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Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding

Earlier, I posted drafts of the articles from the Missouri’s Tower of Babel symposium last fall.  My introductory essay synthesizes insights from the symposium. The following is the conclusion from that essay, without footnotes. Our current negotiation theory needs improvement.  As we develop better negotiation theory, we should start by appreciating the valuable work that … Continue reading Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding

Drafts of Tower of Babel Symposium Articles

I am pleased to share with you drafts of the articles from Missouri’s symposium last fall, Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding. Clicking on the titles below will take you to the abstracts with more information about each piece as well as a link to the articles … Continue reading Drafts of Tower of Babel Symposium Articles

A Model Dispute Resolution Firm

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

What is Negotiation, Anyway?

I know, I know.  This sounds like another one of my dumb questions. Actually, it is surprisingly difficult.  Consider the following activities. Kids trading baseball cards, parents promising children ice cream if they finish eating their veggies, large groups of friends ordering dinner at a Chinese restaurant, families planning a vacation, tourists haggling at a … Continue reading What is Negotiation, Anyway?

Documents for the Cool Course Assignment

Last month, I wrote a post encouraging you to consider using  a cool assignment in your courses in which students would interview lawyers about an actual negotiation or other matter. This assignment has several benefits.  First, it gives students experience learning about actual negotiations that lawyers have conducted, advancing the goal of preparing students for real-world … Continue reading Documents for the Cool Course Assignment

Do You Want to Engage Students More in Class? Consider Prohibiting Laptops.

Pace Law Professor Darren Rosenblum published an op-ed in the New York Times describing his experiences with and without laptops in his classroom. He wrote, “When I started teaching, I assumed my ‘fun’ class, sexuality and the law, full of contemporary controversy, would prove gripping to the students.  One day, I provoked them with a … Continue reading Do You Want to Engage Students More in Class? Consider Prohibiting Laptops.

A Cool Course Assignment for Next Semester — and A Scholarship Opportunity

Tis one of the least fun seasons of the year for faculty:  Time to grade stacks of exams and papers.  While it is exciting to see signs that some of our wards have learned a lot from our instructional efforts, it is depressing to see evidence raising doubts that we inhabit the same galaxy as … Continue reading A Cool Course Assignment for Next Semester — and A Scholarship Opportunity

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