Tag Archives: employment

Important Employment Arbitration Cases in the Supreme Court

Although I am not an arbitration guy, even I generally know about the US Supreme Court’s bizarre interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act to shut people out of court. Stanford Law Professor David Freeman Engstrom wrote a useful op-ed in the New York Times explaining why three cases argued in the Supreme Court today are … Continue reading Important Employment Arbitration Cases in the Supreme Court

Where the “Puck” is Going – And What Faculty Should Do to Help Students Get There

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

Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 4

This conversation began with my questioning Heather Kulp about her series of posts in which she critiqued what she saw as some fallacies about ADR jobs.   Heather responded, reflecting her sense of obligation to help students interested in ADR to get jobs. When we last left the conversation, I started by identifying things I … Continue reading Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 4

Wanted: Director of ABA Section of Dispute Resolution

Nancy Welsh, Chair-Elect of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, sent the following job announcement for the Section Director, which is based in Washington DC. ORGANIZATION: The Section of Dispute Resolution is the principal home within the American Bar Association for lawyers and non-lawyer associate members engaged in all facets of dispute resolution—as third party … Continue reading Wanted: Director of ABA Section of Dispute Resolution

Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 3

Last week, I posted Heather’s latest contribution to our conversation about ADR Careers.  Here’s my response. _______ Thanks for all your kind words, Heather.  You give me way too much credit.  But why argue? Indeed, let me summarize some of the things I think we agree about.  First, we both want to help law students … Continue reading Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 3

Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 2

Awake readers will recall that Michael posted a series of posts by  Heather Kulp about giving advice to students about developing ADR careers and that I wrote a response to Heather to start a conversation.  (The links to Heather’s original posts are in my response.)  Back from winter break, here’s Heather’s response. _______________ John, It’s … Continue reading Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 2

US Supreme Court Fellowship Application Deadline – Nov. 6

My colleague S.I. Strong posted the following announcement: The application process for the US Supreme Court Fellowship is open until Friday, November 6, 2015. The Fellows program is open to both junior and mid-career applicants.   An article describing the daily duties of a US Supreme Court Fellow and the application process was recently published in … Continue reading US Supreme Court Fellowship Application Deadline – Nov. 6

SDNY Invalidates Class Waiver for FLSA Claim

Earlier this month, the NLRB ruled that employers may not require employees to consent to the waiver of class rights as part of an employment arbitration agreement. The NLRB’s rationale was that the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Norris-LaGuardia Act guarantee employees the right to enforce their provisions through collective action. Now, in Sutherland … Continue reading SDNY Invalidates Class Waiver for FLSA Claim