Ninth Circuit joins Seventh Circuit in Rejecting Employment Class Action Waivers under the NLRA

From Reuters: “Ernst & Young LLP cannot require its employees to give up their rights to pursue work-related claims together, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday, giving a major boost to the U.S. National Labor Relations Board’s campaign against so-called class action waivers. Companies have increasingly included provisions in employment contracts forcing workers to … Continue reading Ninth Circuit joins Seventh Circuit in Rejecting Employment Class Action Waivers under the NLRA

Visiting Faculty Position in Negotiation at the U.S. Air Force Academy

The friends of Indisputably at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs asked me to pass along this very interesting opportunity to be a a visiting faculty member: The Department of Law at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, directs an undergraduate Legal Studies Program.  We seek a current, full time … Continue reading Visiting Faculty Position in Negotiation at the U.S. Air Force Academy

Linda Seely – New Director of ABA Section on Dispute Resolution

Announcement available here. This blog is aimed principally at the intersection of the academy and ADR.  But for those who are perhaps new to one or the other, the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution is both enormous and critically important.   (I know that’s not true of all sections, in all academic disciplines.  But if you’re … Continue reading Linda Seely – New Director of ABA Section on Dispute Resolution

Symposium Book Club – Conversation with Andrea Schneider About Her Skills Paradigm Article

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. Andrea Schneider suggested her article, Teaching a New Negotiation Skills Paradigm.  Here’s her summary. Negotiation labels – of styles or … Continue reading Symposium Book Club – Conversation with Andrea Schneider About Her Skills Paradigm Article

ABA Arbitration and Negotiation Competitions — Sign up today!

The ABA sponsors and runs two ADR-related student competitions – the Arbitration Competition and the Negotiation Competition. These competition teams are a terrific way to provide skills training to students and for them to learn by doing. Coaching these teams has made me a much better classroom teacher. The Arbitration Competition simulates a realistic arbitration … Continue reading ABA Arbitration and Negotiation Competitions — Sign up today!

Symposium Book Club – Conversation with Sanda Kaufman about Kahneman’s Book, Thinking, Fast and Slow

This is another 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. Sanda Kaufman suggested that we read Daniel Kahneman’s book, Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011).  Here’s her summary:  Kahneman is … Continue reading Symposium Book Club – Conversation with Sanda Kaufman about Kahneman’s Book, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Symposium Book Club – Conversation with Sanda Kaufman about Wheeler’s Art of Negotiation

This is another 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. Sanda Kaufman suggested reading Michael A. Wheeler’s book, The Art of Negotiation: How to Improvise Agreement in a Chaotic … Continue reading Symposium Book Club – Conversation with Sanda Kaufman about Wheeler’s Art of Negotiation