Court-Connected Mediation and Minorities: A Report Card

Sharon Press

Hamline University - School of Law

January 1, 2011

Capital University Law Review, Vol. 39, p. 819, 2011

Critical race theorists have raised important concerns about alternative dispute resolution in general and mediation specifically. Many of the critiques were written prior to the ascendency of court-connected mediation. To set the context, Part II of this article begins with a brief history of the court-connected mediation movement in the United States. In Part III, the critiques of mediation, specifically focusing on those related to minorities, are summarized. Part IV identifies some of the flaws in the critiques as related to court-connected mediation. Part V includes actions that court programs can undertake to address the issues raised by the critiques and concludes with an assessment of court-connected mediation’s response to date.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 33

Keywords: Court-connected mediation, ADR, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, critical race theorists, minorities, race

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Date posted: November 18, 2011  

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Press, Sharon, Court-Connected Mediation and Minorities: A Report Card (January 1, 2011). Capital University Law Review, Vol. 39, p. 819, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1954896

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Hamline University - School of Law ( email )
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States
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