All posts by Michael Moffitt

Students Experimenting in the Field, or “The Pedagogical Value of a Can of Beans” (From David White)

I used to give my Negotiation students at Harvard a set of fieldwork experiments, assignments to go try out this or that concept in real life and report back.  In my mind, I had pedagogically sound reasons for doing so.  And for some years, it went either fine or great.  And then one year, it went disastrously, … Continue reading Students Experimenting in the Field, or “The Pedagogical Value of a Can of Beans” (From David White)

Negotiation Advice for Graduate Students’ First Jobs

This morning’s edition of “Inside Higher Education” (one of the two or three sites I read every morning) includes an article by a current PhD student entitled, “Basic Negotiation Advice for Grad Students.”  Available here. Pieces are consistent with the commonly understood “best practices” of our field, such as they are.  Prepare well.  Don’t just … Continue reading Negotiation Advice for Graduate Students’ First Jobs

Giving Thanks to (Facilitation) Students

From Bob Bordone and Rachel Viscomi (Harvard): November 25, 2014 This fall semester this year a notable one for both of us, for different reasons and motivated by different circumstances. Bob is preparing to take his first sabbatical after sixteen years of continuous teaching in both semesters; by contrast, Rachel embarked upon teaching her first … Continue reading Giving Thanks to (Facilitation) Students

A Requirement Without Consequence? Federal Circuit Mediator Conflict Disclosure Case

The Federal Circuit recently handed down its decision in the CEATS v. Continental case.  If I were teaching Mediation this year, I’d spend some real time on it. Quick summary (oversimplifying for purposes of clarity here): Mediator appointed to patent case.  Case didn’t wind up settling, and it proceeded to trial.  After jury verdict, losing … Continue reading A Requirement Without Consequence? Federal Circuit Mediator Conflict Disclosure Case