All posts by Michael Moffitt

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

Sunshine in Litigation Act reintroduced

From this morning’s National Law Journal: Federal lawmakers have renewed legislation that would require judges to consider the public’s interest before agreeing to seal court records about products liability lawsuits with companies.  Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., introduced the Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2014 in the Senate this month. Rep. … Continue reading Sunshine in Litigation Act reintroduced