The Penn State Law Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation’s 2017 Symposium, entitled “Controversies in Arbitration,” features arbitration scholars and practitioners and their assessments of current drawbacks in the arbitration process. The panel discussions address three important themes: (1) the reception of arbitration in different legal traditions and systems; (2) the role of arbitration in consumer transactions; (3) contemporary criticisms and misgivings of arbitration.


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Friday, February 3rd
8:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM

Opening Statements

Stephanie Lapple

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

8:45 AM

Panel No. 1: Arbitration and Legal Traditions

Carlos Flores, President of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada
Andrea Bjorklund, McGill UniversityFaculty of Law
Carlos Carmora, Marques, Rosado, Toledo, Cesar & Carmona
Hon. Andrea Galhardo Palma, San Paulo State Court, Brazil

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM


Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Panel No. 2: Arbitration in Consumer Transactions

Christopher French, Penn State Law
David Allen Larson, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Jeffrey Dasteel, UCLA School of Law
Jill I. Gross, Pace University School of Law

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM


Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Panel No. 3: Contemporary and Critical Views of Arbitration

Jeffrey Stempel, UNLV School of Law
Susan L. Karamanian, The George Washington University Law School
Edward F. Sherman, Tulane University School of Law
Kristen Blankley, Nebraska College of Law
H. Allen Blair, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Oluwaseun Ajayi, U.S. Department of Education

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Christopher Drahozal

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM