I love the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution annual conferences. They always put on a wide array of wonderful sessions and it’s a great time to connect with friends, new and old. As I did last year, I am listing some sessions that particularly intrigue me. The following reflects my idiosyncratic tastes and it would … Continue reading ABA Conference Sessions You Might Consider
As our blog readers know, I am receiving the ABA award for Outstanding Scholarly Work this year at the Section on Dispute Resolution annual meeting. I am truly honored and wanted to host a party to thank all of my co-authors, co-bloggers, readers of the blog, and readers of any articles or books–in other words, … Continue reading Let Me Toast You!
The Washington Post ran an interesting article about conflicts within the White House, including the following passage about President Trump’s son-in-law and influential advisor, Jared Kushner: “Sometimes when staffers feud, Kushner summons them to his office, a few doors down from the president’s, where the 36-year-old adviser sits them on the couch and mediates as … Continue reading White House Mediation
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL) held its fifth annual conference and started with a series of snappy six-minute presentations about various topics in legal education including: ● alumni focus groups and pathway competencies ● Thurgood Marshall Law School’s resource site ● assessing professional identity formation ● building a community of legal professionals ● whether law schools … Continue reading Snappy Talks from the Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference
From my colleague, S.I. Strong: Young OGEMID will be hosting its next “virtual symposium” as of March 20, and you may want to sign up (if you are untenured) or pass the information along to your students. This one is interdisciplinary in nature and should be quite interesting. More information shows below on the topic … Continue reading Young OGEMID Virtual Symposium: Alt-Facts and the Post-Truth Society Through an Arbitral Lens
As always, we post the USNews dispute resolution program specialty rankings here once they’re released, and this year is no different. This year Pepperdine reclaims the top spot from Ohio State. Pepperdine has been ranked number 1 for 12 of the last 13 years !!! 1 Pepperdine 2 Ohio State 3 Harvard and Missouri (tie) … Continue reading Updated: 2018 US News Dispute Resolution Rankings in their entirety
A month after having a proposed settlement agreement fall apart, the University of Houston and South Texas College of Law – Houston have settled their dispute over South Texas’ attempt over the summer to rename itself the Houston College of Law. Litigation over the name change had been in the University of Houston’s favor, and … Continue reading University of Houston and South Texas Resolve Naming Dispute
From FFOIs Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo: Dear Colleagues, The Annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference is a little over a month away and we are again collecting information for the annual Legal Educators’ Resource Share. We’re not certain, but we think this might be the 5th year for this event. This year’s … Continue reading Legal Educators’ Resource Share