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

Legal Stress

In a recent post, I described the intense stress that individual and organizational litigants often undergo as a result of litigation.  The legal system attracts and magnifies stressful conflicts, which affects everyone in its ambit.  In addition to litigants, this includes law students, lawyers, and legal academics. This post provides excerpts from my research summarizing … Continue reading Legal Stress

Association of American Law Schools Honors Alternative Dispute Resolution Section as “Section of the Year”

From AALS ADR Chair Ellen Deason… The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) has announced its selection of the ADR Section as its Section of the Year. It is the featured section in the most recent AALS newsletter. The award recognizes excellence in member support and activities that promote AALS core values such as facilitating … Continue reading Association of American Law Schools Honors Alternative Dispute Resolution Section as “Section of the Year”

Talking with angry relatives and friends over the holidays

The NY Times has an interactive piece to help us all have difficult conversations about politics over our  holiday tables.  Read Here The piece gives you multiple choice options of how to respond to your angry Uncle Bot in a political conversation. The first choice is choosing whether Uncle Bot is an angry liberal or … Continue reading Talking with angry relatives and friends over the holidays