This week’s Torah portion is about the story of Jacob and Esau–not the best brothers to each other as we know. And, from Charlie Pillsbury, we have the lessons from how the two finally reconcile. In addition, this week our MU students are heading up to Green Bay maximum security prison as part of our restorative justice … Continue reading Jacob’s reconciliation with Esau: a sacred story of restorative justice
The New York Times has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up in New York City and my family got the Times delivered every day. On Sundays, we would spend a good part of the morning divvying up and trading the sections of paper during breakfast. (Kids, … Continue reading More about the New York Times (and Journalism Generally)
Noam Ebner posted a comment on the DRLE listserv about the recent series of articles in the New York Times about arbitration. I wrote the following comment, in part, responding to his. I am reproducing his comment with his permission. In my comments below, I added a paragraph which wasn’t in my listserv comment, about … Continue reading Problems with the New York Times Series on Arbitration
In 2000, NASD (now FINRA) spun off its dispute resolution subsidiary from its regulatory functions to bolster investors’ perception that the forum is neutral and to enhance the credibility of its securities arbitration and mediation services. Last month, the SEC released for public comment a proposal FINRA filed to merge its Dispute Resolution subsidiary into … Continue reading FINRA’s Bad Idea to Merge its Dispute Resolution Subsidiary into FINRA Regulation, Inc.
As you may know, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS), is a “national, independent research center dedicated to facilitating continuous improvement and advancing excellence in the American legal system.” It is an impressive, high-powered organization based in the University of Denver. It has four major initiatives: (1) Quality Judges (promoting … Continue reading PEDR is Important for Culture Change in Courts
From our colleagues and friends at the Harvard Law School Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. MM – – – – – This is the fifth in a five-part series on advice to law students and young professionals interested in ADR as a career. The series is intended to examine the fallacies our students often hear, and … Continue reading Fallacies about ADR Careers? – Part 5
On October 7, the University of Missouri School of Law hosted an implicit bias information session with law students, led by Missouri psychology professor Laura Scherer. The session was streamed live to the University of Oregon School of Law, where our students were able to watch and submit questions to Missouri via email. It was … Continue reading ADR and Implicit Bias: An Interview
Hi all–back from soggy Texas and the Works in Progress conference. I hope to post several of the papers that were presented (nudge to others to send me!) and am delighted to start with Lauren Newell’s paper on Rebooting Empathy for the Digital Generation. This is the continuation of her work that she started in … Continue reading Teaching to the Digital Generation