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20 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. 1133 (2018-2019)
Report on Empirical Study of Business Users regarding International Mediation and Enforcement Mechanisms

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REPORT ON EMPIRICAL STUDY OF BUSINESS

       USERS REGARDING INTERNATIONAL

          MEDIATION AND ENFORCEMENT

                          MECHANISMS


    Issued  by  the Institute for Dispute  Resolution (IDR) NJCU
 School  of Business   to the International  Mediation Institute   for  the
 benefit of delegates  attending  the  UNCITRAL Working Group II
                   (Dispute  Settlement)   67th Session


  Professor   David   S. Weiss, Esq.*   &         Michael R. Griffith, Esq.**


                           I.  INTRODUCTION


     This  report  seeks to present  the  research  gathered   by an inter-
national  quantitative-qualitative   study  of users'  assessments   of the
enforcement of international commercial settlement agreements


   * Professor David S. Weiss, Esq., is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Dispute
Resolution (IDR) and Assistant Professor at the Business School of New Jersey City University.
He recently was awarded the James B. Boskey Award, the highest honor in New Jersey for his
contributions in mediation policy. He received his Juris Doctor at New York Law School, studied
international arbitration law at Cornell Law School Paris Summer Institute, and transformative
mediation at the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (ICP), Bern, Switzer-
land. David is IMI Certified Mediator and has held appointments at The United Nations Com-
mission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He  has lectured and has hosted
international conferences on mediation both in the United States and in Europe. Professor Weiss
has extensive publications in the field of mediation and policy to address risk and conflict
through mediation. He is the author of the New Jersey Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation
Act addressing enforcement of international settlement agreements as awards.
  ** Michael R. Griffith, Esq. clerked for the Honorable Robert P. Contillo, P.J. Ch. and the
Honorable Menelaos W. Toskos, J.S.C. in the Chancery Division-General Equity Part in Ber-
gen County. He graduated from Rutgers School of Law in 2016, where he was the Senior Notes
Editor of the Women's Rights Law Reporter. He founded the Rutgers Alternative Dispute Reso-
lution Society and coached the Rutgers-Newark Team for the 2016 ABA Mediation Competi-
tion. He previously competed in the ICC Paris Mediation Competition, the CDRC Vienna IBA-
VIAC  with the NJCU team, and the AAA/NYSBA Arbitration Team.
    The authors would like to thank Deborah Masucci, Chair and Board Member of IMI, Jer-
emy Lack, Global Coordinator of the GPC Series, Michael McIlwrath, Chair of the GPC Series,
Director of IMI and Global Chief Litigation Counsel, GE Oil & Gas, and Irena Vanenkova,
Executive Director of IMI & the IMI Committee that diligently worked on the NJCU IDR
survey questionnaire for their support and feedback. The authors would also like to thank Mansi
Karol, LL.M. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 2017 and LL.M. Queen Mary University of
London 2011, for her commentary on data and her contributions to the analysis of the GPC
survey results. Further, the authors would like to thank Bhaumil Patel for his assistance with
creating the graphical representations of the IMI/NJCU IDR survey results.


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