Conversation with Nancy Rogers about the Past and Future of the ADR Field

Nancy Rogers, a great leader in our field, has made tremendous contributions to our community and she is one of the people I thanked for her contribution to my career.  I was fortunate to participate in a three-week summer institute that she and others organized at Ohio State in 1993.  With Nancy’s permission, I am … Continue reading Conversation with Nancy Rogers about the Past and Future of the ADR Field

Commonwealth Arbitration Study

The Commonwealth Secretariat is conducting a Study on challenges to accessing international commercial arbitration across the Commonwealth, and potential solutions. The aim of the study is to understand the use of international commercial arbitration in addressing commercial disputes across the Commonwealth, as well as ways in which member countries may strengthen the accessibility and effectiveness … Continue reading Commonwealth Arbitration Study

Women Saying Sorry

Interesting addition to our ongoing discussion about apologies: Check out this TedTalk about how women overapologize, and how too many “I’m sorrys” can relate to or exacerbate problems with confidence, participation, and voice. Canadian sociologist Maja Jovanovic starts with a fascinating story about women academics at a conference downplaying their own expertise. From this writeup: … Continue reading Women Saying Sorry

Being Assertive

This video of talk show host James Corden pranking soccer star David Beckham provides a fascinating example of remaining composed and assertive in the midst of strong emotions. Note, however, that the emotions make it hard for Beckham to brainstorm options, even though he knows that the status quo is unacceptable.

Windsor’s Julie Macfarlane to deliver Moritz’s 2019 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution

Titled “Pass-the-Trash”: How Universities Use Non-Disclosure Agreements to Protect Sexual Predators, Macfarlane will deliver Ohio State’s 2019 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution on Wednesday March 20 in Moritz’s Saxbe Auditorium. Use this link to register, go.osu.edu/schwartz2019. A description of Macfarlane’s lecture follows: The use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in cases involving termination for sexual misconduct … Continue reading Windsor’s Julie Macfarlane to deliver Moritz’s 2019 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution

Purdue Global Agrees to End Use of Mandatory Arbitration for Student Complaints

I received the following email from Bill V. Mullen, Professor of American Studies, Purdue University, Vice-president of Purdue AAUP: American Association of University Professors members in Indiana have won another victory to reclaim Purdue University for students, not corporate profit. After mounting pressure from an Indiana AAUP statewide campaign, the Kaplan-run Purdue University Global has … Continue reading Purdue Global Agrees to End Use of Mandatory Arbitration for Student Complaints

The 2020 USNews Dispute Resolution Rankings

Today the USNews rankings of law schools and law school specialty programs were “leaked.”  That means they were distributed to law school deans to prepare their publicity statements, to trumpet the good and explain the bad.  And the specialty rankings were tabulated differently this year, requiring voters to rate every school for which they had … Continue reading The 2020 USNews Dispute Resolution Rankings