Professor Rogers Presents on Arbitrator Intelligence at Energy Arbitration Conference
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Catherine A. Rogers, professor of law and the Marjorie Price Faculty Scholar at Penn State Law, delivered a presentation on Arbitrator Intelligence last month at conference in Houston focused on arbitration in the energy industry.
The Energy Arbitration 2017 Conference, “Resolving Energy Disputes in Times of Crisis,” was held on April 27 and 28 and hosted by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators–North American Branch.
Rogers opened the conference on the evening of April 27 with a discussion focusing on how Arbitrator Intelligence can improve the diversity of international arbitration tribunals and address transparency issues in international arbitration.
Founded by Rogers in 2014, Arbitrator Intelligence is a Penn State-related entity that aims to promote fairness, transparency, and accountability in the arbitrator selection process, and to facilitate increased diversity in arbitrator appointments. The primary means to that end is the Arbitrator Intelligence Questionnaire (AIQ).
The questionnaire, which will launch on the Arbitrator Intelligence website next month, will be administered at the end of arbitration cases to collect feedback from the parties and counsel on how the arbitrators managed and decided the cases. It is designed to replicate, through feedback data systematically collected at the end of cases, the kinds of information about arbitrators’ case management and decisional history that is currently gathered through ad hoc person-to-person phone calls.
In addition to her position at Penn State Law, Rogers serves as professor of ethics, regulation & the rule of law and director of the Institute for Ethics, Regulation & the Rule of Law at Queen Mary University of London. She is co-chair of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration and a reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration.