Richard Shell has asked me to post this job opening at the Legal Studies department at Wharton. They remain very interested in hiring someone from the negotiation and DR community and have attracted law professors in the past. THE WHARTON SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA FACULTY POSITION IN LAW The Legal Studies and Business … Continue reading Wharton Legal Studies Job
UC-Irvine is in the process of creating the first new public law school in California in several decades, and the formation of its faculty had been, for some time, the subject of considerable gossip within the legal academy. (If this doesn’t strike you as gossip-worthy, you obviously don’t spend your days inside the walls of … Continue reading UC-Irvine’s New Law Faculty
Have you written a will? Do you have a list (and pictures) of insurable items in your home? Probably not if you are typical. We don’t like to think about negative future events and so we avoid planning for them. Of course, that doesn’t actually solve the problem. Last weekend, I served on a panel … Continue reading Anticipating the Worst
Christopher Annunnziata, who blogs at ckamediation.com recently wrote a post entitled, “Is Court-Referred Mediation Fair?” My first instinct on reading any articles on fairness in court-connected mediation is to place them in this context of Nancy Welsh’s work and about Carrie Menkel-Meadow’s work. Nancy and Carrie have, to my mind, provided awfully thorough treatment of … Continue reading Fairness in court-affiliated mediation
Lela Love and Stawart Sterk recently published an article, Leaving More than Money: Mediation Clauses in Estate Planning Documents, 65 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 539 (2008). The abstract of their article reads: When probate disputes arise, an increasing number of courts have been referring those disputes to mediation. Estate planners, however, have been less … Continue reading Mediation, Probate, and Estate Planning
Art Hinshaw at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University announced the dates set for the next round of Works-in-Progress conference. It will be the weekend of October 24th and 25th. As Art said, “Join us and present your recent scholarship or works in progress, get feedback from colleagues, and learn … Continue reading Works-in-Progress Conference 2008
I read recently that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has voted to permit pilot projects aimed at developing alternative ways of processing EEO complaints. I have not read the details of the draft regulation. As I understand it, the principal motivation for the regulation is to encourage creativity and flexibility in the handling of these … Continue reading Alternatives to Alternatives: The EEOC’s Next Experiments
A few weeks ago, Marquette Law School hosted the groundbreaking on a new law school building (in the slideshow, note the really cute picture of our DR program manager Natalie Fleury with her two kids!). I have been working with the architects as part of faculty committees and the technology committee to really think about … Continue reading Law School Building of the Future?