponsored Cardozo Negotiation Competition and his paper "Terms Subject to Change: Assent and Unconscionability in Contracts that Contemplate Amendment" was published in the Cardozo Law Review.  

Cornell Law School
University of Parris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne
Author:               CONRAD C. DALY
 Accreditation- Mediation's  Path To Professionalism

Conrad C. Daly is a J.D. / Master 2 en Droit dual degree candidate (Class of 2011) at Cornell Law School and at the Ecole de Droit de la Sorbonne (Paris I).  He teaches both American and British constitutional and administrative law at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), where he is also a researcher at the University's Institut de Droit Comparé.  Before beginning his career in law, he worked for nearly three years at the Southern Medical Journal, a peer-reviewed medical journal, where he finished his tenure as the Editor for the Spirituality/Medicine Interface Project.  He is a graduate of Heythrop College, University of London, and completed his undergraduate studies at Boston College, where he double-majored in biochemistry and history.

Ohio State University - Moritz College of Law
Student Author:     JOSEPH LIPPS
 The Path Toward A Federal Mediation Privilege:  Approaches Toward Creating Consistency for a Mediation Privilege in Federal Courts

Joseph Lipps is third year law student at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Joseph is a managing editor of the Ohio State Law Journal and a member of Moritz College of Law’s American Bar Association Moot Court team. In the alternative dispute resolution program, Joseph participated in the Mediation Practicum where he mediated disputes in Franklin County Municipal Court. Joseph was awarded second place in the Nancy H. Rogers’ prize in dispute resolution for his article on the mediation privilege. During this past summer, Joseph worked at the law firm of Bailey Cavalieri LLC in Columbus, Ohio.

University of Miami School of Law
Student Author:     NICOLA A. GELORMINO
 Mediation: The Process That Might Have Saved Face for Two Prominent Figures in American History and the Life of the First Secretary of the Treasury

Nicola Gelormino is a 2011 J.D. candidate at the University of Miami School of Law, where she serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Business Law Review.  She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, in Finance and Marketing from the University of Miami.  Nicola would like to thank Professor Melvin Rubin of the University of Miami School of Law for his guidance and insightful comments in writing this paper. 



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