Tae Chang, 3L student and former Mediation Clinic student, won first place in the 2021 American Journal of Mediation National Dispute Resolution Writing Competition with his article "Risk Analysis and Mediation." This is Cardozo's second win in ADR writing competitions for the 2020-2021 school year. Sean McLaughlin '21 won the 2021 James B. Boskey Law Student Essay Competition on Dispute Resolution sponsored by the ABA Dispute Resolution Section.
Professor Donna Erez-Navot, Meditation Clinic Director, said, "The American Journal of Mediation National Dispute Resolution Writing Competition is one of the most prestigious ADR law student writing awards. Tae worked tirelessly to analyze risk and its implications in the mediation process. We are so proud of him, and this paper and we are excited that it will be published soon."
"Having my paper recognized by the American Journal of Mediation in their National Dispute Resolution Writing Competition is extremely personally fulfilling and rewarding," Chang said. "I learned so much about dispute resolution theory and practice from Professor Donna Erez-Navot at the Mediation Clinic and from my colleagues at the ADR Competition Honor Society. I wrote about risk analysis, reality testing, and mediation because it was interesting to me and important to consider as a set of tools for mediation."
Chang will officially receive the award during a special virtual event in October.