December 22, 2014

Opportunity to observe UNCITRAL Working Group II

By Jen Reynolds

From FOI Stacie Strong: I realize that most of us are busy finishing up with exams and taking some well-deserved time off, but I would like to circulate information regarding an opportunity to attend the upcoming UNCITRAL Working Group II … Continue reading

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December 19, 2014

Cuba Diaries

By John Lande

I went to Cuba in mid-November 2014 as part of a delegation of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution to learn about the legal system and dispute resolution there. I am grateful to Bruce Meyerson for organizing and leading this … Continue reading

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December 18, 2014

Strong UNCITRAL Study Cited by United Nations

By John Lande

My colleague, Professor S.I. Strong, recently conducted a large-scale empirical study on the use and perception of international commercial mediation and conciliation that appears to be the first of its kind. The information was gathered to assist the United Nations … Continue reading

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December 16, 2014

Is Legal Education a Zombie?

By John Lande

Lately, we have talked about Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Prince Charming, fairy godmothers, aristocrats, wicked witches, mutant children, beasts, step-sisters, cooks, doctors, firefighters, and boy scouts. (Note several different links.)  Now zombies, black holes, frogs, and more junior royalty.   My … Continue reading

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Negotiation Advice for Graduate Students’ First Jobs

By Michael Moffitt

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 … Continue reading

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December 15, 2014

Updates on current and former FINRA Dispute Resolution executives

By Jill Gross

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to post here – and now have a few (almost outdated) updates about FINRA Dispute Resolution leaders – both past and present.  In September, Linda Fienberg, long-time leader at FINRA Dispute … Continue reading

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December 14, 2014

Glover on Mandatory Arbitration and Public Law

By Paul Kirgis

Professor Maria Glover (Georgetown) has posted her paper Disappearing Claims and the Erosion of Public Law on SSRN. The article will be published in the Yale Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: The Supreme Court’s arbitration jurisprudence in the last five … Continue reading

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December 11, 2014

Carrel – ADR as First Career Video Blog Update

By Art Hinshaw

Alyson Carrel (Northwestern) passes along this update about her ADR as First Career Video Blog. —————————— In September, I launched a new video blog called ADR as 1st Career, in order to collect and celebrate stories of individuals who chose … Continue reading

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December 9, 2014

Srikanthiah and Martinez – Applying Negotiations Pedagogy to Clinical Teaching: Tools for Institutional Client Representation in Law School Clinics

By Art Hinshaw

Jayashri Srikanthiah (Stanford) and Jan Martinez (Stanford) recently published an article entitled Applying Negotiations Pedagogy to Clinical Teaching: Tools for Institutional Client Representation in Law School Clinics. It can be found at 21 Clinical L. Rev. 283 (2014), but it is … Continue reading

December 8, 2014

An Unusually Fine Film

By John Lande

People from your planet (at least most people in the US) seem to love movies that feature one-dimensional characters and fit into a generic plot-line, preferably with lots of righteous violence.   If you would like to see a moving … Continue reading

December 6, 2014

Conflict Doctors

By John Lande

I recently stumbled upon a useful analogy that I used in our required Lawyering course, namely that lawyers are like “conflict doctors.”   For our final class, we read an excerpt of an article by Frank Sander and Stephen Goldberg … Continue reading

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December 4, 2014

End of Semester Teaching Tools

By Andrea Schneider

I wanted to share another favorite end-of-semester teaching tool as we are winding down the semester.  Last year I wrote about negotiation recipes for success (post here) and shared examples of a negotiation cookbook from other teachers. So I wanted to … Continue reading

December 3, 2014

Carrel: Yes, Please – Can Improv Improve Responses to Ethical Dilemmas?

By Art Hinshaw

The indefatigable Alyson Carrel (Northwestern) reflects on Amy Poehler’s new book Yes, Please, which, like all roads, leads to dispute resolution. ————————————————————- The ABA-Dispute Resolution Section just opened registration for the 17th Annual Spring Conference in Seattle, April 2015. One … Continue reading

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December 2, 2014

Talking about Ferguson

By Andrea Schneider

We have started the last week of classes in ADR this week and usually, at this time in the semester, I turn to the overarching subject of how to counsel clients when choosing among different dispute resolution processes.  I divide … Continue reading

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CFP on diversity in international arbitration

By Jen Reynolds

Transnational Dispute Management and ARBITRALWOMEN are calling for papers for an upcoming special issue on “Dealing with Diversity in International Arbitration.” Details on the call for papers here.

November 26, 2014

My New Favorite Academic Article

By Art Hinshaw

A few years ago a provocative paper looking at the legal implications of the “F” word received lots of attention and notoriety.  Now another paper is making the rounds, “Get Me Off Your F-ing Mailing List,” a paper accepted for … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks to (Facilitation) Students

By Michael Moffitt

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 … Continue reading

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November 25, 2014

Some Good Questions

By John Lande

In 1998, commenting on the hot controversy about the “Rand Report’s” finding that certain mediation programs did not save time or money (measured in terms of lawyers’ work hours), Professor Craig McEwen argued that it was the wrong question to … Continue reading

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November 21, 2014

Love: Is Mediation A Sleeping Beauty?

By Art Hinshaw

From FOI Lela Love (Cardozo) – dispatches from the Melnick Symposium at Cardozo – Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty? On November 2, 2014, at the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution fall symposium, speaker after speaker asked “Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty?” … Continue reading

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November 13, 2014

Peace Be With You…And With You?

By Andrea Schneider

Under the heading of hard bargaining tactics gone bad (and bad lawyer advice), we can now add this story.  When a group of eight faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan decided to stop working in order to protest … Continue reading

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November 12, 2014

Another new ADR Dean – Bo Rutledge

By Art Hinshaw

Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge has been named Dean at the University of Georgia School of Law.  Press release here.  Congrats Bo !! By my count, here are the ADR Deans off the top of my head: Brown (Quinnipiac),  Guthrie (Vandy), … Continue reading

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From the Onion

By Jen Reynolds

Wisdom and virtue to the West! http://www.theonion.com/articles/buddhist-extremist-cell-vows-to-unleash-tranquilit,34623/

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November 11, 2014

Cal-State Dominguez Hills is Hiring

By Art Hinshaw

California State University – Dominguez Hills is searching for two faculty members in its Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding Program.  The first position is for the Director of the Program, which would include being a tenured professor. Two blurbs from … Continue reading

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November 10, 2014

Kudos to Southwestern for a Great WIP Conference

By Paul Kirgis

Led by Professor Ron Aronovsky, Southwestern Law School did a first-class job of hosting the AALS Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference this weekend. The conference is always one of the highlights of the Dispute Resolution community’s academic year, offering a … Continue reading

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November 7, 2014

Our newest ADR Dean: Paul Kirgis

By Jen Reynolds

I write from the WIP Conference at beautiful Southwestern Law School in LA with the following news: Paul Kirgis has been named Dean of Montana Law School. He will be starting on July 1, 2015. Congratulations Paul!

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