Kelly Browe Olson and Alyson Carrel, the Spring Conference Standing Committee Co-Chairs of the ABA DR Conference here in San Francisco, are truly dedicated to the success of the event. Here they are at the Thursday reception. Not only do they match, they are wearing the color scheme of the commemorative tote. Bonus photo! Whose … Continue reading This Is Dedication
From student J.J. Moore, here is a reflection on how the story that is told depends on the storyteller. I have always loved ruins. Ruins tell a story and bring an appreciation of the past. However, a forgotten aspect of ruins is the stories that surround them. The combination of beauty and history converge at … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–The Truth (?) of Masada
FOI Hiro Aragaki (Loyola-LA) provides his thoughts on last week’s United Airlines debacle. In the past week the Internet went ablaze with news reports of United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao’s merciless ejection from a Louisville-bound flight. Members of the AALS Contracts list serve picked the incident apart from multiple perspectives—breach of contract (by whom?), … Continue reading Aragaki – The Dao of Friendly Skies
Many readers of this blog have no doubt already seen the email that my dear colleague, Michael Green, sent out on the DR Listserve. But, I didn’t want to miss an opportunity to share our good news (and good fortune): Dear Listmates, With great pride and appreciation, I write to announce that Nancy Welsh, Professor … Continue reading Nancy Welsh to Join Texas A&M!
I am going to start posting the student reflections from the trip on a regular basis for the next couple weeks–hope you enjoy! For the start of our Israel trip this year, we first stopped for an overlook of Jerusalem. Here our tour guide, Asaf, gave us a very brief history of Israel—6,000 years in 6 … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–Day One–or Should a Bartender be the next Mediator for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?
Moritz’s Divided Community Project released its new report, Divided Communities and Social Media: Strategies for Community Leaders, at the 2017 Government and Social Media Conference earlier this week. [Full disclosure: I am now part of the Project’s steering committee]. A short article about the Project’s presentation at the Government and Social Media Conference is available … Continue reading Divided Community Project Releases Social Media Report
I had the delightful pleasure of traveling with our Marquette Law students over this past spring break to Israel again and I will be posting their reflections as I have time (!) But to start us out, I am sharing the blog post from my colleague Vada Lindsey who teaches property and tax law. Her … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017
TPKATVT is back. It actually hadn’t gone away, though I hadn’t seen signs of it for a while. TPKATVT, aka The Phenomenon Known as the Vanishing Trial, got started by a 2004 report written by Professor Marc Galanter, The Vanishing Trial: An Examination of Trials and Related Matters in Federal and State Courts. Each year … Continue reading TPKATVT