Please Put Away Your Damn Phone and Pay Attention

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

Brady Arbitration Decision Upheld in Second Circuit

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

Have You Done a Simulation of a Negotiation by Video?

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?

Legal Educators’ Resources Galore!

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!