In a highly-anticipated decision (at least for those in the arbitration world), the Second Circuit yesterday vacated the district court’s opinion in Meyer v. Kalanick, 200 F. Supp.3d 408 (S.D.N.Y. 2016), which was authored by the well-known Judge Jed Rakoff. The Second Circuit, in Meyer v. Uber Technologies, 2017 WL 3526682 (Aug. 17, 2017), found that plaintiffs, … Continue reading Second Circuit Reverses Judge Rakoff in Uber Arbitration Decision
Sarah, Art, and Andrea organized a series of four sessions at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference two weeks ago. Each session involved discussion of four classic articles in our field written before 2000. This will lead to a book with short commentaries, including some by the authors of the original articles. It … Continue reading Photo Album – SEALS Conference 2017
We very much welcome people’s comments on our blog. Alas, we have gotten swamped by a deluge of spam comments lately, which are channeled directly into the trash folder. Unfortunately, this causes some legitimate comments to go in the trash too. In the past, we could sort the wheat and the chaff in the trash, … Continue reading Comments on the Blog
From my colleague, S.I. Strong: The Journal of Dispute Resolution has just issued an expedited call for papers relating to a “virtual symposium” that will be published in its next issue. One of the contributors has dropped out at the very last minute, leaving one slot open for a paper in the 10-15 page range (though slightly longer … Continue reading Call for Short, Quick Article on Dispute Resolution and Political Polarization
Today’s edition features Bob Dauber’s (Arizona State) assessment of the negotiation course he taught this summer and plans for his evidence course this fall. Evidence Course Bob wrote, “I recently started teaching evidence in the fall semester. I usually have over 90 students in that class, and I offer them an extra credit assignment: to … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessments & Assignments: Part 2
The Stone Soup Project is not only about developing and sharing knowledge about actual dispute resolution practice, but also sharing knowledge about Stone Soup pedagogical techniques. In that spirit, we have asked faculty using Stone Soup assignments and activities to share assessments of their experiences as well as plans for the future. This is the … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessments & Assignments: Part 1
Today is the day that registration opens for the 11th Annual AALS ADR Section WIP Conference to be held at Arizona State on Oct. 20th and 21st, with an opening dinner reception on Thurs. Oct. 19th. Not only does registration open today, but today also marks the first day applications for the travel grants for … Continue reading 11th Annual AALS ADR Section Works-in-Progress Conference – Registration Open !!
The fall semester will start soon and you may be working on your plans. So here’s a reminder of all the fabulous resources that GFOIs Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo have compiled from their annual resource share at the ABA conference. Here are a few readings you might want to include in your courses. Happy … Continue reading Teaching Resources