UO has named Associate Professor Jennifer Reynolds to serve as Interim Ombuds through May 15, 2016 while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement for Bruce MacAllister, who left in November 2015. Reynolds teaches in School of Law and is Director of the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center.
Her research focuses on "dispute systems design, problem solving in multiparty scenarios, judicial attitudes toward appropriate dispute resolution, and cultural influences and implications of alternative processes." She has served as the national chair of the ADR Section of the Association of American Law Schools and writes for the Indisputably Blog. Reynolds earned her JD at Harvard Law School.
MacAllister also prepared a first annual report that also summarized his implementation of the program and experience working with the campus community. In addition to statistical information, the report also included a "blunt" assessment of issues. (Around Oregon; School of Law Bio; Indisputably Blog; UO Ombuds 2015 Report; UO Matters Blog.)
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