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Reflections from ABA DR Conference in Seattle – day one, two and three

What a wonderful conference! After three days in Seattle, I am energized with new ideas for teaching, new topics for research (yes, some sparked by anger) and new ways to improve my own practice as an arbitrator. I was humbled by the multiple shout-outs at the FINRA/ Securities DR panel, inspired by Jean Sternlight’s speech … Continue reading Reflections from ABA DR Conference in Seattle – day one, two and three

Israel Reflections 2015: Day 7–The Rabin Center

On the beginning of day seven of our trip (our last day!!), we visited the Rabin Center museum.  This museum commemorates the life and career of late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin through telling the story of Israeli history.  And the view from the Center over Tel Aviv (pictured below) cannot be beat! Student William Nash shares … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015: Day 7–The Rabin Center

Israel Reflections 2015–Day 6: Bar Ilan University

One of the most important parts of our trip was spending time with students from other universities and comparing academic experiences. During our time in Tel Aviv, we were privileged to meet with Professor Michal Alberstein and other faculty at Bar Ilan University as well as several students to discuss their dispute resolution curriculum and the … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Day 6: Bar Ilan University

Israel Reflections 2015–Day 6: The Netanya Ethiopian Center

Another portion of our cultural immersion was an invitation to the Netanya Foundation Ethiopian Center. An extremely rich cultural experience, the people at the Netanya Center shared traditional tea and bread-breaking with our group (shown below), as well as a tour of the facilities and resources available to the community. The Netanya Center was an … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Day 6: The Netanya Ethiopian Center

Israel Reflections 2015–Day 5: Dinner in a Druze Village

Throughout the trip, the students had opportunities to immerse themselves in the culture of Israel. As part of this ethnic immersion, we enjoyed a dinner in a Druze village.  The Druze religion presented both some familiar elements as well as several that were unique to us. Student Samuel Magnuson recollects the dinner, shares background on the … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Day 5: Dinner in a Druze Village