All posts by Sarah Cole

Suffolk’s Dwight Golann to Deliver 2018 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution at Moritz Law at Ohio State

Suffolk Law Professor Dwight Golann will deliver the 2018 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution at 12:10 on Thursday February 22 in The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Saxbe Auditorium. Modern teaching about negotiation emphasizes opportunities for achieving joint gain and the need to measure a settlement proposal against one’s alternatives. These are important … Continue reading Suffolk’s Dwight Golann to Deliver 2018 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution at Moritz Law at Ohio State

Call for Proposals for Annual WIP Conference

From Ellen Deason, Chair of the AALS Dispute Resolution Section: The annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Conference is a wonderful opportunity for dispute resolution scholars from across the country to share their current research, obtain feedback, exchange ideas, connect with colleagues, and build new working relationships. Sponsoring the conference is a meaningful way for … Continue reading Call for Proposals for Annual WIP Conference

ADR and Access to Justice: Current Perspectives (at this year’s AALS Meeting)

Courtesy of my Moritz College of Law colleague, Ellen Deason: As you prepare for the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, plan on attending the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s program on Thursday, January 4 at 1:30 p.m. The topic is ADR and Access to Justice: Current Perspectives. The panelists bring theoretical, practical, and empirical, … Continue reading ADR and Access to Justice: Current Perspectives (at this year’s AALS Meeting)

Expressing Gratitude in Negotiations May Not Be A Good Idea?!

I just saw this abstract on SSRN — looks like a very interesting study that is, to me, not surprising, but a little depressing: “Thanks for Nothing: Expressing Gratitude Invites Exploitation by Competitors” Harvard PON Working Paper JEREMY A. YIP, University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School Email: yip@wharton.upenn.edu CINDY CHAN, University of Toronto – … Continue reading Expressing Gratitude in Negotiations May Not Be A Good Idea?!

A Win for Arbitration Process, A Loss for the Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliot

As a sports fan and a fan of arbitration, I have followed with interest the ongoing battles between the NFLPA and the NFL over the consequences of their unusual arbitration process. It is no surprise to those who follow arbitration that the Fifth Circuit, ruled today that the NFLPA’s attempt to circumvent the parties’ agreed … Continue reading A Win for Arbitration Process, A Loss for the Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliot

CPR Article Provides Useful Analysis of CFPB Ban on Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements involving Consumer Financial Services Products

CPR’s Alternatives provides free access to a helpful analysis of the CFPB’s ban on the use of class action waivers in arbitration agreements and gives an update on where the regulation is (rejected by the House, not yet considered by the Senate). After reading the article, I am more optimistic that the rule may yet … Continue reading CPR Article Provides Useful Analysis of CFPB Ban on Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements involving Consumer Financial Services Products

NY Peace Institute’s Brad Heckman to Deliver Ohio State’s Lawrence Lecture

Brad Heckman, CEO of the New York Peace Institute, will deliver the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University’s Annual Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution during the lunch hour on September 28 in Moritz’s Saxbe Auditorium. For more information or to register go to go.osu.edu/Lawrence2017. Brad’s lecture “Mediation on the Beat: Bringing Conflict … Continue reading NY Peace Institute’s Brad Heckman to Deliver Ohio State’s Lawrence Lecture

How Mediation Works — a New Book By Leaders in the ADR Field

I just had the opportunity to read the newly published, How Mediation Works, written by some of the leaders in our field: Stephen B. Goldberg, Jeanne M. Brett, and Beatrice Blohorn-Brenneur. My colleague Nancy H. Rogers also contributes a chapter. The book is a compact 106 pages but provides both a terrific introduction to mediation … Continue reading How Mediation Works — a New Book By Leaders in the ADR Field