Supreme Court Grants Cert in Another Arbitration Preemption Case

Today, in DirecTV, Inc. v. Imburg, 2015 WL 1280237 (Mar. 23, 2015), the Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari in a case stemming from a California Court of Appeal decision holding that a California choice of law clause in the parties’ arbitration agreement (which is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act) trumped the FAA preemption doctrine, which … Continue reading Supreme Court Grants Cert in Another Arbitration Preemption Case

Mangano Award Goes to John Lande

Congratulations to our co-blogger John Lande, the winner of St. John’s University’s inaugural Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award! The $5000 annual award honors researchers whose published empirical research has furthered the advancement and understanding of the values and skills of dispute resolution. It was established through the generosity of Hon. Guy J. Mangano ’55, ’83HON, who has … Continue reading Mangano Award Goes to John Lande

Registration Now Open for ODR 2015 at Pace NYC

Registration is now open for ODR2015, to be held in New York June 3-5, 2015. Hosted by Pace Law School and the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution and held at the Pace University campus in Manhattan. Keynote speakers include Richard Susskind, author of Tomorrow’s Lawyers, Internet pioneer and entrepreneur Esther Dyson, Modria Founder … Continue reading Registration Now Open for ODR 2015 at Pace NYC

The Will as an Implied Unilateral Arbitration Contract

My colleague, Gary Spitko of Santa Clara University School of Law, is publishing an article entitled, “The Will as an Implied Unilateral Arbitration Contract” in Volume 67 of the Florida Law Review. The link to the abstract and manuscript on SSRN is here: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2575761. Gary’s work on dispute resolution and its intersection with trusts and … Continue reading The Will as an Implied Unilateral Arbitration Contract

Florida seeks Lecturer in Negotiation, Mediation and Other Skills

From Jonathan Cohen (Florida) via the list serv The University of Florida Levin College of Law seeks applicants for a Lecturer position to teach courses in which the skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiation, mediation, and mediation advocacy are taught.  This is a nine-month, non-tenured faculty position, which offers the opportunity for the award of long-term … Continue reading Florida seeks Lecturer in Negotiation, Mediation and Other Skills