Tech&Law Breakfast: Online Dispute Resolution

Online Dispute Resolution – a key to increased access to justice?

By Lin Adrian

The days when civil dispute resolution primarily happened at the local court house are long gone. Today, disputes are resolved in a variety of institutions and these institutions are increasingly moving to online spaces. A large scale example of this is eBay, which apparently handles 60 million disputes online – a year! Proponents of online dispute resolution (ODR) praise it for increasing access to justice by being cheap, simple and fast. Opponents find it at threat to the rule of law. In this Tech&Law breakfast, Associate professor Lin Adrian will present a taxonomy of online dispute resolution mechanisms and discuss whether online dispute resolution is the answer to the deficits of access to justice.

Associate professor Lin Adrian, Ph.D. is part of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Law. She has a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution and how technology will change the face of dispute resolution institutions.


08:45 – 09:00 Doors open, coffee, tea, croissants etc.
09:00 Welcome
09:00 – 09:30 Research presentation
09:30 – 09:40 Q&A
09:45 End


For participation in the lecture please use this registration form no later than 3 September 2019, 23:59. Questions? Write to