Professor Tom Stipanowich Wins International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Outstanding Book Award for "Arbitration: Practice, Policy, and Law"
Professor Thomas J. Stipanowich has won the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution's Outstanding Book Award for Arbitration: Practice, Policy, and Law (2023). The casebook provides students with a practice-based approach that helps them apply legal concepts under the Federal Arbitration Act and other laws, and better identify the value of arbitration practice and procedures.
From the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution:
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR Institute), a global non-profit organization that helps others manage conflict so that they might better pursue their purpose, is pleased to announce the 40th Annual Award Winners for contributions to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in 2022 at the awards ceremony during the CPR 2023 Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The CPR Institute’s Annual Awards program honors outstanding scholarship and practical achievement in the field of alternative dispute resolution. Award criteria focuses on processes, techniques, systems, commitment, and scholarship which address the resolution, prevention or creative management of major disputes involving public or business institutions between corporations, between government and corporations, or among multiple parties. The review committee comprises judges and lawyers from leading corporations, top law firms and academic institutions across the U.S.
The Outstanding Book Award goes to a book published by academics and other professionals during the publication period (November 2021-October 2022) that advances understanding in the field of ADR.
The Outstanding Book Award was presented to Thomas J. Stipanowich and Amy J. Schmitz for Arbitration: Practice, Policy, and Law (2023). Arbitration: Practice, Policy, and Law provides students with a practice-based approach that helps them apply legal concepts under the Federal Arbitration Act and other laws, and better identify the value of arbitration practice and procedures.
Professor Schmitz is a professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Program on Dispute Resolution as the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Endowed Chair in Law. She is a co-director of the Translational Data Analytics Institute's Responsible Data Science Research Community of Practice.
Professor Stipanowich is William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law at Pepperdine University, where for many years he led the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
“We are incredibly thrilled and thankful in receiving the CPR Book Award, as it signifies importance of an arbitration book that highlights the growth of technology in dispute resolution and approaches arbitration from a problem-solving perspective,” said Schmitz. “Moreover, I am especially grateful to receive this award with Tom, who is a tremendous mentor and friend!”
Stipanowich said, "Thirty-five years ago, receiving the CPR Award for Outstanding Article gave my career as a scholar a major boost and began a cherished relationship with CPR and its unique coalition of practitioner-thinkers. CPR's recognition of our new book is the ultimate accolade, made possible thanks to the energy and insights of my co-author Amy Schmitz."
The casebook may be found at Aspen Publishing.