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Stone Soup Assessment: Stacey-Rae Simcox’s Trusts & Estates Course

Stacey-Rae Simcox, who is director of Stetson’s Veteran’s Advocacy Clinic, used a Stone Soup assignment in her Trusts & Estates course.  This is a great illustration of how faculty can use Stone Soup in almost any law school course, not just traditional ADR courses. As an extra-credit assignment, 45 out of 67 students conducted interviews … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessment: Stacey-Rae Simcox’s Trusts & Estates Course

Stone Soup:  A Thousand Great Chefs

In June, Rafael Gely and I, the co-directors of the Stone Soup Project, decided to shift our approach from our original plan of a centralized database to a decentralized set of experimental efforts to produce knowledge about actual practice – aka letting a thousand chefs cook. I recently talked with many of the faculty who have … Continue reading Stone Soup:  A Thousand Great Chefs

Stone Soup:  Takeaways From New Hampshire Mediation Training

Recently, Susan Yates and I conducted mediation trainings on behalf of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Office of Mediation and Arbitration, and the University of New Hampshire, School of Law. As part of the trainings, we collected survey data and focus-group-like comments from the … Continue reading Stone Soup:  Takeaways From New Hampshire Mediation Training

Stone Soup:  Model for Gathering Data at Continuing Education Programs

Recently, Susan Yates and I conducted mediation trainings on behalf of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Office of Mediation and Arbitration, and the University of New Hampshire, School of Law. As part of the trainings, we collected survey data and focus-group-like comments from the … Continue reading Stone Soup:  Model for Gathering Data at Continuing Education Programs

Stone Soup Assessment: Peter Phillips’s Negotiation Course

Peter Phillips, the director of New York Law School’s ADR Skills Program, used Stone Soup in his negotiation course this semester. In his assessment, he wrote that the interview assignment was an excellent fit for his course, which helped students see in practice the theory they learned in class.  He told me that students enjoyed … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessment: Peter Phillips’s Negotiation Course

Stone Soup:  Planting Seeds for Next Year

This post is to let people know about upcoming plans for the Stone Soup Project.  Faculty have been using Stone Soup in their courses this semester and generally have had very positive experiences.  I will start posting people’s brief assessments of their experiences to help colleagues plan Stone Soup for your courses next semester. This … Continue reading Stone Soup:  Planting Seeds for Next Year