. . . the University of La Verne College of Law. The 9th Circuit’s Fall ADR newsletter states: In a letter informing the law school of the award, Chief District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez of the Western District of Washington, who chairs the Ninth Circuit ADR Committee, praised the faculty for “developing a curriculum that … Continue reading The 9th Circuit’s ADR in Education Award Goes to . . . . .
You may or may not know that Donald Trump’s lawyers sent a letter to the NYTimes requesting them to issue an “immediate retraction and apology” for the article Two Women Say Donald Trump Touched Them Inappropriately. The Times’ response, from its lawyer David E. McCraw, is here. In closing the letter states: If [Mr. Trump] … Continue reading Trump v. New York Times: A Settlement in the Offing?
Randy Lowry is the President of Lipscomb University, but better known in these parts as the founder of the Straus Institute at Pepperdine. Here’s a link to an interview he did on mediate.com with longtime mediator Robert Benjamin as a part of Mediate.com’s “The Mediators: Views from the Eye of the Storm” series. Enjoy.
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is hosting the ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s 14th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute on October 6 and 7 in our swanky new building in downtown Phoenix. Registration for the event is ongoing, and several LawProfs are a part of the proceedings: Ava … Continue reading 14th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute
Michael Sant’Amrogio (Michigan State) and Adam Zimmerman (Loyola LA) recently posted their piece Inside the Agency Class Action, 126 Yale L. J. (forthcoming 2017), which focuses on the aggregate litigation and settlement techniques in agency adjudication. The piece is still a work in progress, and they welcome your comments. The abstract is below. Federal agencies … Continue reading Sant’Ambrogio and Zimmerman: Inside the Agency Class Action
With most schools starting last week or this week, it is time to take note of significant moves and other personnel events. While I try to keep track of things as they’re announced, I may not have captured everything. If you have information that should be on this list, please send me an email so … Continue reading Comings and Goings 2016-17 edition
U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim was recently interviewed in the Recorder (the legal newspaper in the Bay Area) about various aspects of being a Magistrate Judge, including hosting judicial settlement conferences. I’ve been spending some time thinking about the real differences between judicial settlement conferences and mediations (most in the Phoenix legal community call them … Continue reading U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim (N.D. Cal.) talks about settlement conferences
In the wake of the acquittals of several police officers charged in the death of Freddy Gray in Baltimore, Vann R. Newkirk II has a piece in the Atlantic suggesting restorative justice instead of using the criminal or civil trial processes (link here). It’s an interesting read, with among other things a comparison of Baltimore’s … Continue reading Restorative Justice in the Atlantic