Biography

Professor Ethan Katsh is Director of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. and co-author of the recently published Digital Justice: Technology and the Internet of Disputes (Oxford University Press, 2017). He has been an Affiliate Researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and a Visiting Professor of Law and Cyberspace at Brandeis University.

Professor Katsh is a graduate of the Yale Law School and is widely recognized as a founder of the field of online dispute resolution (ODR). He conducted the eBay Pilot Project in 1999 that led to eBay’s current system that handles over sixty million disputes each year. He was recently awarded the 2017 D’Alemberte-Raven Award from the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. This is the Section’s highest honor and recognizes outstanding service to the field dispute resolution. He has received the Mary Parker Follett award from the Association for Conflict resolution and a previous book he co-edited, Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice, received the International Institute for Conflict Resolution book award for 2012.

 

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