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Kiser’s Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer

I was really pleased to meet Randall Kiser at last year’s ABA conference.  I was very impressed by his important study (co-authored with Martin Asher and Blakeley McShane), Let’s Not Make a Deal: An Empirical Examination of Decision Making in Unsuccessful Negotiations.  The top-line finding was that in 85.5% of cases, parties went to trial … Continue reading Kiser’s Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer

Missouri Symposium on the First Amendment on Campus & Dispute Resolution

You are cordially invited to Missouri’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Annual Symposium, to be held on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Columbia, Missouri, on the topic “The First Amendment on Campus:  Identifying Best Practices for Managing and Resolving Disputes.”  Almost weekly, events on our nation’s campuses vividly demonstrate conflicting attitudes about the … Continue reading Missouri Symposium on the First Amendment on Campus & Dispute Resolution

Call for Papers: Conflict Resolution Quarterly

Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict resolution and ADR fields.  Conflict Resolution Quarterly is sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution. This call for papers is designed to elicit a thoughtful examination of the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities facing the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution … Continue reading Call for Papers: Conflict Resolution Quarterly

Tips for Writing

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens wrote a column, Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed Columnists, which may be of interest to faculty and students.  Although there are some differences between academic papers and op-ed columns, some of the same principles apply to both.  (Click the title of this post to access the link to the article.)

Invitation to Join Conversation About Conflict Engagement in a Divided Nation

From WFOI Noam Ebner: Friends, I’d like to share the link to a conversation developing on ADRHub, and invite you to join in. Initially a dialog between Bernie Mayer and Gail Bingham, this interaction is developing into an open conversation around a topic that is of deep concern to many of us.  Captioned ‘Conflict Intervention … Continue reading Invitation to Join Conversation About Conflict Engagement in a Divided Nation

Published Versions of Tower of Babel Symposium Articles

Here are the published versions of the articles from Missouri’s symposium last year, 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 for most of the articles as well as a link to the articles themselves. … Continue reading Published Versions of Tower of Babel Symposium Articles

Dealing with Causes as Well as Symptoms of Law Students’ and Lawyers’ Lack of Well-Being

The National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being just issued its report, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being:  Practical Recommendations for Positive Change. It’s a thoughtful, constructive effort to address problems that lawyers face in practice and to promote their well-being.  It deals with serious issues including substance abuse, mental health problems, and suicide.  It includes recommendations … Continue reading Dealing with Causes as Well as Symptoms of Law Students’ and Lawyers’ Lack of Well-Being

Stone Soup Assignments: Part 3

Stacey-Rae Simcox (Stetson) is using a Stone Soup assignment in her trusts and estates course.  The extra-credit assignment is for students to interview someone who has been involved in a significant estate settlement.  It adapts the Stone Soup model assignment by suggesting a very useful list of questions about things one might ask about the … Continue reading Stone Soup Assignments: Part 3