Renee Kolar

Renee Kolar

Renée Kolar is a summer intern at Karl Bayer, Dispute Resolution Expert .  Renée is a J.D. candidate at The University of Texas School of Law and holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Foreign Languages from l’Université Stendhal in Grenoble, France.  Renée received her undergraduate degree in applied foreign languages from Stendhal University in Grenoble, France. After living in France and Spain for a total of five years, she returned to Austin to start law school at the University of Texas.  Renée has enjoyed learning about international arbitration and participated in last year’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Competition.  This summer she looks forward to clerking for a local area Arbitrator and Mediator.  In her free moments, Renée likes to tango dance, run, and watch foreign films.

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Articles and Video:

Managing Construction Conflict: Unfinished Revolution, Continuing Evolution (08/22/14)
Thomas J. Stipanowich, Academic Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution, and Professor of Law at the Pepperdine University School of Law just completed yet another article for a special issue of The Construction Lawyer titled: Managing Construction Conflict: Unfinished Revolution, Continuing Evolution; Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/22.

New York’s Commercial Dispute Rocket Docket (06/06/14)
The state of New York now offers a consensual accelerated commercial dispute docket for the Commercial Division of its State courts. Rule 9 of Section 202.70(g) of the Uniform Rules for the Supreme and County Courts provides that disputing parties who consent to this process must be ready for trial in nine months (including completion of mandatory mediation).

Online Dispute Resolution: An Amorphous Concept, Yet An Effective Tool (04/25/14)
While ODR has its roots in North America,[1] the process is taking off internationally. Scholars have written articles on the expansion of ODR in Europe, Australia, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.[2] A big draw for ODR is its ability to solve disputes despite vast geographical distances, making it a prime candidate for the resolution of international disputes. Much of the focus devoted to ODR by providers has been on international case management (e.g. AAA, CPR).

The USADA and Lance Armstrong (07/17/12)
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was created in 2000 by the congressionally-chartered United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in an attempt to address the national and international criticisms that the U.S. was not doing enough to eradicate the perceived use of performance enhancing drugs among U.S. athletes. This article explains the purpose of the agency and how it relates to resolving the Armstrong-doping dispute