Arbitration Conversation No. 58: Prof. Rachel J. Goedken, Director, Werner Institute, Creighton Law

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Professor Rachel J. Goedken, Director of the Werner Institute at Creighton Law School about how to get into labor arbitration and how labor arbitration works.

Professor Goedken focuses on nonlitigation dispute resolution – arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. Before joining the faculty, Professor Goedken earned her BS in Psychology and MS in Industrial Relations, then worked in labor relations and human resources for several years before attending law school. Following graduation from William Mitchell College of Law, Professor Goedken served as labor counsel for Northwest Airlines, where she negotiated labor agreements, arbitrated contract disputes, and responded to complaints of employment discrimination.

More recently she worked for MidAmerican Energy Company, directing the employee and labor relations staff, and provided appellate arbitration services to the Union Pacific Railroad before teaching at Creighton.

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Rachel Goedken

As Director of the Werner Institute at Creighton Law School, Professor Goedken focuses on nonlitigation dispute resolution – arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. Before joining the faculty, Professor Goedken earned her BS in Psychology and MS in Industrial Relations, then worked in labor relations and human resources for several years before…

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Amy Schmitz

Professor Amy Schmitz is the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. From 2016-2021 Professor Schmitz was the Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for Dispute Resolution.…

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