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News Posted on March 3, 2017

Professor Shestowsky Comments for Media on Alternative Dispute Resolution Suit

Professor Donna Shestowsky commented for The Recorder on a lawsuit in which the alternative dispute resolution firm JAMS is accused of overstating the qualifications of one of its adjudicators in order to lure customers.  The article was also published in

Shestowsky said such lawsuits raise concerns both inside the alternative dispute resolution industry and for litigants considering hiring ADR providers. "These lawsuits, in general, the more they get filed the more concerned litigants might become about choosing neutrals," Shestowsky said. "In a way, that might make [litigants] more hesitant to opt for procedures that have binding outcomes."

Donna Shestowsky, who has both a law degree and a PhD in Psychology, is a Professor of Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Research Scholar at UC Davis School of Law, where she teaches Criminal Law, Negotiation Strategy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and a seminar in Legal Psychology.  She was the 2007 recipient of the Law School's Distinguished Teaching Award.