A Fourth U.S. Supreme Court Arbitration Case This Year

Today, the Supreme Court granted cert in a FOURTH arbitration case.  Many years have passed since the Court granted cert in this many arbitration cases.  The case, Vaden v. Discover Bank, 07-0773, will answer an important question about federal courts’ jurisdiction over disputes subject to an arbitration agreement that do not raise a federal question … Continue reading A Fourth U.S. Supreme Court Arbitration Case This Year

“Peace in the Desert” Lecture Series Webcasts Now Available

Jean Sternlight at UNLV recently sent out an announcement that they have just posted webcasts of some of their recent “Peace in the Desert” lectures. http://www.law.unlv.edu/media_Events.html Among the speakers are:  John Paul Lederach, Professor of International Peacebuilding, The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peacebuilding, University of Notre Dame: “The Moral Imagination: The Art and … Continue reading “Peace in the Desert” Lecture Series Webcasts Now Available

Why American Companies Resolve Disputes Outside of Litigation

On March 8, the National Arbitration Forum blog reported that Fullbright and Jaworski conducted a survey of American companies which revealed that, “in recent years, American companies of all sizes have become less reliant on outside counsel.” See http://arbitration-forum.blogspot.com/2008_03_01_archive.html While the NAF bloggers speculate that the popularity of arbitration may be behind this change, it … Continue reading Why American Companies Resolve Disputes Outside of Litigation

Dispute Systems Design Symposium at Harvard Law School – Part 2

Yesterday, I provided a link to the live blogging going on at the DSD symposium at Harvard Law School, and I erroneously linked only to the blog associated with yesterday afternoon’s panel on DSD in organizational settings.  The live blogging takes place on a session-by-session basis, and the general portal is found at http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/hnmcp/2008/03/03/.  Today’s panels … Continue reading Dispute Systems Design Symposium at Harvard Law School – Part 2

Dispute Systems Design Symposium at Harvard Law School

Today and tomorrow, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review is hosting an enormous symposium exploring various aspects of Dispute Systems Design.My understanding is that they will be posting web-based video of at least some of the presentations, and I will post a link to those when they become available.  I am sitting in the audience, and … Continue reading Dispute Systems Design Symposium at Harvard Law School

Saturday Night Live, Gender Negotiations, and the New “Black”

This week, in what can only be described as exquisite and rare good luck, we discussed gender differences in negotiation in the same week that Tina Fey made a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. First, for some background, students in my workshop had the Casino case to negotiate out of class in which a … Continue reading Saturday Night Live, Gender Negotiations, and the New “Black”

Customers’ Perceptions of (Un)fairness in Securities Arbitration

Professors Jill Gross and Barbara Black recently submitted Perceptions of Fairness of Securities Arbitration: An Empirical Study to the Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration.  The study is based on survey responses received from customers (comprising approximately 45% of those responding), corporate representatives of securities brokerage firms and persons associated with the firms (22%) and lawyers … Continue reading Customers’ Perceptions of (Un)fairness in Securities Arbitration