An announcement to pass along (and push) to our students: We are excited to announce the annual Student Writing Competition in Dispute Resolution organized by the Association for Conflict Resolution for Greater New York (ACR-GNY) and generously sponsored by the JAMS Foundation. This is a nationwide writing contest for Undergraduate students, Graduate students and Law students. The three first-prize winners (one for … Continue reading ACR Writing Competition
Welcome (back) to our new look at Indisputably.org. On behalf of all of us, I want to wish you a Happy New Year and start of the spring semester. We are redesigning our blog with the new year and looking forward to your feedback and participation. We launched this blog in September, 2007 with the … Continue reading Our New Look At Indisputably
I wanted to share another favorite end-of-semester teaching tool as we are winding down the semester. Last year I wrote about negotiation recipes for success (post here) and shared examples of a negotiation cookbook from other teachers. So I wanted to share some of my favorite examples from students as examples of how well this works … Continue reading End of Semester Teaching Tools
We have started the last week of classes in ADR this week and usually, at this time in the semester, I turn to the overarching subject of how to counsel clients when choosing among different dispute resolution processes. I divide the class into small groups and ask them to pick a situation of mass harm–Katrina, … Continue reading Talking about Ferguson
Under the heading of hard bargaining tactics gone bad (and bad lawyer advice), we can now add this story. When a group of eight faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan decided to stop working in order to protest their newly hired dean and president, Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle, all purgatory broke loose. Under … Continue reading Peace Be With You…And With You?
With no one to edit my language here :-), let’s call a spade a spade. My thanks to John and Art for starting a really interesting conversation about puffery. Teaching both ethics and negotiation, the crossroads of “puffing” in negotiation is something that I get to talk about twice. And it drives me crazy. It’s … Continue reading Puffing Sucks
In class earlier this week, we rebooted the idea of the prisoner’s dilemma as previously portrayed on The Bachelor Pad (discussed on the Freakonomics Blog and four years ago on this site). This time, the conversation revolved around a British game show called Golden Balls that was very popular several years ago. I can only … Continue reading Prisoner’s Dilemma Game Show