This weekend, Saturday Night Live delivered a rare apology. Hat tip to Friend of Indisputably, Kelly Browe Olson! Watch
From my dear colleague and FOI, Professor Nancy Welsh, Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at Texas A&M: Texas A&M Law’s Dispute Resolution Program is very pleased to invite you to our annual symposium: Shining a Light on Dispute Resolution: Transparency, Metrics and Empirical Research. It will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018, with … Continue reading Shining a Light on Dispute Resolution: Transparency, Metrics and Empirical Research
President Trump said this in response to the plea bargain of his former lawyer, Michael Cohen. However, Michael Cohen did not, in fact, “flip.” Cohen’s plea deal is not conditioned on him giving any evidence in a future or concurrent prosecution. Michael Cohen did plead guilty in federal court to eight counts including tax fraud, … Continue reading “It’s called ‘flipping’ and it almost ought to be illegal”
The following is from my dear colleague, Michael Green: As a member of the faculty appointments committee at Texas A&M School of Law identified to serve as a main point of contact in the particular area of dispute resolution, I am happy to report that we have a potential opening this year as part of … Continue reading Texas A&M is hiring (yes, really!)
John Oliver recently devoted time on Last Week Tonight to looking at US prosecutors. Oliver discussed plea bargaining, the pressure put on defendants to accept plea deals, and prosecutorial hard bargaining tactics. There is nothing new here, but it is a nicely done piece (especially if you don’t mind the F-word being used liberally). If … Continue reading Prosecutors, power, and humor…
The following notice about our upcoming conference at Texas A&M is from my wonderful colleague, and FOI, Nancy Welsh: Dear Colleagues, On Friday, April 13, 2018, Texas A&M University School of Law will hold a conference entitled Natural Disasters, Stakeholder Engagement and Dispute Resolution. The conference will address how dispute resolution and collaborative processes can … Continue reading Natural Disasters, Stakeholder Engagement and Dispute Resolution
I am posting this from my wonderful colleague at Texas A&M, and friend of Indisputably, Michael Green: I thought readers of Indisputably might be interested to know about a thoughtful and thought-provoking symposium issue published at the end of 2017 by the SMU Law Review starting with Richard Delgado revisiting his landmark 1985 article on … Continue reading ADR and Prejudice
During our last day in Israel we visited the Israeli Supreme Court. The building was built in 1992, and, as with all national institutions in Israel, it is located in West Jerusalem. The building was intended to combine both old and new and indoors and outdoors. This means there is Jerusalem stone throughout the building, … Continue reading DR Faculty Seminar in Israel–The Israeli Supreme Court
This afternoon we visited the Israeli Museum and had the pleasure of meeting with Yitzhak Rabin’s daughter, Dalia Rabin. The Museum is intentionally “not a mausoleum” but the living history both of Yitzhak Rabin and of Israel. The decision to tell both stories at once was brilliant as it left me with both a stronger … Continue reading DR Law Faculty Seminar in Israel: “Peace you make with your enemies”
We are looking for a new Dean. Please see the job announcement: Texas A&M University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Texas A&M University School of Law. The desired appointment date is July 1, 2018. Texas A&M University is a tier‐one research institution and American Association of Universities member. As … Continue reading Texas A&M Law is Looking for a New Dean!
I am at the end of a two week trip to Cambodia. I was co-leading a trip for our students to study rule of law development in a post-conflict country. One of the amazing experiences we had was spending three days with the Arbitration Council of Cambodia learning about labor arbitration in the country. Photos … Continue reading It is a small world…
Many readers of this blog have no doubt already seen the email that my dear colleague, Michael Green, sent out on the DR Listserve. But, I didn’t want to miss an opportunity to share our good news (and good fortune): Dear Listmates, With great pride and appreciation, I write to announce that Nancy Welsh, Professor … Continue reading Nancy Welsh to Join Texas A&M!