Tag Archives: dispute system design

Symposium Articles on The First Amendment, The University, and Conflict

From my colleague, S.I. Strong: I am happy to announce the publication of the spring 2018 issue of the Journal of Dispute Resolution, which includes pieces from our symposium on The First Amendment, The University and Conflict. The articles will shortly be put on Westlaw and Lexis, but until then, you can download copies for … Continue reading Symposium Articles on The First Amendment, The University, and Conflict

The New Handshake:  Using ODR to Create Value for Consumers and Businesses

I recently joined the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Publications Board, which recruits people to write books, reviews book proposals, and oversees the Section’s bookselling operation.  If you might want to write a book for the Section, you can contact Pub Board chair Rebecca Price and/or vice-chair Andy Little. I came to appreciate the importance … Continue reading The New Handshake:  Using ODR to Create Value for Consumers and Businesses

Kristen Blankley: Restorative Justice in Nebraska

From WFOI Kristen Blankley: Associate Professor Kristen Blankley (Nebraska) has an update on new restorative justice programs in Nebraska.  Currently, these programs are working with youth offenders, culminating in a victim/youth conference (similar, but not the same as a mediation).  Cases are coming into the program from three sources: 1) directly from schools, 2) on … Continue reading Kristen Blankley: Restorative Justice in Nebraska

Conversation Between Julie Macfarlane and Woody Mosten about Unbundling and Self-Represented Litigants

Recently, I did a post about a new book that Forrest (“Woody”) Mosten co-authored about unbundled legal services. Woody just sent me a link to a podcast conversation he had with our friend, Dr. Julie Macfarlane, the director of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP).  In this podcast, entitled “Back to the Future of Legal … Continue reading Conversation Between Julie Macfarlane and Woody Mosten about Unbundling and Self-Represented Litigants

Stone Soup, Reflective Practice, Action Research, and Social Justice

Some questions for law professors:  Why did you go to law school?  Why did you decide to go into academia?  What do you want to accomplish in your work?  What do you hope for your students? In this post, I give my answers to these questions, which I think will resonate for many readers of … Continue reading Stone Soup, Reflective Practice, Action Research, and Social Justice

Missouri Symposium on Managing Disputes About Speech on Campus

Missouri’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution recently held our annual symposium in coordination with our Journal of Dispute Resolution.  The symposium, entitled “The First Amendment on Campus: Identifying Principles for Best Practices for Managing and Resolving Disputes,” was organized by Professors Bob Jerry and Chris Wells.  They specialize, respectively, in insurance law and … Continue reading Missouri Symposium on Managing Disputes About Speech on Campus

Lessons From the ABA’s Excellent Report on Mediator Techniques

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Task Force on Research on Mediator Techniques recently released an excellent report really worth reading.  It should be of value to anyone interested in mediation.  It also provides useful lessons about what we can learn about ADR from empirical research. Superstar ADR empirical researcher Roselle Wissler is the principal … Continue reading Lessons From the ABA’s Excellent Report on Mediator Techniques

Presentation at St. John’s DSD Seminar on Overcoming Barriers to Implementation of PEDR Systems

This week I gave a talk by skype to EFOI Elayne Greenberg’s Dispute System Design Seminar through St. John’s Hon. Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution.  This year-long honors seminar is described as follows. “The 3L Carey Center Fellows in the seminar use a textbook, and explore real-life examples, that introduce the core elements … Continue reading Presentation at St. John’s DSD Seminar on Overcoming Barriers to Implementation of PEDR Systems

Global Pound Conference, Papal Encyclical on the Environment, and Cyberweek

We have such an incredible group of people in our community doing wonderful work in so many different areas. Forty years ago, at the 1976 Pound Conference, Frank Sander proposed the multi-door courthouse.  Before then, mediation and arbitration had been widely used in the labor context for decades but there wasn’t much else going on … Continue reading Global Pound Conference, Papal Encyclical on the Environment, and Cyberweek

How to Reach “Level Two Maturity” in Handling Civil Disputes

In June, John Kiernan gave a talk in which he argued that the ADR field has reached a first level of maturity but “ADR remains far short of its full, what might be called ‘level two maturity.’”  He gave the talk at a luncheon of Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, where he … Continue reading How to Reach “Level Two Maturity” in Handling Civil Disputes