I was really pleased to meet Randall Kiser at last year’s ABA conference. I was very impressed by his important study (co-authored with Martin Asher and Blakeley McShane), Let’s Not Make a Deal: An Empirical Examination of Decision Making in Unsuccessful Negotiations. The top-line finding was that in 85.5% of cases, parties went to trial … Continue reading Kiser’s Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer
You are cordially invited to Missouri’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Annual Symposium, to be held on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Columbia, Missouri, on the topic “The First Amendment on Campus: Identifying Best Practices for Managing and Resolving Disputes.” Almost weekly, events on our nation’s campuses vividly demonstrate conflicting attitudes about the … Continue reading Missouri Symposium on the First Amendment on Campus & Dispute Resolution
Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict resolution and ADR fields. Conflict Resolution Quarterly is sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution. This call for papers is designed to elicit a thoughtful examination of the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities facing the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution … Continue reading Call for Papers: Conflict Resolution Quarterly
Here are the published versions of the articles from Missouri’s symposium last year, 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 for most of the articles as well as a link to the articles themselves. … Continue reading Published Versions of Tower of Babel Symposium Articles
From TFOI Jim Coben: Dear Colleagues, Beginning in summer 2013, Donna Steinstra and I have co-edited Research Insights, a regular column in the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Magazine (DRM). Twice a year we choose 10-12 empirical research studies relevant to ADR professionals and publish the citation and abstract. To compile the longer list from … Continue reading Great Bibliography of Recent Empirical Research on ADR
In a recent post in this mini-course, I highlighted several impressive studies relying on qualitative data. This post follows up the one describing how you and your students can get great joy from doing Stone Soup interviews and focus groups. This post uses my research to demonstrate that qualitative studies are readily do-able by you … Continue reading Stone Soup Mini-Course: My Students and I Can Do This!
You have certainly heard many lawyer jokes, some of which are pretty funny. But have you ever thought of them as data for a scientific study? Marc Galanter did. He’s a Wisconsin law professor and giant in our DR field. In a recent post in this Stone Soup mini-course, I summarized some cool qualitative studies. … Continue reading Stone Soup Mini-Course: Galanter’s Use of Lawyer Jokes as Data
The ABA recently published The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection by my colleague, Amy Schmitz, and ODR guru, Colin Rule. The Global Pound Conference Blog just published a summary of a chapter in their book. The post outlines a history of challenges in resolving consumer disputes, describes the next … Continue reading Consumer Redress: A Changing Tide?
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
I generally prefer not to tell people what to do. So perhaps I should reframe the title of this post to “If You Don’t Read Noam’s Masterpiece Right This Minute, You Will Hate Yourself Forever.” I refer to Noam Ebner’s article, Negotiation is Changing, which is part of the Tower of Babel symposium. He has … Continue reading Drop Everything and Read Noam’s Masterpiece Right Now
Missouri’s 2016 Tower of Babel symposium resulted in a set of excellent articles. 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 has been done by our … Continue reading Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding
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