You’ve Got @greement–Email Negotiation Advice

This past semester, my students participated in an email negotiation with students from Hastings & Boalt law schools which turned out to be quite interesting for them and for me reading their journals afterwards.  It is always lovely to write an article–it’s even nicer to see that what you write might actually be happening in reality as … Continue reading You’ve Got @greement–Email Negotiation Advice

Another Call for Papers – New Directions in ADR Theory, Teaching, and Practice

Another call for papers, this one is from our friends at Washington University in St. Louis.  The call for papers, almost in its entirety, is below: In fall 2007, the Washington University School of Law Clinical Education Program sponsored a very successful scholarship roundtable on New Directions in Clinical Theory, Teaching, and Practice. Papers from … Continue reading Another Call for Papers – New Directions in ADR Theory, Teaching, and Practice

Request for Proposals – The Economic Crisis and Conflict Resolution

Our friends at UNLV are blog worthy again, this time with a request for proposals.  The RFP is in its entirety below. The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the Boyd School of Law, UNLV, together with a consortium of local practitioners, is putting together a conference for February 12-13, 2010 that is tentatively entitled: … Continue reading Request for Proposals – The Economic Crisis and Conflict Resolution

American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force Recommends Use of ADR

As reported in the April edition of the Resolution System Institute’s Court ADR Connection e-newsletter (a great e-newsletter devoted to information on Court ADR)  A report recently released by the American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force on Discovery includes a recommendation that courts should “raise thepossibility” of pre-trial mediation and other ADR processes, and … Continue reading American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force Recommends Use of ADR

Len Riskin – webcast of Saltman Lecture

Jean Sternlight just sent around the following announcement about Len Riskin’s recent visit to UNLV: The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at UNLV Boyd School of Law was recently privileged to host Professor Leonard Riskin (U. Florida) as our annual Saltman Lecturer.  Len’s topic was:  “Awareness in Dispute Resolution and Law.”  He explored how mindfulness … Continue reading Len Riskin – webcast of Saltman Lecture

An SEC Commissioner opposes mandatory arbitration

My great friend and former colleague, Barbara Black (Cincinatti), is attending the 15th Institute of Law and Economic Policy (ILEP) conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on “Recoveries for Victims of Securities Fraud.”  While she blogged generally about the conference here, she reported to me privately that Elisse Walter, the keynote speaker and a current Commissioner of … Continue reading An SEC Commissioner opposes mandatory arbitration

Searle Civil Justice Institute Finds Consumer Arbitration Fair

The Searle Civil Justice Institute recently added further evidence to inform the ongoing debate about the benefits and drawbacks of consumer arbitration. The March 2009 preliminary report, which reviewed 301 consumer arbitration cases administered by AAA, makes a number of findings: “The upfront cost of arbitration for consumer claimants in cases administered by the AAA … Continue reading Searle Civil Justice Institute Finds Consumer Arbitration Fair