All posts by Michael Moffitt

AI and Predicting Settlement

The National Law Journal reported yesterday on SettlementAnalytics and their predictive algorithms. “The world’s first quantitative legal measurement to indicate the likelihood of a lawsuit proceeding all the way to trial and adjudication” according to the company. I am profoundly skeptical. Or perhaps more accurately, I can easily imagine distortions (or worse) masquerading as mathematical … Continue reading AI and Predicting Settlement

California Law Revision Commission on Mediation Confidentiality

The California Law Revision Commission has issued a tentative recommendation regarding mediation confidentiality, with a particular focus on the circumstance in which there is alleged misconduct during the course of a mediation (and evidence from the mediation is sought in a subsequent suit).  [http://www.clrc.ca.gov/K402.html] At 158 pages, the report is thorough, and in many places, … Continue reading California Law Revision Commission on Mediation Confidentiality

Congratulations to Newly Tenured Faculty

With great delight and without the least surprise, word came earlier this week that both Liz Tippett and Erik Girvan have received tenure at the University of Oregon School of Law. Soon-to-be Associate Professor Liz Tippett is a Negotiation scholar, among other things, and she is co-faculty director of Oregon’s Conflict and Dispute Resolution Master’s … Continue reading Congratulations to Newly Tenured Faculty