All posts by John Lande

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, new and old. As I did last year, I am listing some sessions that particularly intrigue me.  The following reflects my idiosyncratic tastes and it would … Continue reading ABA Conference Sessions You Might Consider

White House Mediation

The Washington Post ran an interesting article about conflicts within the White House, including the following passage about President Trump’s son-in-law and influential advisor, Jared Kushner: “Sometimes when staffers feud, Kushner summons them to his office, a few doors down from the president’s, where the 36-year-old adviser sits them on the couch and mediates as … Continue reading White House Mediation

Snappy Talks from the Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference

Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL) held its fifth annual conference and started with a series of snappy six-minute presentations about various topics in legal education including: ● alumni focus groups and pathway competencies ● Thurgood Marshall Law School’s resource site ● assessing professional identity formation ● building a community of legal professionals ● whether law schools … Continue reading Snappy Talks from the Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference

Young OGEMID Virtual Symposium: Alt-Facts and the Post-Truth Society Through an Arbitral Lens

From my colleague, S.I. Strong: Young OGEMID will be hosting its next “virtual symposium” as of March 20, and you may want to sign up (if you are untenured) or pass the information along to your students.  This one is interdisciplinary in nature and should be quite interesting.  More information shows below on the topic … Continue reading Young OGEMID Virtual Symposium: Alt-Facts and the Post-Truth Society Through an Arbitral Lens

Legal Educators’ Resource Share

From FFOIs Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo: Dear Colleagues, The Annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference is a little over a month away and we are again collecting information for the annual Legal Educators’ Resource Share.   We’re not certain, but we think this might be the 5th year for this event. This year’s … Continue reading Legal Educators’ Resource Share

Touching Story of Relationship of Constructive Engagement in Conflict

I think that one of our main missions in the DR field is to promote constructive engagement in conflict.  We know that conflict is inevitable and it can be constructive and/or destructive.  Often, when people are in conflict, it is very destructive and everyone just wants to end the conflict as quickly as possible while … Continue reading Touching Story of Relationship of Constructive Engagement in Conflict

Drop Everything and Read Noam’s Masterpiece Right Now

I generally prefer not to tell people what to do.  So perhaps I should reframe the title of this post to “If You Don’t Read Noam’s Masterpiece Right This Minute, You Will Hate Yourself Forever.” I refer to Noam Ebner’s forthcoming article, Negotiation is Changing, which is part of the Tower of Babel symposium.  He … Continue reading Drop Everything and Read Noam’s Masterpiece Right Now

Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding

Earlier, I posted drafts of the articles from the Missouri’s Tower of Babel symposium last fall.  My introductory essay synthesizes insights from the symposium. The following is the conclusion from that essay, without footnotes. Our current negotiation theory needs improvement.  As we develop better negotiation theory, we should start by appreciating the valuable work that … Continue reading Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding