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Recent news from the Center for Civic Media

Liveblogging #ODR2014: International Developments in ODR

I’m here at the ODR2014 conference. ODR2014 is the annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution Forum, an international assembly of lawyers, mediators, technologists, and others who care about technology and dispute resolution.

The livestream is here. What follows is a best-efforts summary of the session. 


The first panel on day three of ODR2014 has an internationalist perspective, moderated by Amy Schmitz, a Professor at the University of Colorado Law School. She introduces Julia Salasky, an associate legal officer at the United Nations. She works with UNCITRAL, a core legal body of the UN that formulates and regulates international trade.

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Liveblogging #ODR2014: ODR and Reputation Systems

I’m here at the #ODR2014 conference. ODR2014 is the annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution Forum, an international assembly of lawyers, mediators, technologists, and others who care about technology and dispute resolution.

The livestream is here. What follows is a best-efforts summary of the indicated session.


Next up is Eric Goldman, a Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law and director of the school’s High Tech Law Institute.

Liveblogging #ODR2014: The Developing Field of Online Dispute Resolution

I’m here at the #ODR2014 conference. ODR2014 is the annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution Forum, an international assembly of lawyers, mediators, technologists, and others who care about technology and dispute resolution.

The livestream is here.


Day 2 of #ODR2014 opens with an address (slides) from Ethan Katsh, the Director of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution (and my undergraduate thesis advisor). Ethan is considered by many to be the 'father' of the field of Online Dispute Resolution, although he begins his talk disclaiming the title by describing the many other people who contributed to it.

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