The Center for Dispute Resolution hosts conferences on a variety of topics related to dispute resolution.

On Friday, March 27, 2015, the Center on Dispute Resolution and the Connecticut Bar Foundation will host the Ninth Biennial John A. Speziale Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium at Quinnipiac University's North Haven campus. The symposia are named for former Connecticut Supreme Court Justice John A. Speziale in recognition of his work in the field.  

This year's topic will be dispute resolution in health care, which is timely due both to the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act and to the relocation this summer of the Law School right next to the University's new School of Medicine on the North Haven campus. Please contact Center on Dispute Resolution Co-Director Charlie Pillsbury with any questions about the symposium at

Past Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposia

2012 - Eighth Symposium:
 "ADR in Hard Times: Can Alternative Dispute Resolution Maintain Access to Justice When Resources Are Limited?"
Keynote Speaker: Professor Ethan Katsh, University of Massachusetts

2010 - Seventh Symposium:
 "Achieving the Goals of Criminal Justice: A Role for Mediation?"
Keynote Speaker: Professor Janine P. Geske, Marquette University Law School

2008 - Sixth Symposium:
"Where Have We Come? What Lies Ahead?"
Keynote Speaker: Kenneth R. Feinberg, The Feinberg Group LLP

2005 - Fifth Symposium:
 "ADR's Next Frontier: Ethics, Regulation and Standards of Practice"
Keynote Speaker: Thomas J. Stipanowich, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution

2002 - Fourth Symposium:
 "Proposed Revised Uniform Arbitration Act and Uniform Mediation Act"
Keynote Speaker: Dean Nancy H. Rogers, Ohio State University College of Law

2001 - Third Symposium:
 "Community Mediation: Empowerment or Second Class Justice?"
Keynote Speaker: Andrew Thomas, Executive Director, Center for Dispute Settlement

1999 - Second Symposium:
 "Court-Annexed ADR"
Keynote Speaker: Honorable Wayne D. Brazil, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

1998 - First Symposium:
 "Alternative Dispute Resolution as Justice: Has ADR Kept its Promise?"
Keynote Speaker: Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown University Law Center

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