Smart & Savvy: Negotiation Strategies in Academia

I am delighted to announce that my new book is now available. Smart & Savvy: Negotiation Strategies for Academia is based on my experience training scientists and doctors in negotiation. My father and co-author, David Kupfer, is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, was chair of their Department of Psychiatry for over 25 … Continue reading Smart & Savvy: Negotiation Strategies in Academia

Recent Major Law Faculty Awards

If you didn’t see the blog or the listserv a little over a week ago, you missed the announcements of two major awards.  Carol Izumi (UC-Hastings) received the William Pincus Award for outstanding service and commitment to clinical legal education, the highest award the AALS’s Clinical Section bestows.  And, Carrie Menkel-Meadow (UC-Irvine) received the ABA … Continue reading Recent Major Law Faculty Awards

ADR Law Student Writing Competition with $10,000 Prize!

From FOI Jacqueline Nolan-Haley (Fordham): I am happy to announce the details of the second annual ADR writing competition. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ADR LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION 2018 The Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators are proud to announce the Second Annual NYSBA/ACCTM National Championship … Continue reading ADR Law Student Writing Competition with $10,000 Prize!

Lawyers’ Ethical Responsibility in Negotiating Confidential Settlements on Behalf of Serial Lawbreakers

In another post, I discuss Louis C.K.’s apology for his repeated sexual misconduct.  Although he apparently didn’t settle claims for this conduct (that I have read about, anyway), other wrongdoers certainly have done so.  In those cases, lawyers have negotiated the settlements, which typically include strict provisions requiring confidentiality, often with harsh liquidated damage provisions … Continue reading Lawyers’ Ethical Responsibility in Negotiating Confidential Settlements on Behalf of Serial Lawbreakers

Live Stream Links: Melnick Symposium – Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution

From Donna Erez-Navot at Cardozo. Dear Dispute Resolution Community:Dear Dispute Resolution Community: The Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution is very excited to announce that the 2017 Jed D. Melnick Symposium, Persistent Human Divides: Creative Initiatives for Communication, Collaboration, and Cohesion, will be available to live stream on November 13, 2017! Links to the live stream … Continue reading Live Stream Links: Melnick Symposium – Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution

Carrie Menkel-Meadow Wins American Bar Foundation Outstanding Scholar Award

The Fellows of the Amerian Bar Foundation have selected FOI Carrie Menkel-Meadow (UC-Irvine) as the 2018 recipient of the ABF Outstanding Scholar Award.  According to the ABF’s Executive Director Ajay K. Mehrota: The award recognizes your decades-long work in creating, building, shaping, and internationalizing what has become the field of alternative dispute resolution, and your … Continue reading Carrie Menkel-Meadow Wins American Bar Foundation Outstanding Scholar Award