This post describes CLE presentations I gave for the Texas Bar. It provides material for participants at the program and is another illustration of how people can use the Stone Soup Project idea of using continuing education programs to produce and share knowledge about actual practice. I previously tested this approach in two days of … Continue reading Stone Soup: Texas Bar Program for Lawyers and Mediators on Planned Early Negotiation
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
As a girl scout at heart, I like to make new friends and keep the old ones. So I really enjoyed the AALS ADR Section Works-in-Progress Conference originated by Andrea Schneider and hosted this year at Arizona State under the able leadership of Art Hinshaw with assistance by Gabriel Velez and Roselle Wissler. It was … Continue reading What Is the Stone Soup(s) Project Really About?
Recently, all-around mensch David Hoffman, the founder of the Boston Law Collaborative, circulated a note about his firm’s new website with the following description of the firm. “Boston Law Collaborative is a multidisciplinary law firm devoted to conflict resolution and the practice of collaborative law. Our goal is to save our clients time, money, and … Continue reading A Model Dispute Resolution Firm
Following up the Tower of Babel Symposium this month, there will be a program at the ABA SDR conference next April entitled, “Making Negotiation Theory More Helpful for Practitioners.” We want to include a practitioner on the panel and we asked Wayne Brazil if he would join us. Wayne served as a magistrate judge in … Continue reading Tower of Babel Symposium Bonus – Conversation with Wayne Brazil
From my colleague, S.I. Strong: Young OGEMID (a listserve for junior specialists in international arbitration) is holding its fourth “virtual” symposium, this time on lateral moves/hires in international arbitration. Virtual symposia are conducted entirely by email, so people can follow the discussion as closely as they want (or not). This format is also very interactive, since listserve members can pose questions directly to the speakers. … Continue reading Virtual Symposium: “Move It! Lateral Hires in International Arbitration”
Peter Benner and I will do a free webinar on Thursday, July 28, at 3 pm Eastern Time, entitled Streamlining Disputes: The Mediator as Case Manager. Although it’s free, you have to register for it. This webinar is sponsored by the International and Commercial Sections of the Association for Conflict Resolution.
At the ABA SDR conference this year, Cynthia Alkon, Noam Ebner, Lydia Nussbaum and I did a session at the Legal Educators Colloquium entitled Preparing Students for the Future of Dispute Resolution: Skating to “Where the Puck Is Going, Not Where It’s Been.” (I worried that no one would show up because it was … Continue reading Where the “Puck” is Going – And What Faculty Should Do to Help Students Get There