Hi all–you have likely heard that the AALS awarded the DR section its best section of the year award last week. But, we now have photographic proof! It is wonderful that the AALS has recognized us and our field. Wishing us all the best for the new semester and the new year!
Many of us over the years have worried not only about the process and fairness of mandatory arbitration, but also exactly who is doing the arbitrating. Apparently, this is a shared concern. In a filing in a New York state court, Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) argues that the lack of diversity of arbitrators available to him … Continue reading Jay-Z to the Rescue?
I thought that teaching the Kavanaugh hearings in a careful and respectful manner a few weeks ago would be the biggest teaching challenge of the semester. I was wrong. This weekend, as you have all no doubt heard, a gunman with a history of anti-Semitic rants and far too many legally acquired guns in his possession, … Continue reading Heartbroken in Pittsburgh
I am delighted to post IACM’s call for papers here. This annual conference from the International Association of Conflict Management is a great opportunity to keep up to date on all sorts of interdisciplinary and empirical work from researchers in economics, psychology, business, and public planning. I highly recommend the conference–which is much fun–and this … Continue reading IACM Call for Papers
On Thursday, I decided not to teach my scheduled ethics class and, instead, put on the Kavanaugh hearings. During a break, we had about 30 minutes to talk as a class about the students’ impressions which ranged from he is lying to she is lying and everything in between (including the interruptions by the Judge, … Continue reading Teaching the Kavanaugh Hearings
Hosted by FOI Deborah Eisenberg and her great team at the University of Maryland School of Law, our annual works-in-progress conference will be October 4-6. Registration link is here. Come hear great papers, hang out with colleagues, get inspired for your own work, and start the academic year with a bang! Hope to see you … Continue reading Last Chance to Register for Works in Progress
In advance of the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, colleague Marty Latz published this column in Politico this week: Why Trump’s Aggressive Tactics Make Him a Less Effective Negotiator. Marty argues, after studying his entire career, that while Trump touts his negotiation skills and thinks that this meeting with Putin will be his easiest, he … Continue reading The President’s Negotiation Skills…
From our colleague Peter Coleman, Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia and the Director of Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, (more on him here), we have a request to help on some important empirical research. It sounds like a great project–I already filled out the survey and encourage you to do so … Continue reading Cross-Cultural Management Study
From my fabulous assistant Carrie, here is a lovely video from Disney Junior that I’ll be including when teaching about gender and what changes in society need to be made! For more on this, see Negotiating While Female…
I am happy to announce that Professor Ellen Waldman and her colleague Susan Bisom-Rapp , along with a terrific organizing committee, are co-organizing a conference at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, which will be held on Friday, February 9th. The 18th Annual Women and the Law Conference is titled “Her Place at the Bargaining Table: … Continue reading Women and the Law Conference Announcement
As the organizer of our trip to Israel, I am delighted to try to bring our threads together. I am really so pleased and grateful to all of our colleagues for their insightful reflections. As I have said before, seeing Israel through others’ eyes was an honor to witness. The camaraderie as we all learned together … Continue reading DR Faculty Seminar in Israel – Wrap Up
We’ve been back for a few days from Israel and today I woke up thinking about how the next generation of kids in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could ever be reconciled. We heard repeatedly how this conflict is identity based and how children on each side no longer have any exposure to the “other.” Observers of … Continue reading DR Faculty Seminar in Israel–Identity & Education