Summer 2001
Vol 18 No. 2

Celebrating 160 Years, and a Bright Future

Overcoming Years of Bitterness

New Arts & Sciences Dean

Kelly Jones Claims Miss Alabama

The Business of Jets

Picturing Samford's History

Choir Pleases Russian Audiences

Exciting Swiss Winter Escapade

A Conference for All Sports

Bulldogs To Spread Field, Rely on Defense

Other Stories

Samford Names Brad Creed to be Associate Provost

Samford Gets $100,000 FIPSE Grant for PBL Project with Maastricht

Faculty Compendium: Ross Article Cited in Microsoft Ruling; Bass Book Nominated for Pulitzer Prize

New Arts and Sciences Dean Samford ‘Anything But Sleepy’: Chapman Davis

Davis Proudest of Hiring Strong Faculty

Teaching Aspect of Nursing Has Always Attracted New Dean

Baur Steps Down as Nursing Dean, Will Continue to Teach

John Carroll Brings Breadth of Legal Experience to Role as Cumberland Dean

Early Edmund D. Pellegrino Medal Honors Namesake, Secundy and Fletcher for Bioethics Contributions

Biology Students to Map Nature Conservancy Properties

Cumberland Professor Ware Writes the Book on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Samford ODK Celebrates 50th Year, Recognizes 50 Leaders with Impact

Samford hosts Alabama Governor’s School

Halbrooks Inaugurated as President of Colgate Rochester Crozer

Frank Stagg Library Adds Greatly to Samford Baptist Collection

Student Callers Raise More than $137,000 in Phonathon Effort

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Cumberland Professor Ware Writes
the Book on Alternative Dispute Resolution

"lternative Dispute Resolution [ADR] is still a fairly new term in the legal field. While lawyers did not talk about ADR before the 1970s, they have long engaged in the practice, which encompasses alternatives to litigation such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

Only recently has ADR emerged as a distinct field of study in law school. As a result, literature on the subject is growing. Much of what has been written, however, is prescriptive guidance for practitioners, containing suggestions on how to be a better mediator, etc. Other writings on the subject run the gamut from descriptive to theoretical to philosophical.

Now, Professor Stephen J. Ware of Samford's Cumberland School of Law has written a book on the law of ADR. The book, Alternative Dispute Resolution, was published this spring by West Group, the nationís leading publisher for the law school market, as part of its Hornbook Series.

"This is a law book, written by a lawyer, for lawyers and law students," Ware assures readers in his preface. "There is a body of legal doctrine-from statutes, judicial decisions and other sources-focused on ADR. This doctrine is prominent throughout this book."

Ware, a noted ADR scholar, holds the B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and the J.D. degree from the University of Chicago. He has been a member of the Cumberland faculty since 1993.