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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    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

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