This Award was created by the Dispute Resolution Section and approved by the American Bar Association Board of Governors to recognize outstanding scholarly work in the dispute resolution field. It is presented annually at the Legal Educators Colloquium at the Section’s Annual Conference.
ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA
- An individual whose scholarship has contributed significantly to the dispute resolution field is eligible for this Award if he or she meets the criteria set forth below.
- The nominees for this Award shall be judged using one or more of the following criteria:
- Authored a scholarly publication or a body of work exhibiting excellence in research, writing, and analysis or the introduction of new concepts in dispute resolution; or
- Embodied “scholarship in action” for a collective body of work that brings theory to practice in developing (for example) laws, uniform acts, codes of conduct, protocols, competitions, or new programs and services over a sustained period of time.
The Co-Chairs of the Outstanding Scholarly Work Award Selection Committee will be appointed each year by the Chair of the Section in consultation with the Chair-Elect both as of the date of the Spring Conference. The Selection Committee is comprised of the Co-Chairs and not less than five members appointed by the Chair of the Section in consultation with the Chair-Elect and the Selection Committee Co-Chairs. The Selection Committee shall include a former Section Chair or current officer or Council member, a past Section Award recipient, at least one full-time law school faculty member whose teaching and scholarly work focus on dispute resolution, and the Chair of the Legal Educators Colloquium for the given year. Consideration for the remaining members of the Committee will be given to distinguished practitioners, and members of the editorial board of the Section’s Dispute Resolution Magazine.