Category Archives: General

Why Cooperate?

A short piece in the New York Times by Harvard economists and Yale psychologists has a suggestion that may surprise you – or maybe not – about people’s motivation to cooperate. The authors focus on the “tragedy of the commons” which is the situation “where individuals acting independently and rationally according to each’s self-interest behave … Continue reading Why Cooperate?

Korobkin – 2 Pieces among the top 50 most cited private law articles

Harvard’s Project on the Foundations of Private Law has started an interesting blog entitled New Private Law.* As one of its introductory posts, the blog posted a list of the most cited private law articles in the last 25 years.  Scrolling through the list you’ll see that Russell Korobkin (UCLA) has two pieces in the … Continue reading Korobkin – 2 Pieces among the top 50 most cited private law articles

ABA DR Section’s Letter Supporting Proposed Changes to Standard 304(b)

As we wait to hear whether the ABA will adopt the proposed change to Standard 304(b), below is the Section’s letter to the Section on Legal Education and Bar Admission in support of the proposed rule. For those who don’t know the details, the short version is this.  Last summer the ABA extensively revised the … Continue reading ABA DR Section’s Letter Supporting Proposed Changes to Standard 304(b)

Great Value of Students Playing Clients in Multi-Stage Simulations

If you are sick and tired of hearing me sing the praises of multi-stage simulations (MSS) and don’t want to see any data about it, read no further. Some Background Before I start singing, let me provide some background. I started using MSSs when I began teaching negotiation several years ago.  Related to my research … Continue reading Great Value of Students Playing Clients in Multi-Stage Simulations