As I described in this recent post, we decided that the Stone Soup Dispute Resolution Knowledge Project would defer developing a centralized database but pursue the same goals in a decentralized stone soup project. In particular, we still encourage faculty to assign students to collect qualitative data about actual dispute resolution practice, starting next year. … Continue reading Revised Stone Soup Documents
From FOI Tom Stipanowich (Pepperdine): I recently had the chance to deliver reflections on almost four decades of experience with dispute resolution as keynoter for Cardozo School of Law’s Symposium on the “The Pound Conferences: Where Do We Come From? What are We? Where are We Going?” Like many of you, my whole career has … Continue reading Where Are We Going?
In a series of posts, particularly this one, I wrote that the University of Missouri had tentatively planned to develop a database of reports about actual cases. As described in my post, Creating Knowledge Together, the underlying goal was for faculty, students, scholars, practitioners, educational institutions, and professional associations to collaborate to produce, disseminate, and … Continue reading Creating Knowledge Together – Part 2
FOIs Erin Archerd (Detroit Mercy Law) & Kristen Blankley (Nebraska College of Law) sent me the following for posting, which I am very happy to do: Is it time to revise the Model Standards for Mediators? An informal gathering at the Spring ABA Dispute Resolution Conference considered this question, with follow-up discussions in both the … Continue reading Model Standards of Mediator Conduct: Time for Revision?
Reported this afternoon in the National Law Journal: “In a June 5 memo sent to all Justice Department component heads and U.S. attorneys, Sessions said DOJ attorneys may no longer enter settlement agreements on behalf of the nation that direct or provide ‘for a payment or loan to any non-governmental person or entity that is … Continue reading AG Sessions vs. cy pres awards
My colleague, Bob Bailey, just passed along the news that our colleague at the University of Missouri, Rafael Gely, just received the David Petersen Award from the National Academy of Arbitrators. Rafael directs our Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and is a fabulous colleague and leader. Here’s the announcement of the award, which … Continue reading National Academy of Arbitrators Gives Award to Rafael Gely for Arbitration Website
From Brian Quinn: The AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills is calling for papers for the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting, in San Diego, CA, about Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting. This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that consider the question of access to the courts in a variety of transactional law and … Continue reading Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
Summer is upon us, which means that we will all have more time for television. Hooray! For those of you who need to justify your binge-watching, consider American Crime (website here), an amazing show with strong ADR themes. American Crime is in its third season, and the first two seasons are available on Netflix. Each … Continue reading Summer Binge, ADR Edition