This Article discusses research aimed to understand barriers to participation of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in ADR practices. The research includes ADR in and around New York City. The article discusses methodology, challenges of the research, preliminary findings, remedies, future research, and the significance of the findings. Universal and specific barriers include: (i) informational and professional; (ii) social, institutional, and cultural; and (iii) economic. The authors encourages future research of barriers affecting underrepresented groups and emphasizes the need to reduce these barriers.
Maria R. Volpe; Robert A. Baruch Bush; Gene A. Johnson, Jr.; and Christopher M. Kwok,
Barriers to Participation: Challenges Faced by Members of Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups in Entering, Remaining, and Advancing in the ADR Field,
35 Fordham Urb. L.J. 119
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