16 Nov 2022
Tony Reed, '24, was recently selected by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) to attend the 2022 Diverse Student Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Summit.
The program, launched in 2019, introduces ADR to students and provides an in-depth understanding of what it takes to become a successful arbitrator and/or mediator. The summit lasts a day and a half and features experienced ADR professionals and litigators from a variety of backgrounds. Attendees learn the importance of networking, connecting with mentors, gaining relevant experience and building a good reputation in the field.
Reed traveled to New York, New York to attend the summit on November 12 and 13. He was encouraged by Professor Kristen Blankely to apply and was one of 20 candidates selected from a large pool of applicants.
“One of the best parts was meeting law students from across the country,” he said. He said the experience was educational and the AAA offered guidance to those who wish to pursue dispute resolution in the future. Reed is currently working on completing a program of concentrated study, focusing on institutional equity and compliance in higher education.