All posts by John Lande

Benefits of Reframing “Reparations”

Many Democratic candidates for president have addressed questions about whether the US should make “reparations” for slavery (and other social injustices).  Unfortunately, that term is confusing and scary for some people (including some of the candidates) who conceive of it simply as making cash payments to certain individuals. In fact, the proponents are suggesting something … Continue reading Benefits of Reframing “Reparations”

Conversation with Nancy Rogers about the Past and Future of the ADR Field

Nancy Rogers, a great leader in our field, has made tremendous contributions to our community and she is one of the people I thanked for her contribution to my career.  I was fortunate to participate in a three-week summer institute that she and others organized at Ohio State in 1993.  With Nancy’s permission, I am … Continue reading Conversation with Nancy Rogers about the Past and Future of the ADR Field

Purdue Global Agrees to End Use of Mandatory Arbitration for Student Complaints

I received the following email from Bill V. Mullen, Professor of American Studies, Purdue University, Vice-president of Purdue AAUP: American Association of University Professors members in Indiana have won another victory to reclaim Purdue University for students, not corporate profit. After mounting pressure from an Indiana AAUP statewide campaign, the Kaplan-run Purdue University Global has … Continue reading Purdue Global Agrees to End Use of Mandatory Arbitration for Student Complaints

S.I. Strong Won Her Fourth CPR Award for Best Article of 2018

My colleague S.I. Strong received the Outstanding Professional Article Award for 2018 from the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) for her article, Truth in a Post-Truth Society: How Sticky Defaults, Status Quo Bias, and the Sovereign Prerogative Influence the Perceived Legitimacy of International Arbitration, 2018 Univ. of Ill. L. Rev. 533 (2018).  … Continue reading S.I. Strong Won Her Fourth CPR Award for Best Article of 2018

Be There or Be Square

Do you care about the future of ADR in legal education? If so, you will want to be at Peppedine on June 18-19 for Appreciating Our Legacy and Engaging the Future: An International Conference for Dispute ResolutionTeachers, Scholars, and Leaders. This landmark conference for full-time faculty and current adjunct instructors will bring together leading dispute … Continue reading Be There or Be Square

ABA Conference Sessions You Might Consider

I love the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution annual conferences. They always put on a wide array of wonderful sessions and it’s a great time to connect with friends, old and new. In what has become an annual tradition, I am listing some sessions in this year’s conference that particularly intrigue me.  This reflects my … Continue reading ABA Conference Sessions You Might Consider

More about Our Need for Truth and Reconciliation

Several new articles reflect what I think are good and bad approaches to dealing with historic injustices that I described in a recent post. For some reason, a 1971 Playboy interview of John Wayne just went viral.  In it, he said, “I believe in white supremacy,” and justified “our so-called stealing of our country” from … Continue reading More about Our Need for Truth and Reconciliation

Our Need for Truth, Reconciliation, and Justice

Donald Trump.  Anthony Weiner.  Ralph Northam.  Kevin McCarthy.  Justin Fairfax.  Steve King.  Antonin Scalia.  Brett Kavanaugh.  Roy Moore.  Al Franken.  James Watt.  Bill Clinton.  Ronald Reagan.  Richard Nixon.  George H.W. Bush.  Bernie Sanders.  Spiro Agnew.  Eric Schneiderman.  Ilhan Omar.  Eliot Spitzer.  Harry Reid.  Mike Huckabee.  Joe Biden.  George Allen.  Ben Carson.  Paul Ryan.  Jesse Jackson.  … Continue reading Our Need for Truth, Reconciliation, and Justice

Reading List About Our Racial History

As noted in this post about our need for truth, reconciliation, and justice about past injustices, Washington Post journalist James Hohmann compiled the following list of readings for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to learn about our racial history based on suggestions of preeminent historians.  This is a good reading list for all of us to … Continue reading Reading List About Our Racial History

Resources for Truth and Reconciliation

A companion post discusses a great need for truth, reconciliation, and justice about past injustices in our society.  This post identifies some organizations in our field that work to promote these goals and uses language from their websites to describe their activities.  If you know of any resources that should be added to this list, … Continue reading Resources for Truth and Reconciliation