October 14, 2014

Strong on Arbitration and Other Topics

By Jen Reynolds

Over the past year Stacie Strong (Missouri) has been publishing a tremendous number of pieces in the area of arbitration, among other things. See here for some of these pieces. Now that I’m teaching Conflicts of Law, I found “Recognition … Continue reading

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October 13, 2014

University of Missouri Symposium on Judges and Judicial Education Contains Insights for Dispute Resolution Scholars

By John Lande

My indefatigable colleague, S. I. Strong, organized an impressive symposium on judicial education and describes the relevance to DR as follows:   On October 9-10, the University of Missouri’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution (CSDR) convened its annual … Continue reading

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October 12, 2014

Just don’t ask and get good karma??!!

By Cynthia Alkon

As many are probably aware, Microsoft’s CEO recently said that women who don’t ask for raises will enjoy “good karma.”  So, his negotiation advice seems to boil down to just don’t ask and you count on the universe rewarding you … Continue reading

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October 11, 2014

ADR + LRW

By Jen Reynolds

I’m in sunny Las Vegas with our friends from the Saltman Center (ten years old!) attending the SALT Teaching Conference. For the conference, I co-submitted a proposal with Suzanne Rowe, the director of Oregon’s Legal Research and Writing (LRW) Center, … Continue reading

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October 9, 2014

Invitation to a MOOC

By Jen Reynolds

From FOI Noam Ebner: Hi everyone, In a couple of weeks, I will be kicking off an educational adventure down a very unclear path, and I’d like to extend an invitation to all of you to join me. Between Oct. … Continue reading

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October 8, 2014

Negotiation Ethics and Improvisation

By Art Hinshaw

On Friday Michael Wheeler (Harvard Business School) and I will headlining a program at Northwestern University School of Law entitled Negotiation Ethics and Improvisation (program and registration info here).  For those who don’t already know, Michael’s book The Art of … Continue reading

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Fox on Reimagining Reflexive Dispute Resolution Practice

By Jen Reynolds

Ken Fox (Hamline) has published “Mirror as Prism: Reimagining Reflexive Dispute Resolution Practice in a Globalized World” in Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, available here. The abstract: Private dispute resolution processes are an increasingly established global phenomenon. Some … Continue reading

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Interested in International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation?

By John Lande

My colleague, S. I. Strong, is conducting a survey and invites you to participate:   I am writing to invite you to complete an anonymous electronic survey that will form part of a research project entitled “Perceptions and Use of … Continue reading

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October 7, 2014

PIABA Releases Study Criticizing Lack of Diversity of FINRA Arbitrator Pool

By Jill Gross

At a press conference today and accompanying this press release, the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association announced it had conducted a study of FINRA’s arbitrator roster.  It concluded that the roster lacks diversity (in particular, it is 80% male), and … Continue reading

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Linda Fienberg To Retire from FINRA Dispute Resolution

By Jill Gross

Linda Fienberg, the long-time President of FINRA Dispute Resolution and FINRA’s Chief Hearing Officer, announced her retirement last month.  (This post is long overdue, I know.)  She joined FINRA in 1996 and, since then, has worked hard to reform the … Continue reading

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Tippett on Child Abuse as Employment Dispute

By Jen Reynolds

Liz Tippett (Oregon) has published “Child Abuse as an Employment Dispute” in Quinnipiac Health Law Journal, available on SSRN. The abstract: Child abuse has traditionally been viewed as the exclusive province of the child welfare system and the police. But … Continue reading

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October 7, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

ICYMI

By John Lande

This is the season when a flood of promotional literature flows through the mailboxes of law professors, coincidentally right before the US News surveys arrive. So if you are one of the usual suspects, it would be quite understandable if … Continue reading

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October 6, 2014

Menkel-Meadow on Other Forms of Justice

By Jen Reynolds

Carrie Menkel-Meadow (UC Irvine) has published “Unsettling the Lawyers: Other Forms of Justice in Indigenous Claims of Expropriation, Abuse, and Injustice” in the University of Toronto Law Journal, available on SSRN. The abstract: This article considers, from the experience of … Continue reading

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October 4, 2014

And then on the radio I heard …

By Michael Moffitt

Earlier this week, I was driving to an appointment, and I heard someone talking about Mediation. Only after it was over did I realize that I was listening not to an NPR story, nor to a law-focused podcast, nor to … Continue reading

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October 3, 2014

“Lost in the Fine Print” – Robert Reich Film on Forced Arbitration

By Paul Kirgis

On October 6, the Alliance for Justice will release Lost in the Fine Print, a short documentary featuring Robert Reich criticizing “forced arbitration.” (A description and trailer for the movie, plus information about teaching resources and a petition, are available here.) AFJ … Continue reading

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WIP Conference Registration – Final Notice

By Paul Kirgis

This is a final reminder that the deadline to register as a presenter for the Eighth Annual AALS ADR Works-in-Progress conference is next Monday, October 6.  The Conference will take place in early November at Southwestern Law School in Los … Continue reading

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October 1, 2014

Where I’m Coming From . . . and Want to See Us Go

By John Lande

As I embark on this blog, it might be helpful to lay out my general perspective, which is probably similar to some of your views.   This post (and probably some of my future posts) is different and longer than … Continue reading

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ASU Aspiring Law Professors Conference – Reviewed

By Art Hinshaw

About a month ago I posted information about ASU’s Aspiring Law Professors Conference, a conference for those who are preparing to go onto the law professor job market and those who are thinking about becoming a law professor.  I’ve always … Continue reading

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September 29, 2014

Dealing with Different Perceptions of Reality

By Art Hinshaw

Lisa Blomgren Amsler (Indiana) and I are quoted in a recent Indiana Lawyer article entitled Dealing with Differing Perceptions of Reality.  The piece asks the question of whether mediators should be responsible for the disputing parties’ honesty during the mediation … Continue reading

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September 25, 2014

Police Abuse and Mediation

By Cynthia Alkon

On July 1st of this year, a California Highway Patrol officer was captured on tape beating a woman on the side of a freeway in Los Angeles. Not even three months later there is a mediated resolution of the lawsuit … Continue reading

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September 25, 2014 | Permalink | 3 Comments

Hello

By John Lande

I am thrilled to join my good friends on the Indisputably blog.   I will semi-retire from teaching at the end of this academic year and this seems like a good time for me to start blogging.   I have … Continue reading

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September 25, 2014 | Permalink | 5 Comments

Introducing a New Contributor – John Lande

By Art Hinshaw

John Lande (Missouri) is someone who should need no introduction to readers of this blog as he’s been involved in just about every academic and professional ADR group and initiative over the years. John’s work has touched on so many … Continue reading

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WIP Conference Registration Deadline Oct. 6

By Paul Kirgis

A final reminder that there is still time to register as a presenter at Eighth Annual  AALS ADR Section Works-in-Progress Conference, which will take place in November at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. The WIP Conference has traditionally provided … Continue reading

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September 22, 2014

“Exceeding Powers”, or Review on the Merits?

By Paul Kirgis

Thanks to Sarah Cole for pointing out a recent decision of the Ohio Supreme Court addressing the thorny question of when a court may vacate an arbitral award on the grounds that the arbitrators exceeded their powers by interpreting the underlying … Continue reading

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September 18, 2014

Prisoner’s Dilemma Game Show

By Andrea Schneider

In class earlier this week, we rebooted the idea of the prisoner’s dilemma as previously portrayed on The Bachelor Pad (discussed on the Freakonomics Blog and four years ago on this site). This time, the conversation revolved around a British … Continue reading

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