Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Church of the Holy Sepulchre

I am planning on interspersing blogs about our more academic visits with blogs about our wonderful sightseeing.  The student visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre turned out to be more amazing than expected, as our students were asked to participate in the mass! Student Lauren Maddente shared her reflections here: On the second morning of our … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Conflating Politics and Development in Investment Treaty Arbitration

I’m linking here to a wonderful blog post from FOB Susan Franck about her latest article on investment treaty arbitration (ITA).  Contrary to recent press about the evils of ITA for developing countries, she has found: The available data did not support notions that the average final ITA outcome was either in favor of investors or awarded … Continue reading Conflating Politics and Development in Investment Treaty Arbitration

Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Parent’s Circle

We have met with the Parent’s Circle each time we have gone to Israel for an amazing meeting,  and this time did not disappoint either.  My favorite part was how they ended–“Do not be Pro-Israel; Do Not be Pro-Palestine; Be Pro-Peace.” From student Jennifer Sosa: Prior to going to Israel, I never quite understood how much … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Parent’s Circle

ABA Standard 304(b) Update – Mediation Clinics Are on the Way Back

The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar released a memo on proposed revisions to the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools. As you may recall, the Standards were approved over the summer and defined law school clinics in a manner that meant that mediation clinics would no longer be considered … Continue reading ABA Standard 304(b) Update – Mediation Clinics Are on the Way Back