Symposium Book Club – Conversation with David Matz About Lee Blessing’s Walk in the Woods

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

Negotiation Symposium Virtual Book Club

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

Will Gretchen Carlson’s Case Against Roger Ailes Go Through the Courts, Not Arbitration, Because of Sloppy Drafting?

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?

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim (N.D. Cal.) talks about settlement conferences

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