Readings for Next Year’s Courses

Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo have been doing a fabulous service for our community every year by conducting the “Resource Share” sessions at the ABA’s Legal Educators Colloquium.  They not only lead these entertaining sessions, but they also compile the collected resources, which I recently posted.

Even though you have (hopefully) just finished grading for this year, I am going to follow Sharon and Bobbi’s lead and suggest several readings you might assign in your courses next year.

The Definition of Negotiation: A Play in Three Acts by Andrea Kupfer Schneider, Noam Ebner, David Matz and John Lande.   As I previously wrote, this short article is very thought-provoking and a hoot to read for anyone interested in dispute resolution.  Three sharp cookies and I had an interesting conversation about what the heck negotiation is – and we couldn’t agree.

Negotiation is Changing by Noam Ebner.  You undoubtedly recall my description of this article in my post, Drop Everything and Read Noam’s Masterpiece Right Now.  (What – you haven’t read it yet?  You should be ashamed of yourself – but there is still time for redemption.)  This article profoundly affected the way I see the world generally and our world of dispute resolution, not just negotiation.  It focuses particularly on the effects of changing technology, which most students probably can personally relate to.

My Last Lecture: More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers by yours truly.  Although this was my last (metaphorical) lecture, it is particularly appropriate for law students’ first lecture as an introduction to law school and legal practice.  I have gotten a lot of good feedback about it and it is my most popular piece on SSRN.

Indisputably.  Ok, ok, I admit it.  I’m biased.  But I think that this is a good resource for students who are really interested in dispute resolution.  The bloggers have a variety of interests and the posts can help students learn about current issues in our field and get ideas for papers and notes etc.

Are there readings you would suggest that colleagues might assign in next year’s courses?  If so, please let us know in a comment.

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