From FOTB Jean Sternlight posted today on the ACSblog: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) just issued a new rule prohibiting financial service providers from using forced arbitration to prevent their customers from suing the company in class actions. While many of us believe this rule is a “great win for consumers,” others are trying … Continue reading CFPB–A Poster Child for Regulation
For my ethics class, I have students works through the applicable rules by creating advertisements for their law firms. As a little break from finals (and grading them), here are the top ones in various formats–worth watching them all! For cutest actors and great point on collaborative divorce: For best take off on Breaking Bad … Continue reading Law Firms Ads and Other Fun
Speaker Moty Cristal is always one of the student favorites and, frankly, I never know what he is going to do. Last time, he led us in an exercise learning about coalitions. This time, Moty focused on the lessons from his upcoming book chapter in the Negotiator’s Desk Reference regarding negotiation in low-to-no trust environments. … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–Trust is Optional–Last Blog of the Trip!
Another new meeting this year was with Oshra Friedman of Tebeka legal services, an organization that provides specialized legal services for the Ethiopian immigrants to Israel. As we learned on our last trip, Israel has welcomed thousands of immigrants from Ethiopia of Jewish heritage and assimilation into the modern society of Israel can be very challenging. As we also saw … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–Race and Diversity
One other new visit this year was with Dr. Ofer Merin, a commander of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) Medical Field Unit and emergency room doctor at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. As student Margo Clark notes, his roles often require both flexibility and understand beyond our immediate biases. Dr. Ofer Merin is the Chief of … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–Treating Terrorists and Other Medical Challenges
This year we were able to meet with two different former Israeli Supreme Court Justices–at the beginning and at the end of the trip–which provided great bookends to our week of learning. Student Celeste Borjas reflects on the visit to the Supreme Court… On our last day in Jerusalem we were able to tour the … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–The Israeli Supreme Court
As we did the last trip, we visited with Lydia Aisenberg at Givat Haviva to understand the peacebuilding work that the kibbutz did. (More about that here.) And we also walked into the town of Barta’a–divided once by the green line in 1949 and again with the security fence a few years ago. Student Lauren … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–The Divided Town of Barta’a
This trip we added a few new places and this was one of them. As student Jessica Lothman reflects, this particular bridge was filled with history, symbolism, and hope. Bridging Time and Space: The Gravity of Old Gesher Einstein put forth his theory of relativity in 1915 having determined that massive objects cause a distortion … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–Old Gesher (the Crossing into Jordan)