From student J.J. Moore, here is a reflection on how the story that is told depends on the storyteller. I have always loved ruins. Ruins tell a story and bring an appreciation of the past. However, a forgotten aspect of ruins is the stories that surround them. The combination of beauty and history converge at … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–The Truth (?) of Masada
I am going to start posting the student reflections from the trip on a regular basis for the next couple weeks–hope you enjoy! For the start of our Israel trip this year, we first stopped for an overlook of Jerusalem. Here our tour guide, Asaf, gave us a very brief history of Israel—6,000 years in 6 … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–Day One–or Should a Bartender be the next Mediator for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?
I had the delightful pleasure of traveling with our Marquette Law students over this past spring break to Israel again and I will be posting their reflections as I have time (!) But to start us out, I am sharing the blog post from my colleague Vada Lindsey who teaches property and tax law. Her … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017
As our blog readers know, I am receiving the ABA award for Outstanding Scholarly Work this year at the Section on Dispute Resolution annual meeting. I am truly honored and wanted to host a party to thank all of my co-authors, co-bloggers, readers of the blog, and readers of any articles or books–in other words, … Continue reading Let Me Toast You!
Delighted to post this commentary from FOI Nancy Welsh: I wonder whether anyone noticed the mention of mediation last week during oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case of Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark. The question in this case is whether the FAA preempts a state-law contract rule (here, Kentucky’s rule) that singles … Continue reading Mediation and the Supreme Court
From Charlie Pillsbury at Quinnipiac, a report from a fascinating conference. Thanks for sharing! The 16th Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates was held in Bogota, Colombia from February 2-4, 2017; the first time this summit had ever been held in Latin America. It brought together 27 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates (12 organizations, 15 individuals), … Continue reading The Colombian Peace Process: Lessons Learned
Hi all and Happy New Year! Very excited to start off the new year with my Ted talk which just got posted to you tube. Would love to hear comments and questions. Enjoy!
As we start to plan for next semester, here’s some great teaching tools about ombuds. From colleague and FOB Natalie Fleury, here is the latest information from the ABA Ombuds Task Force to help us in teaching about the role of the ombuds. Recognizing that the ombuds role has increasingly become an important means of dispute resolution, … Continue reading ABA DR Ombuds Law School Task Force