As you may recall, it has been asserted in this space that “puffing sucks.” Now, a long article in the New York Times entitled, Donald Trump’s Deals Rely on Being Creative With the Truth, documents a long series of instances (including many negotiations) which it euphemistically calls being “creative” with the truth. (Query: if this … Continue reading Puffing About Puffing?
My colleague Janine Geske traveled to Rome last spring to teach about restorative justice and yesterday blogged about her experiences. Below is an excerpt of her moving recollections: Such was the context of my week-long experience in Rome, when I met 19 dedicated religious leaders from Africa, India, Belgium, Mexico and South America. I essentially had a day to … Continue reading Restorative Justice in Rome
This is part of the “virtual book club” discussing readings for the symposium at the University of Missouri on October 7: Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding. David Matz suggested A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing (1988). Here’s his description of it. This is an … Continue reading Symposium Book Club – Conversation with David Matz About Lee Blessing’s Walk in the Woods
Regular readers undoubtedly recall that Missouri’s DR Center will hold a symposium on October 7 entitled, “Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel: Toward a World of Mutual Understanding.” Speakers at the symposium collectively developed a reading list, which we plan to read over the summer and use as a common base of knowledge … Continue reading Negotiation Symposium Virtual Book Club
Hi everyone–as I’ve already posted, we are delighted to host the 10th Annual AALS Works-in-Progress conference at Marquette. Consider this your midsummer reminder. Registrations have started pouring in (well, a steady stream!) and we would be happy to fill the agenda even more. The conference will start Thursday night, September 22nd and end after lunch on … Continue reading Works in Progress Reminder!
You may have heard about the lawsuit that Gretchen Carlson filed against Roger Ailes. According to the New York Times: “Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News, was accused on Wednesday of forcing out a prominent female anchor after she refused his sexual advances and complained to him about persistent harassment in the newsroom, a … Continue reading Will Gretchen Carlson’s Case Against Roger Ailes Go Through the Courts, Not Arbitration, Because of Sloppy Drafting?
A number of years ago one of my students told what has become my favorite gun story since I moved to Texas. Gun ownership is much more common here than in, for example, California. So, over the last six years, I’ve heard lots of gun stories. This particular student was pulled over by the police … Continue reading What to do now?
U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim was recently interviewed in the Recorder (the legal newspaper in the Bay Area) about various aspects of being a Magistrate Judge, including hosting judicial settlement conferences. I’ve been spending some time thinking about the real differences between judicial settlement conferences and mediations (most in the Phoenix legal community call them … Continue reading U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim (N.D. Cal.) talks about settlement conferences