Some companies and industries offer programs to solve disputes.
“When you say ‘coming under fire,’ what are we really talking about? Truth is, law schools have not merely fallen out of favor in recent years, as jobs have become scarce and unemployment among freshly minted JD graduates has soared.
” asks John Corkery, dean of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Law schools have become the most despised part of the academy.
Mediation, arbitration, and conciliation are the three common types of dispute resolution.
During mediation, both sides involved in the dispute meet with a neutral third party, a mediator, to create their own agreement jointly.
(Corkery casually noted that journalism school graduates aren’t doing that well, either.) One theory is simple: everyone’s jealous.
Bryant Garth, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine who helped author a study on buyers’ remorse among law school graduates, suggests that law school haters just want to see the frontrunners fail.
Also, the decisions are binding, so you can’t appeal the decision, even if the company was severely negligent.
Before you sign a contract or even use a website, read the contract or terms of service for mentions of “arbitration”, “binding arbitration” or “resolution programs”; this language is often in the fine print of the contract and can be easily missed.
Some problems with sellers are the result of frauds and scams.
If you believe that you have been the victim of a fraud, file a complaint to the correct government agency.
When asked if he considers his position difficult, though, he deflects: “The fire I’m thinking of is that there are a lot less people going to law school,” he says.