Blankley's Article Published in Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution

Blankley's Article Published in Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution

02 Oct 2017    

Professor Kristen Blankley

Associate Professor Kristen Blankley published the article Agreeing to Collaborate in Advance? in the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution.  This article considers the recent phenomenon of including a pre-dispute agreement to solve conflicts through collaborative law, which is a specialized form of negotiation that eschews court involvement in favor of settlement with collaborative attorneys.  The article predicts court reactions to these agreements based on other types of pre-dispute agreements, such as pre-dispute mediation and negotiation agreements.  Ultimately, the article suggests not enforcing these agreements based on collaborative law policy goals and dispute resolution ethics.