Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding

Earlier, I posted drafts of the articles from the Missouri’s Tower of Babel symposium last fall.  My introductory essay synthesizes insights from the symposium. The following is the conclusion from that essay, without footnotes. Our current negotiation theory needs improvement.  As we develop better negotiation theory, we should start by appreciating the valuable work that … Continue reading Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding

Drafts of Tower of Babel Symposium Articles

I am pleased to share with you drafts of the articles from Missouri’s symposium last fall, Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding. Clicking on the titles below will take you to the abstracts with more information about each piece as well as a link to the articles … Continue reading Drafts of Tower of Babel Symposium Articles

A Model Dispute Resolution Firm

Recently, all-around mensch David Hoffman, the founder of the Boston Law Collaborative, circulated a note about his firm’s new website with the following description of the firm. “Boston Law Collaborative is a multidisciplinary law firm devoted to conflict resolution and the practice of collaborative law.  Our goal is to save our clients time, money, and … Continue reading A Model Dispute Resolution Firm

What the World Needs Now

From TFOI Jackie Font-Guzmán: The Werner Institute and the 2040 Initiative at the Creighton University School of Law invite you to a symposium exploring how the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision of Loving v. Virginia has influenced society institutionally, demographically and relationally. The symposium, entitled 50 Years of Loving: Seeking Justice Through Love and Relationships, … Continue reading What the World Needs Now

To SIRs (Lela Love and Dwight Golann) With Love

From GFOI Hal Abramson: Dear Friends and Colleagues: This past weekend the Board of Governors selected International Academy of Mediators (IAM)’s new Scholars in Residence (SIR) in light of the fact that our current wonderful scholar, Hal Abramson, is at the end of his tenure with us.  Thanks to Hal we have established a durable … Continue reading To SIRs (Lela Love and Dwight Golann) With Love

Szalai on Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch and Arbitration Law

Over at his arbitration blog, Imre Szalai (Loyola-New Orleans) looks at Judge Gorsuch’s arbitration jurisprudence and suggests there’s some hope for those who find the Supreme Court’s FAA jurisprudence lacking.  His conclusion: If Gorsuch is willing to apply such a piercing, textual analysis to the FAA (and convince his new colleagues to do so), the … Continue reading Szalai on Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch and Arbitration Law

Prejudice and Its Impact on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Yesterday you may have seen the flurry of listserv activity on SMU’s upcoming program entitled Prejudice and Its Impact on Alternative Dispute Resolution, with Richard Delgado (Alabama) as its keynote speaker.  As many of you know, he was the lead author on an early and important mediation critique, Fairness and Formality: Minimizing the Risk of … Continue reading Prejudice and Its Impact on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Chandrasekher and Horton win the 2017 Mangano Award

Elayne Greenberg at St. John’s has just announced (via the listserv) that Andrea Cann Chandrasekher and David Horton from UC Davis have won the 2017 Mangano Award for their piece After the Revolution: An Empirical Study of Consumer Arbitration, 104 Geo. L.J. 57 (2015).  The full press release is here, and here’s a short blurb. … Continue reading Chandrasekher and Horton win the 2017 Mangano Award