As I posted earlier, last Friday Oregon hosted a symposium on implicit bias. Our keynote speaker was Michael Z. Green (Texas A&M), who spoke on “Civility and Mediation as Workplace Responses to Conscious Disregard of Racially-Biased Behaviors.” Like this title, Michael’s talk was provocative, stuffed with information, and at once idealistic and critical. You can … Continue reading Green on Race and ADR
For the past four years at the ABA Conference, the “What I’m Reading” panel has given us an opportunity to talk about what inspires ADR scholars and practitioners. Last week, we had a wonderful panel and several people asked if I would post the reading list from the session. Here it is: Michael Colatrella (Pacific … Continue reading What I’m Reading
This Friday, April 15, the University of Oregon’s ADR Center and Division of Equity and Inclusion will be co-hosting a symposium called: Out of the Shadows: Implicit Bias, Institutional Responses (link here). The symposium will include basic and advanced implicit bias trainings as well as sessions on effective interventions for the self and for institutions. … Continue reading Oregon Symposium on Implicit Bias: UPDATED 4/14
Donna Shestowsky (UC Davis) has published “How Litigants Evaluate the Characteristics of Legal Procedures: A Multi-Court Empirical Study” in the UC Davis Law Review, available on SSRN. The abstract: This Article presents findings from the first multi-court field study examining how civil litigants evaluate the characteristics of legal procedures shortly after their cases are filed … Continue reading Shestowsky on How Litigants Evaluate Procedures
Jonathan Cohen (Florida) has published “Open-Minded Listening” in the Charlotte Law Review. Jonathan’s article explores what it means to listen with an open mind and how we (as lawyers, mediators, or judges) might cultivate open-minded listening in our practices. Abstract here. Read on for two micro-analyses or “quick takes” on Jonathan’s article, in which two … Continue reading Two Quick Takes on Cohen: Open-Minded Listening
Just heard that Kristen Blankley got tenure at University of Nebraska. Congratulations, Kristen and Nebraska!
Yesterday we were fortunate to have Carol Izumi (Hastings) visit the University of Oregon to talk about implicit bias and debiasing techniques. Carol spoke to a packed room and we were joined via livestream by the University of Missouri. Carol was energetic and funny, connecting with the students not only through her impressive command of … Continue reading Carol Izumi Talks About Debiasing
This semester, I am serving as the University of Oregon’s interim ombudsperson while we search for a permanent ombuds. Yesterday the position was posted, and I am including the ad below. So you know, I am not intending to apply for this job myself — it’s full time and I wouldn’t want to stop being … Continue reading Oregon Seeking Ombudsperson