From the 2007 News Archive
Prof. Roger Wolf Named Inaugural Recipient of Maryland Award for Contribution to Alternative Dispute Resolution
Roger Wolf, director of the Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland School of Law (C-DRUM) has been named the inaugural recipient of the Chief Judge Robert M. Bell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Alternative Dispute Resolution in Maryland.
The award was created to honor the vision and accomplishments of Chief Judge Bell in promoting the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs and activities in the Maryland judiciary, schools, government and communities.
"Your leadership and dedication is well recognized by the ADR community and transcends beyond Maryland," wrote Marc Baer, Chair of the Award Nomination Committee. "Your influence has touched countelss numbers of judges, lawyers, law students, ADR practice groups, organizations, and people in conflict."
Professor Wolf served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Tunisia from 1962 to 1964. In 1967 he started the National Clearinghouse for Legal Services. Professor Wolf was a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow with the Washington, DC, Neighborhood Legal Services Program from 1968 to 1970.
He was director of the Columbus Community Legal Services and director of the Clinical Law Program at Catholic University from 1970 to 1973, and taught at the law school until 1978. He has been teaching at the University of Maryland School of Law since 1982, and is the past director of the Clinical Law Program at the law school. He currently directs the mediation clinic and teaches courses in dispute resolution.
Professor Wolf was the reporter for the Special Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Maryland State Bar Association, is past chair of The Section for Dispute Resolution of the State Bar and The Baltimore City Bar, was appointed by Chief Judge Robert Bell of the Court of Appeals to the Maryland ADR Commission and is chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) and a member of its executive committee. Professor Wolf has extensive mediation experience both as a trainer and mediator. In 2004, he received the Leadership in Law Award from The Daily Record