Challenges in Motivating Law Students to Learn

I write occasionally for the Best Practices in Legal Education blog and I recently posted the following: This post riffs on this post, which describes benefits of formative assessments and suggests some ways to do them.  It cites research showing that rewards aren’t sufficient motivation for students to learn and argues that using good formative … Continue reading Challenges in Motivating Law Students to Learn

Consumer Redress: A Changing Tide?

The ABA recently published The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection by my colleague, Amy Schmitz, and ODR guru, Colin Rule. The Global Pound Conference Blog just published a summary of a chapter in their book.  The post outlines a history of challenges in resolving consumer disputes, describes the next … Continue reading Consumer Redress: A Changing Tide?

How Mediation Works — a New Book By Leaders in the ADR Field

I just had the opportunity to read the newly published, How Mediation Works, written by some of the leaders in our field: Stephen B. Goldberg, Jeanne M. Brett, and Beatrice Blohorn-Brenneur. My colleague Nancy H. Rogers also contributes a chapter. The book is a compact 106 pages but provides both a terrific introduction to mediation … Continue reading How Mediation Works — a New Book By Leaders in the ADR Field

AALS Works-in-Progress Conference – update

This is a quick update on the upcoming AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Works-in-Progress Conference that will be taking place at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University on October 20th and 21st.  And don’t forget that the festivities begin on Thursday the 19th with a dinner for conference attendees Conference … Continue reading AALS Works-in-Progress Conference – update

Ware and Levinson on Arbitration Law

From Rick Bales at Workplace Prof Blog, http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/#, comes an announcement about Steve Ware and Ariana Levinson’s new book. Let me add my congratulations, too: “Congratulations to Steve Ware (Kansas) and Ariana Levinson (Louisville) on the publication of their new book Principles of Arbitration Law (Concise Hornbook Series, available July 2017). Here’s the publisher’s description: … Continue reading Ware and Levinson on Arbitration Law

Creating Knowledge Together – Part 3:  Using A “Focus Group Class” in Any Course

In Part 2, I described how my interest in improving dispute resolution theory led to the development of the Stone Soup Project.  This part describes how my interest in improving legal education relates to this project.  It suggests ways that faculty can be creative in incorporating more of the real world into their teaching, particularly … Continue reading Creating Knowledge Together – Part 3:  Using A “Focus Group Class” in Any Course

Justice Department No Longer Supporting NLRB in Murphy Oil Arbitration Case

From the BNA Daily Labor Report: “Justice Department Switches Sides in High Court Arbitration Fight The Trump administration today switched sides in a U.S. Supreme Court battle over employment agreements that restrict employees from participating in class and collective lawsuits. The Justice Department is now rejecting the position of the National Labor Relations Board and … Continue reading Justice Department No Longer Supporting NLRB in Murphy Oil Arbitration Case