All posts by Jen Reynolds

Farkas on Legal Education

Check out the contribution of Brian Farkas (Cardozo) over at Prawfsblawg, as part of their online symposium on the future of legal education. Brian calls for greater adoption of mediation and arbitration in doctrinal courses, to better prepare students for the realities of legal practice. It’s a terrific post.

Tales from the City

From New York, an interesting institutional approach to small-stakes dispute resolution: the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH). According to the article, OATH was created in 1979 as an “independent alternative” to internal agency tribunals. Over the years, OATH has slowly gained jurisdiction over a wide variety of cases, many of which are community/neighborhood-level … Continue reading Tales from the City

Parks on Race, Bias, and Student Evaluations

Gregory Parks (Wake Forest) has published “Race, Cognitive Bias, and the Power of Law Student Teaching Evaluations,” available here. It is a fascinating article, and it made me wonder whether there has ever been an article on student evaluations of ADR professors/courses. I am under the impression that ADR professors/courses receive higher-than-average evaluations; is that … Continue reading Parks on Race, Bias, and Student Evaluations

Joy on the History of Experiential Education

Peter Joy (Washington University School of Law) has published “The Uneasy History of Experiential Education in U.S. Law Schools,” forthcoming in the Dickinson Law Review and available here. The abstract: This article explores the history of legal education, particularly the rise of experiential learning and its importance. In the early years of legal education in … Continue reading Joy on the History of Experiential Education

Farkas on Justice Thomas and the FAA

Brian Farkas (Cardozo) has just published “The Continuing Voice of Dissent: Justice Thomas and the Federal Arbitration Act” in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, available for download here. The abstract: Since 1984, a majority of the Supreme Court has held that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) preempts conflicting state arbitration laws, and that the FAA … Continue reading Farkas on Justice Thomas and the FAA