A financially struggling middle-class family receives a briefcase with $100K and must make a decision: keep the money; share the money with another struggling family; or give all the money away to that other struggling family. Before making this decision, they have an opportunity to learn more about the other struggling family. They have 72 … Continue reading New show: The Briefcase
From Inside Higher Ed, the story here of UT Austin’s new president negotiating for less compensation than he was offered. After being offered $1M plus perks for the post, “Fenves negotiated the offer down to $750,000 a year, plus $50,000 in deferred pay. He also asked for a smaller potential bonus, down from 12 percent … Continue reading Negotiating for less
Let me announce two more newly tenured colleagues: Cynthia Alkon and Noam Ebner! I am so grateful to have them as my friends and cohort — I am so grateful to work in this incredible, supportive community.
I caught up with Rich Birke at the ABA conference last week. He told me that he has resigned his professorship at Willamette to become the Executive Director of the JAMS Institute, effective fall of this year. It’s very exciting because Rich has a lot of innovative ideas around training and technology that are a … Continue reading Richard Birke to JAMS
From the New York Times, a remarkable short video here about an Iranian woman who was doused with acid by a rejected suitor and then won the right to blind him as he blinded her. I can’t put into words how this video made me feel (at least, not right at this moment). FYI, to … Continue reading Eye for an eye
Apology letter to the Shreveport Times here. I would love to hear more about what Cynthia and my other criminal law / apology scholars think about this development. Are we seeing more evidence in the mainstream media that the public might be open to talking more frankly about such travesties of justice and the need … Continue reading Former DA admits he was wrong
From the publisher of Transnational Dispute Management: The Wilson Center will host a panel to examine practical suggestions for reform of the current system of resolving international investment treaty disputes. The increase in cases against States and their challenge to public policy measures has generated a strong debate, usually framed by complaints about a perceived … Continue reading Upcoming conference on investor-state dispute settlement system design
From FOI Stacie Strong: I realize that most of us are busy finishing up with exams and taking some well-deserved time off, but I would like to circulate information regarding an opportunity to attend the upcoming UNCITRAL Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation) meeting in February as an observer, in case it might be of … Continue reading Opportunity to observe UNCITRAL Working Group II