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Hone your legal skills in negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and client counseling

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society (“ADRHS”) is Brooklyn Law School’s distinguished accredited honors organization that prepares students for success in the newest trend in the legal profession. Students participate in alternative dispute resolution competitions across the country in various areas of the law, such as the intellectual property negotiation, international mediation, baseball arbitration, and the securities law triathlon.

ADRHS is committed to fostering an inclusive environment and equipping its members with practical skills in the field of ADR that will prepare them for the practice of law. This commitment includes deliberately creating and maintaining conditions that enable all members to be valued as they are. ADRHS creates points of entry for new members to participate while remaining fair and impartial. We are continually and collectively invested in the growth and development of our members and the Brooklyn Law School community.

Students hone their legal skills in preparation for competitions in four areas of alternative dispute resolution: negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and client counseling. Preparation for competitions through written briefs and contracts, and simulations allows students to gain experience in a unique skill set that allows them to become a better advocate for their client and a more creative problem solver.

These particular legal skills are essential to becoming a successful attorney and universally applicable to all practices of the law. Students may earn academic credit for participating in competitions and for coaching other competitors.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society
Brooklyn Law School’s ADRHS students ABA Arbitration team qualified for Nationals

2021-2022 Executive Board

President
Olivia Rose

Vice President, Administrative Affairs
Spencer Goodson

Vice President, Competitive Affairs
Yaroslav Radtsevich

Business Affairs Coordinator
Evan Tancil

Competition Coordinator
Michael Meyers

Tryout Coordinators
Joseph Famulari
Elizabeth Lavelle

Secretary
Deborah Teslyar

1L Outreach Coordinator
Sydney Parks

Acting Alumni Chair
Spencer Goodson

2021-2022 ADRHS Members

Returning Members
Hadel Alfagir
Cara Anstey
Taylor Arluck
Wilson Baer
Khendrick Beausoleil
Shina Bharadwaja
Sam Bhat
Hayley Bork
Kathrine Boyko
Allie Bravi
Jenny Chen
Ryan Dame
Anthony DiMauro
William Doheny
Austin Dowdle
Zane Elsisi
Thomas Emmons
Joe Famulari
Joseph Famulari
Vincent Feng
Shawn Garry
Kathleen Giunta
Victoria Glass
Yael Golan
Spencer Goodson
Spencer Goodson
Kyle Gulsby
Natasha Harris
Gus Ipsen
Meghan Johnke
Veronica Krass
Sari Kreutzer
Elizabeth Lavelle
Julia Lee
Jahi Liburd
Patrick Lin
Yifan Lin Sherry
Camille Mangiaratti
Madeline Martinez
Megan McCarthy
Benjamin McDermott
Stephanie Merkrebs
Michael Meyers
Michael Meyers
Vincent Napoli
Alexandra Noetzel
Eamon O’Neill
Sydney Parks
Dominika Peko
Ellen Piazza
Yaroslav Radtsevch
Eric Raff
Alex Rahmanan
Monica Rashed
Olivia Rose
Jake Rubinstein
Angelina Sanchez
Skyler Sands
Ellie Sands
Nina Schroeren
Sydney Segal
Ashley Shin
Samantha Shoff
Nadiya Singh
Evan Tancil
Evan Tancil
Hasan Tariq
Subha Tasnim
Deborah Teslyar
Erica Thompson
Stutti Tilwa
John Tjartjalis
Justine Woods
Amanda Yang
Xinxin Zhou
Audrey Ziari
New Members

Francesca Casalino
Michelle Hayek
Rosaleen Maresco
Casey Mefford
Alexia Seepersaud
Maceo Torres-Trujillo
Kevin Trimmer
Jonathan van Dusen

Award-Winning Teams

2021 University of Houston Law Center National Mediation Competition

Champion
Angelina Sanchez
Coach: Xinxin Zhou

2021 National Sports Law Negotiation Competition

Champion
Ellen Piazza, Anthony Dimauro
Coaches: Yaroslav Radtsevich, Evan Tancil

2021 ABA National Arbitration Competition

Regional Finalists/2nd place
Hayley Bork, Stutti Tilwa, Monica Rashed, Ryan Dame
Coaches: Allie Bravi, Olivia Rose, Cara Anstey

16th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

Fourth Place / Semifinalists
Susan Kritzmacher, Noelle Stone, and Melissa Ronan
Coach: Robert Butlien and Kat Teng

2021 Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Competition

Second Place
Yaroslav Radtsevich, Michael Meyers
Coach: Alexa Bennett, Drew Fryhoff

2021 ABA Client Counseling Competition

First Place
Sari Kreutzer, Taylor Arluck
Coach: Eliza Simons

2020 ABA Arbitration Regional Competition

First Place
Allie Bravi, Daniel Landau, Evan Tancil, and Megan Feeney
Coach: Jill Davis and Missy Ronan

Finalists
Alex Rahmanan, Tom Emmons, Spencer Goodson, and Meghan Johnke
Coach: Pat Kelly and Katherine Teng

Semi-Finalists
Olivia Rose, Xinxin Zhou, Jahi Liburd, and Sari Kreutzer
Coach: Susan Kritzmacher and Eliza Simons


Honor Society Tryouts

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society Tryouts take place in the spring semester during February or March. This highly competitive mock negotiation will determine who will be invited to join the society for the following competition year.

The tryout competition is comprised of two separate rounds of multi-party negotiations that will be judged by current ADRHS members. Participants will be sent a general fact pattern and respective private facts depending on the party that they will be assigned to represent. Participants will be told certain concessions their clients have authorized and certain demands they need to meet on behalf of their client. Performance will be scored on a rubric that considers factors such as professionalism and ethics, comprehension of client’s goals, and ability to work alongside other negotiating parties. Participants will be e-mailed the rubric prior to their tryout.

The number of students admitted to join ADRHS vary based on the society’s competition needs for the following year. Typically, ADRHS offers memberships to those who score in the top 15% of all participants.

Contact ADHRS for more info: adrhs@brooklaw.edu

Transfer Students

Transfer students may be eligible for membership in ADRHS in the competition year for which they matriculate at Brooklyn Law School. Transfer students who are interested in becoming members may inquire to ADRHS at adrhs@brooklaw.edu.

Have Questions? Contact Us

General Inquiries: ADRHS@brooklaw.edu
President: olivia.rose@brooklaw.edu
Alumni Contact: spencer.goodson@brooklaw.edu