Arbitration Conference at University of Texas School of Law

Professor Alan Rau sent me the following announcement about an upcoming conference on arbitration: What Can the Arbitrator Do? Remedies in Commercial, Investment and Energy Arbitrations’ April 17-18, 2008 St. Regis Hotel Houston, Texas Presented by The Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague The Houston International Arbitration Club, Inc. The University of Texas School of … Continue reading Arbitration Conference at University of Texas School of Law

Plea Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law Revisited

With the two new Supreme Court decisions handed down at the beginning of last week regarding judicial discretion in federal sentencing and the federal sentencing commission allowing retroactivity on some of the sentences regarding crack cocaine, it appears that the pendulum may start swinging back in favor of allowing more judicial control over sentencing. Until … Continue reading Plea Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law Revisited

Evaluating Agents, Attorneys, Arbitrators, Mediators (and Students)

The agency literature is filled with discussions of how best to structure compensation systems to promote the right incentives for people we hire to do things on our behalf.  Embedded in most of it is an assumption that we can tell when someone is doing a good job. That’s not a bold assumption when I … Continue reading Evaluating Agents, Attorneys, Arbitrators, Mediators (and Students)

Why I Got to Watch the Packers Lose (And You Probably Did Not)

Aside from the fact you might not have cared about the Packer game last week, unless you lived in a local market (Milwaukee, Green Bay, or Dallas), you couldn’t have watched it anyway.  Due to the stalled negotiations between the NFL and cable providers, with Comcast and Time Warner leading the way, only about 4 … Continue reading Why I Got to Watch the Packers Lose (And You Probably Did Not)