Dispute Resolution

In the legal field, conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution are strategies to bring two or more parties to an amicable agreement outside the courthouse setting, such as via mediation and arbitration. RAND has researched dispute resolution since the early 1980s, beginning with medical malpractice and continuing with a focus on state, appellate, and federal court–ordered arbitration in mass torts, personal injury law suits, and the banking industry.

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    Court-Administered Arbitration: An Alternative for Consumer Dispute Resolution

    This Note presents the preliminary results of a year-long study of the Pittsburgh (Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas) arbitration program.

    Jan 1, 1983

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    Simple Justice: How Litigants Fare in the Pittsburgh Court Arbitration Program

    Examines the arbitration program of the Pittsburgh (Allegheny County) Court of Common Pleas which at the time of the study applied to cases of $10,000 or less.

    Jan 1, 1983

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    Report

    Judicial Arbitration in California: The First Year

    A study of the critical implementation phase of the California judicial arbitration program. The report begins by identifying the primary objectives of the program's supporters.

    Jan 1, 1981

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    Dwayne M. Butler

    Senior Management Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ed.D. in adult & continuing education, Rutgers University; Ph.D. in organization and management, Capella University; M.S. in administration, Central Michigan University; B.A. in economics, Rutgers University; B.A. in Spanish, Rutgers University

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    Bryan Frederick

    Senior Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in international relations, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); M.A. in international relations and international economics, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); B.A. in philosophy, Williams College

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    Nicholas M. Pace

    Senior Social Scientist
    Education J.D., University of Oregon; B.A. in political science, University of California, Santa Barbara

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    People

    Bryan Rooney

    Associate Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science, Vanderbilt University; M.A. in political science, Vanderbilt University; B.A. in political science, Boston College