Adam Zimmerman (Loyola) and David Jaros (Baltimore) have a new piece forthcoming in the Wash. U. Law Review entitled Judging Aggregate Settlement. It explores the rise of mass settlements across civil, administrative, and criminal law and their impact on the role of the federal judiciary. Here’s the abstract: While courts historically have taken a hands-off … Continue reading Zimmerman & Jaros: Judging Aggregate Settlement
According to the caption on this photo: “Conflict Resolution: trying to save this rag of a shirt from the trash.” Hat tip – Awkward Family Photos
Apropos of our recent focus on arbitrators, a new article recently appreared on SSRN, Inside the Arbitrator’s Mind. The piece, authored by FOI Susan Franck (American), Anna van Aaken (Max Planck Institute), James Freda (United Nations), Chris Guthrie (Vanderbilt) and Jeffery Rachlinksi (Cornell) builds on Guthrie’s and Rachlinkski’s piece Inside the Judicial Mind (with Judge … Continue reading Inside the Arbitrator’s Mind
Lela Love, Donna Erez-Navot, and Robyn Weinstein (all Cardozo) and Vikki Rodgers (Pace) were kind enough to provide a recap of the recent Jed D. Melnick Annual Symposium entitled The Pound Conferences: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? hosted by the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. The Symposium opened … Continue reading The Pound Conferences: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
Last week Amy Schmitz (Missouri) sent out a message on this topic on the list serv and I asked if she could morph it into a blog post, which she has kindly done. On October 28, the Department of Education issued final regulations intended to protect student loan borrowers against school closures and fraud. To … Continue reading Schmitz on Student Loans, Arbitration, and Class Waivers
The law school formerly known as the South Texas School of Law changed its name over the summer to the Houston College of Law and was promptly sued by the University of Houston for trademark infringement. The University of Houston won a preliminary restraining order, and the Houston College of Law agreed to give up … Continue reading the School with no name, is now named; it’s a lot like the old name
As you may or may not know, the University of Houston School of Law sued the Houston College of Law, which changed its name from the South Texas School of Law over the summer, for trademark infringement. The Houston College of Law lost a TRO hearing on the matter, and has agreed to change it’s … Continue reading The Law School with No Name – for this week, at least
Many of us spend a lot of time thinking about and teaching our students about the fine art of listening. So this morning when I found out about a law blog devoted to listening, Listen Like a Lawyer, I had to check it out. Jennifer Murphy Romig (Emory) curates the blog and describes it as … Continue reading Listen Like a Lawyer