Fordham Law

Fordham Dispute Resolution Society to Host First Annual Symposium on October 13, 2006

September 05, 2006

Fordham's Dispute Resolution Society will be hosting their First Annual Symposium this year, on October 13, in connection with the opening of the Feerick Center for Social Justice and Dispute Resolution.

The mission of the Symposium is to provide a forum for active discussion about current problems primarily affecting low-income individuals, and others generally disenfranchised from the political and judicial process.

This Symposium explores the potential value of using ADR in three contexts: to seek justice from the government following a disaster (such as Hurricane
Katrina or the 9/11 attacks); to bring together group claimants and government agencies to try to resolve long-standing social problems; and to provide relief for poor, unrepresented parties when fighting for their rights and benefits. We will explore whether the promise of ADR delivers for the poor and disenfranchised and, if so, to what extent public policy
should change to realize the potential benefit of ADR.

The symposium is free and open to the public.