Everything I Know About Dispute Resolution is Wrong – Especially What You Say About It

I think that it is accurate to say that at the ABA DR Section Conference we had a lively session entitled, “Everything You Know About Dispute Resolution is Wrong – Can You Handle the Truth?” (At least it was lively for those who were able to squeeze into the room and not for the people … Continue reading Everything I Know About Dispute Resolution is Wrong – Especially What You Say About It

Whisper “Here’s my contact information; don’t accept anything until we’ve talked.”

In this morning’s Chronicle of Higher Education, an article entitled “Time to Change the Rules of Negotiation,” focusing on entry-level employment negotiations, what’s negotiable, what’s reasonable, and what’s not.  The most provocative passage is: In my ideal world, hiring officials would begin showing their hand so that candidates could craft the best possible deal. But until that happens, we … Continue reading Whisper “Here’s my contact information; don’t accept anything until we’ve talked.”

Charlie Pillsbury on Paul as a Conflict Resolution Specialist

A second story courtesy of Charlie Pillsbury at Quinnipiac: There’s a wonderful ADR story in Paul’s first letter to the newly established Christian church in Corinth.  These Corinthian Christians were in conflict with each other over almost everything:  over whom to believe – Paul or Apollos, over sexual relations, circumcision, marriage, food, hair styles, veils, … Continue reading Charlie Pillsbury on Paul as a Conflict Resolution Specialist

Israel Reflections 2015–Putting the Lessons into Action

Before posting our last (and fabulous) blog post from the trip, I just want to say that it has been a real delight to share all of these reflections from my terrific students with our blogging community.  Looking forward already to the next trip in 2017! Student James Bowers does a beautiful job here outlining how learning … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Putting the Lessons into Action

Reflections from ABA DR Conference in Seattle – day one, two and three

What a wonderful conference! After three days in Seattle, I am energized with new ideas for teaching, new topics for research (yes, some sparked by anger) and new ways to improve my own practice as an arbitrator. I was humbled by the multiple shout-outs at the FINRA/ Securities DR panel, inspired by Jean Sternlight’s speech … Continue reading Reflections from ABA DR Conference in Seattle – day one, two and three