California Law Revision Commission on Mediation Confidentiality

The California Law Revision Commission has issued a tentative recommendation regarding mediation confidentiality, with a particular focus on the circumstance in which there is alleged misconduct during the course of a mediation (and evidence from the mediation is sought in a subsequent suit).  [http://www.clrc.ca.gov/K402.html] At 158 pages, the report is thorough, and in many places, … Continue reading California Law Revision Commission on Mediation Confidentiality

Message for Students Interested in ADR

After I attended the orientation on Friday for the LLM Program at my school, I sent an email to the students suggesting some resources that they might be interested in. It occurred to me that other faculty may want to send a similar message to your students.  I adapted the message, below, and you may … Continue reading Message for Students Interested in ADR

Second Circuit Reverses Judge Rakoff in Uber Arbitration Decision

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

Photo Album – SEALS Conference 2017

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

Call for Short, Quick Article on Dispute Resolution and Political Polarization

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

Stone Soup Assessments & Assignments: Part 2

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

Stone Soup Assessments & Assignments: Part 1

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