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A Lasting Legacy: Ronna K. Jablow Community Mediation Fellowship

Nov 14, 2022

This past summer, Ronna Jablow Fellows Cate Wilkins and Grace Rudatsikira worked with community mediation centers through a unique partnership between Maryland Carey Law and Community Mediation Maryland (CMM). Established six years ago in honor of attorney and mediator Ronna K. Jablow, the fellowship is designed to expose law students to community-based dispute resolution and foster awareness of the role of the conflict resolution to address a wide range of issues. Read More.


ADR Team: A Fall of First-Place Wins!
Nov 14, 2022

The Maryland Carey Law ADR Team concluded the fall semester with outstanding performances in both the 2023 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon and the ABA Law Student Division Regional Negotiation competition, finishing first place overall and advancing to the national finals. Read More.


A Winning Combination: BLSA Negotiation Team and Gordon Feinblatt
May 16, 2022

The 2022 Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Negotiation Team continued to showcase their outstanding negotiation skills this year. Taylor Nettleford (2L), Kennedy Hagens (1L), Quazanae Dasher (1L), and Dakota Foster (1L) competed in the 2022 Nelson Mandela International Negotiations Competition, with Najmah James (3L) and Sean Russel (1L) serving as alternates. Read More.


Jablow fellowship program celebrates 5 years training students in community mediation
January 20, 2022

Since 2016, the Ronna K. Jablow Mediation Fellowship has enabled University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law students to spend a summer working with Community Mediation Maryland (CMM), which provides free mediation services to help resolve neighborhood, family, business, school, and personal conflicts. The fellowship includes mediation training and opportunities to work on program development, research and writing, and direct mediation services. Read more.


Supporting National Opportunities for Law Students to Put ADR Theory into Practice
November 4, 2021

Over Halloween weekend, the Dispute Resolution Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (C-DRUM) supported two major virtual events to provide opportunities for law students across the country to put their knowledge of negotiation and mediation skills and theory into practice. Read more


An Award-Winning Partnership: The Mediation Clinic and the District Court of Maryland
November 4, 2021

After a long-awaited postponement, the Mediation Clinic at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law received the ADR Program Achievement Award from the District Court of Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Office. Read more


A Holistic Approach to Sexual Assault Prevention
September 15, 2021

The attitudes and behaviors that can later trigger sexual assault can start early. Maryland Carey Law’s Erin Levitas Initiative uses a comprehensive public health approach to sexual assault prevention with middle school youth, their teachers, and their caregivers. Read more


ADR Team Receives First Place Honors in All Competitions
September 15, 2021

The Maryland Carey Law Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Team quickly adapted to last year’s online competition environment, achieving impressive first place finishes in all three competitions during the 2020-2021 academic year. Read more


A Year of Reflection and Action in the Midst of Crisis 
By Deborah T. Eisenberg
August 27, 2020

This year, we have been challenged to reimagine our work and consider the relevance of the ADR field to current events and to the legal profession more generally. Read more


MSDE and C-DRUM: A Collaborative Approach 
September 8, 2020

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and C-DRUM are collaborating to increase the capacity of school districts around the state to implement restorative approaches to discipline.

Mediation Clinic Wins ADR Award from District Court of Maryland
March 4, 2020 

Maryland Carey Law’s Mediation Clinic is the 2020 recipient of the District Court of Maryland Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution’s ADR Program Achievement Award. Read more


Erin Levitas Initiative for Sexual Assault Prevention 
September 8, 2020

In its second year, the Levitas Initiative uses an interdisciplinary approach, combining the expertise of law students and social work students to implement the curriculum in schools.


ADR Team Competition Round-up 
By Kristen Wells
September 8, 2020

The Maryland Carey Law Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Team had a successful 2019-20 season. Despite the shortened Spring semester, the Maryland Carey Law competed in five competitions. Read more


Reflections from a Ronna K. Jablow Mediation Fellow 
Kayla Johnson ’21 
September 8, 2020

During the Summer of 2020, I had the privilege of serving as the Ronna K. Jablow Mediation Fellow and the opportunity to work with incredible staff at Community Mediation Maryland (CMM). Read more


Addressing Conflict: UMB’s Workplace Mediation Service  
September 8, 2020

In September 2019, C-DRUM launched the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Workplace Mediation Service (WMS), a resource for employees to use mediation to address workplace conflicts. Read more


Eighth Class of Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellows 
September 8, 2020

The Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellows Program celebrated its eighth class in November 2019. The Fellows program convenes Maryland leaders in government, business, and non-profit sectors.


New Staff Attorney-Mediator Ati Alipour
September 8, 2020

In August, Ati Alipour joined C-DRUM in the new role of Staff Attorney-Mediator. In this position, Ati will work closely with the Mediation Clinic and broadly support Maryland Carey Law’s dispute resolution program.


2020 Dispute Resolution Graduation  
May 28, 2020

From a dedicated academic concentration to experiential application of skills, to co-curricular student groups, this year’s dispute resolution graduates truly embraced the value of the attorney as problem-solver.