Good. Now I have your attention . . . for the nanosecond before you check your Facebook page. I just read two articles about the difficulties of “single-tasking,” aka paying attention. A cute piece in the New York Times identifies a number of problems with multi-tasking with electronic devices and quotes psychologist Kelly McGonigal who … Continue reading Please Put Away Your Damn Phone and Pay Attention
As the semester ends and a lot of us are planning our summer research and writing, please keep in mind that the 10th Annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference will be September 23 & 24, at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Cue loud cheering!) As many of the readers on this … Continue reading Save the Date–Works in Progress!
You have probably all heard this by now, but, just in case you didn’t, the Second Circuit upheld the arbitrator’s four game suspension of Tom Brady in the “Deflategate” scandal. The majority emphasized the importance of deferring to the arbitrator’s decision and that the arbitrator has broad discretion on both the substance of the decision … Continue reading Brady Arbitration Decision Upheld in Second Circuit
For the final stage of a simulation in my negotiation course, one group of students negotiated with a video hookup to a student who had to be out of town. I hadn’t planned on this experiment (which worked well), but it got me thinking – a dangerous activity, I admit. For quite a while, faculty … Continue reading Have You Done a Simulation of a Negotiation by Video?
This is the first in a series of photo albums of friends and colleagues in our field, as described in a recent post. These shots are from the ABA conference a few weeks ago. Bob Mnookin received the scholarship award and I was too slow to get a shot of him receiving it from Jean … Continue reading Photo Album – 2016 ABA Conference
I love taking pictures of people. Photos can convey people’s spirits so vividly. I especially like to take pictures of smiling faces, and I have a patented method for eliciting them. And I really like reflecting images of our community, which means so much to me. I have been taking pictures of people at DR … Continue reading DR Community Photo Album
Once again, Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo, of Mitchell Hamline, organized a resource share at the Legal Educators’ Colloquium at the ABA conference earlier this month. They compiled all the suggestions that people shared in this document, which also includes suggestions from prior conferences. Lots of ideas for your courses next year. (But first, summer!) … Continue reading Legal Educators’ Resources Galore!
Courtesy of Lauren Newell from Ohio Northern who presented this at the ABA Conference earlier this month…and I’d be happy to post other teaching tools or ideas from all. Thanks much to Lauren! At the ABA Conference I had the pleasure of being part of a panel called Negotiation Courses: Beyond the Roleplay? Our talk focused … Continue reading Interview Speed Dating