Lawyer Criticizes Employee Free Choice Act due to impact on Labor Arbitration

The Daily Labor Report had this story today about objections from labor law attorneys to the proposed Employee Free Choice Act: “The mandatory first contract arbitration provision of the proposed Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800/S. 1041) has a “constitutional problem” and if enacted will be challenged in court, a management attorney said June 10. … Continue reading Lawyer Criticizes Employee Free Choice Act due to impact on Labor Arbitration

What’s the Problem? (with the problems mediation tries to solve)

Len Riskin and Nancy Welsh recently posted a version of their article, “Is that All There is?  The ‘Problem’ in Court-Oriented Mediation.”  I gather from the taglines that it will be published in the George Mason Law Review later this year, and I look forward to seeing the final version. The question Len and Nancy … Continue reading What’s the Problem? (with the problems mediation tries to solve)

Nancy Rogers, Dean at Moritz College of Law to be Ohio Interim Attorney General

We, at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, are both proud and sad to announce today that a major leader in the ADR movement, our dean, Nancy Rogers, will serve as interim attorney general. She is still a member of our faculty, though, and has taken a leave from the university to serve … Continue reading Nancy Rogers, Dean at Moritz College of Law to be Ohio Interim Attorney General

Women Negotiating the Middle East Peace

As President Bush visited Israel last week on the occasion of Israel’s 60th Anniversary of its founding, the President and Israeli Prime Minister Olmert met to discuss prospects of working out a peace deal. The lead negotiators for each country–Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni–are both women. And, while the … Continue reading Women Negotiating the Middle East Peace

The Hall Street Decision – Professor Rau’s Rant

Alan Scott Rau recently posted his critique of the Supreme Court’s Hall Street Associates v. Mattel decision.  Perhaps, though, to call the article, entitled “Fear of Freedom,” a “critique” is to understate the fervency of Rau’s views.  It’s more like a well-organized, carefully-crafted rant.  Using words like “deeply unsatisfactory,” “appall[ing],” “hesitant and muddy,” and “grotesque,” … Continue reading The Hall Street Decision – Professor Rau’s Rant

ADR: The Federal Government’s Experience

I just read the recently-posted, to-be-published-somewhere empirical study of the use of ADR in the federal government in the late 1990s. Entitled, Dispute Resolution and the Vanishing Trial: Comparing Federal Government Litigation and ADR Outcomes, the study’s authors include Lisa Bingham, Tina Nabatchi, Jeff Senger, and Michael Scott Jackman. Their abstract reads: This study compares … Continue reading ADR: The Federal Government’s Experience