Michael Buenger’s Great Keynote Address at the ABA Court ADR Conference

I liked virtually all of the sessions I attended at this year’s ABA conference and I especially appreciated the Court ADR Conference keynote address, delivered by Michael Buenger, the executive vice-president and chief operating officer of the National Center for State Courts. He kindly agreed to let me post his provocative, wide-ranging talk, which I … Continue reading Michael Buenger’s Great Keynote Address at the ABA Court ADR Conference

Israel Reflections–Final Thoughts…Leave with More Questions

Most of this blog post is from my colleagues Alex Lemann and Rebecca Blemberg who joined Natalie Fleury (our fabulous DR program coordinator) and me on the trip.  It was such a delight to have them with us on this great and educational adventure.  And, as they note, we are all likely returning with more … Continue reading Israel Reflections–Final Thoughts…Leave with More Questions

Pace’s securities arbitration clinic students go to the SEC

Because most disputes between individual investors and their brokerage firms are arbitrated through FINRA’s Dispute Resolution forum, many legal issues impacting retail investors do not make their way through the courts but instead end up being resolved in a private forum with little transparency (i.e., awards are published but usually contain no reasons or explanations). … Continue reading Pace’s securities arbitration clinic students go to the SEC

Mark Your Calendars: ABA Conference Next Year April 22-25 in New Orleans

I just came back from the ABA conference, which I thought was great.  Unfortunately, the weather prevented some people from getting there on time or at all. Next year, it will be April 22-25 at the Sheraton in New Orleans. I predict that there will not be more than five inches of snow nor a … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars: ABA Conference Next Year April 22-25 in New Orleans

Israel Reflections 2019–Immigration, Racism & Refugees

On our first full morning in Tel Aviv, we turned to some (other) hard issues facing different parts of the population in Israel.  Our first speaker was Mazal Bisawer, a PhD candidate and student leader at Tel Aviv University.  Mazal spoke to us about the Ethiopian population in Israel—a minority within a minority—most of whom … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Immigration, Racism & Refugees

College Admissions Cases and Hard Bargaining

Prosecutors regularly threaten to add charges if defendants do not accept plea deals. This threat can be serious and can result in substantially more prison time. It seems the rich and privileged defendants in the College Admissions Scandal cases are experiencing this first hand. On Monday, a number of defendants, including Felicity Huffman, agreed to … Continue reading College Admissions Cases and Hard Bargaining