Should euthanasia be available to those who are not terminally ill, on the basis of self-determination? Fascinating article in the June 22 New Yorker, here, describing non-terminal euthanasia in Belgium. As we know, self-determination is a core principle of mediation and one of the pillars of conflict resolution practice. Self-determination is integral to what Carrie … Continue reading Tired of life
In June (yes, I am behind on my blogging), the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force, which FINRA formed last summer (see here), issued an “Interim Summary of Key Issues” to “alert users of the forum, arbitrators, mediators and the general public to its current thinking on the key issues before it.” While the Task Force … Continue reading FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force Issues Interim Summary of Key Issues
Have you seen “Inside Out” yet? It’s the delightful Pixar movie portraying the conflicting emotions of an 11 year-old girl grappling with the difficulties of a move from Minnesota to San Francisco. Indeed, the emotions are characters themselves: Anger, Disgust, Fear, Sadness, and Joy. The film’s producers consulted psychologists who wrote a piece in the … Continue reading Damn Emotions!
This post mostly is not about dispute resolution. I just went to see an amazing film, Alive Inside, which was a 2014 Sundance Award winner. It is a documentary about a social worker whose personal mission is to arrange for people with dementia to listen to music. The film shows people who were extremely withdrawn … Continue reading Alive
This morning NPR’s Morning Edition had an interesting piece about purchasing used cars in Shanghai. NPR reporter Frank Langfitt has been sending dispatches from China for some time, and his discussion of high-pressure hard bargaining tactics is great. Here’s the link – enjoy.
It’s a damn miracle that people on your planet ever understand each other. My good friend, Charlie Irvine, who mediates and teaches in Glasgow, Scotland, wrote an amusing and/or horrifying blog post about students’ statements in law school exam answers. (Charlie blogs on the Kluwer Mediation Blog, which has some very thoughtful contributors. I saw … Continue reading Failure to Communicate
It’s so cool that so many people sent their syllabi to share with our community in response to my post last week. I’m sure you will be impressed when you will see them posted. Several folks said that they couldn’t send their syllabi by June 22 but could do so soon afterward. So I am … Continue reading Call for DR Syllabi Extended to June 28
When I started Missouri’s Dispute Resolution LLM Program in the fall of (ahem) a long time ago, I took Understanding Conflict which Len taught. It was the first class where he had a heavy mindfulness component, which was both brilliant and strange. I remember thinking at the time that Len was just so far ahead … Continue reading Another Instance Where Riskin is Ahead of His Time