Revised Stone Soup Documents

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

Creating Knowledge Together – Part 2

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

Model Standards of Mediator Conduct: Time for Revision?

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?

National Academy of Arbitrators Gives Award to Rafael Gely for Arbitration Website

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

Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

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  This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that consider the question of access to the courts in a variety of transactional law and … Continue reading Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the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