AALS Best Section Award

Hi all–you have likely heard that the AALS awarded the DR section its best section of the year award last week. But, we now have photographic proof!    It is wonderful that the AALS has recognized us and our field.  Wishing us all the best for the new semester and the new year!

Josh Stulberg to Receive Outstanding Scholarly Work Award from Section on Dispute Resolution

In wonderful news, announced today, my colleague, Josh Stulberg, will receive the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work. Congratulations, Josh! The announcement is below: Joseph B. “Josh” Stulberg selected as 2019 Recipient of Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work Professor Joseph B. “Josh” Stulberg, the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute … Continue reading Josh Stulberg to Receive Outstanding Scholarly Work Award from Section on Dispute Resolution

Impressive Report on Worldwide Dispute System Needs and Design

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law recently released a report entitled, Understanding Justice Needs: The Elephant in the Courtroom. The Institute describes the report as follows: “For the first time, we quantify and pinpoint the yearly need for fair solutions. In this report, we estimate that each year, 1 billion people face a new … Continue reading Impressive Report on Worldwide Dispute System Needs and Design

Case Study of Negotiations with Honey and Vinegar, Carrots and Sticks

Last week, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi completed an impressive campaign of negotiations to be elected speaker of the House of Representatives. This post provides an account of this campaign, synthesized from news accounts listed at the end. One of the articles described Ms. Pelosi’s approach as being like honey, compared with President Trump’s vinegar strategy.  … Continue reading Case Study of Negotiations with Honey and Vinegar, Carrots and Sticks

West coast dispute resolution conversation: Dec. 7 & 8, 2018

From FOIs Jean Sternlight and Lydia Nussbaum of UNLV: The first West Coast Dispute Resolution Conversation was held in Las Vegas on December 7 & 8, 2018 at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law and the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution. The inspiration for the Conversation grew out of the 2018 ABA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Conference … Continue reading West coast dispute resolution conversation: Dec. 7 & 8, 2018

Designing a Fair Dispute System for Title IX Cases

Universities generally ignored serious allegations of sexual assault until very recently.  Did the Obama Administration policy go too far to correct this problem? That’s the view of Prof. Lara Bazelon, director of the criminal juvenile justice and the racial justice clinics at the University of San Francisco School of Law, who wrote a NYT op-ed, … Continue reading Designing a Fair Dispute System for Title IX Cases

CRQ Call for Submissions: Peacebuilding in Divided Societies at Home and Abroad

From Susan Raines, editor-in-chief of the Conflict Resolution Quarterly: Conflict Resolution Quarterly (CRQ) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal indexed with EBSCOhost that has been in publication since the early 1980’s.  CRQ publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict management and dispute resolution field to promote more effective professional applications.  Conflict … Continue reading CRQ Call for Submissions: Peacebuilding in Divided Societies at Home and Abroad