Arthur Pearlstein is a Professor of Law and former Director of the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. Arthur was previously General Counsel and Director of Alternative Dispute Resolution and International Programs at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, an independent federal dispute resolution agency, in Washington, D.C. He earned a B.A. from Haverford College, a Masters in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law School where he served as a Fellow, and his law degree from Harvard Law School. Arthur has years of experience as a lawyer, mediator and dispute resolution specialist as well as an extensive background in teaching and training overseas and in the U.S.
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ODR in North America
In the chapter, the authors map out the state of ODR private market services and look at our federal government and its potential roles
as a major provider and user of ODR services. The US and Canada have not only spear-headed the offering of ODR services. North American institutions were also the first to set up research institutes in this area of dispute resolution, as well as to incorporate ODR into academic curricula.
Interview with Arthur Pearlstein
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with professor Arthur Pearlstein of the Werner Institute at Creighton University, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "The Mediators: Views from the Eye of the Storm" Series.
Arthur Pearlstein: Unintended Consequences - Video
Arthur Pearlstein describes his frustration with the unintended consequences that stem from rule-making.
Pearlstein, Arthur: Masters Program at Warner Institute - Video
Arthur Pearlstein describes the Masters program at the Warner Institute and emphasizes how it was formed to fit the marketplace demand.
Pearlstein, Arthur: Directly Supplying ADR Providers for Market's Demand - Video
Arthur Pearlstein describes how the Werner Institute prepares students to meet the market's demands for dispute resolution.
Arthur Pearlstein: Initial Intrigue With ADR - Video
Arthur Pearlstein explains why he was initially attracted to alternative dispute resolution.
Pearlstein, Arthur: ADR Incorporated into Courts & Ramifications - Video
Arthur Pearlstein discusses how ADR has become part of 'the game' within the court system and civil litigation.
Arthur Pearlstein: Lawyers Can Be Helpful Dispute Resolvers - Video
Arthur Pearlstein discusses how lawyers can be effective in representing clients within private systems of dispute resolution, but does not bleieve ADR should be limited to lawyers alone.
Pearlstein, Arthur: ADR Field More Common - Video
Arthur Pearlstein explains how the ADR field has become more commonplace. However, he notes there is still resistance because of the judicial system's structure.
Pearlstein, Arthur: Growth of ADR in Sectors of Economy - Video
Arthur Pearlstein discusses the growth of mediation and negotiation within businesses and sectors of the economy as opposed to resolving disputes through the court system.
Pearlstein, Arthur: Future Outlook for the Field - Video
Arthur Pearlstein shares his vision of the future for the field: increased private order, increased organizational systems within different industries, and increased international and online dispute resolution.
Arthur Pearlstein: Incentives to Litigate - Video
Arthur Pearlstein shares how economics can play a role in a lawyer deciding a case should go through litigation.
Arthur Pearlstein: How Dispute Resolution Providers Might Better Compete with Courts - Video
Arthur Pearlstein points out courts' tolerance of frivolity and suggests that litigants should have to pay for those delayed court processes. If that shift occurred, private dispute resolution providers could better compete with courts.