Tag Archives: mediation

Stone Soup Assessment: A Tale of Four Mediation Courses, by Charlie Irvine, Jim Levin, Martha Simmons, and Doug Yarn

This post describes how Stone Soup pioneers used four different approaches in their mediation courses.  Once again, it demonstrates colleagues’ creativity and the great potential for Stone Soup. Charlie Irvine had 20 LLM / MSc students and he assigned them to interview a mediator about a recent case.  Students were required to write papers of … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessment: A Tale of Four Mediation Courses, by Charlie Irvine, Jim Levin, Martha Simmons, and Doug Yarn

Stone Soup:  Takeaways From New Hampshire Mediation Training

Recently, Susan Yates and I conducted mediation trainings on behalf of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Office of Mediation and Arbitration, and the University of New Hampshire, School of Law. As part of the trainings, we collected survey data and focus-group-like comments from the … Continue reading Stone Soup:  Takeaways From New Hampshire Mediation Training

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

Fordham’s International Mediation and Arbitration Conferences

From TFOI Jackie Nolan-Haley: Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to invite you to Fordham Law School’s annual ADR Symposium, “International Commercial Mediation: How Culture and Regulation are Affecting the Business and the Practice of Mediation” on November 16, 2017.  You may also be interested in our international arbitration conference which will be held the following … Continue reading Fordham’s International Mediation and Arbitration Conferences

Request for Information for Mediation Week, October 15-21

From Tom Valenti: I am working with the ABA Mediation Committee gathering information for its website relative to Mediation Week, October 15-21, 2017. We are listing all activities on the Mediation Week website. In the past the activities have included those sponsored by bar associations, mediation providers, academic institutions, and any other organizations that are … Continue reading Request for Information for Mediation Week, October 15-21

2017 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

From WFOI Elayne Greenberg: The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s School of Law and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) invite you to participate in the ninth annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon, a competition of competence in the dispute resolution field. The triathlon is the first and only competition to … Continue reading 2017 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

Busting Mediation Myths Using Neuroscience

Jill Tanz, JD, and Martha McClintock, PhD, just started a Mediation Myth Busters blog to explain how applying neuroscience concepts can improve mediation. They recently co-authored an article, The Physiologic Stress Response During Mediation, 32 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 29 (2017). They plan to add posts about once a month to cover topics … Continue reading Busting Mediation Myths Using Neuroscience

To SIRs (Lela Love and Dwight Golann) With Love

From GFOI Hal Abramson: Dear Friends and Colleagues: This past weekend the Board of Governors selected International Academy of Mediators (IAM)’s new Scholars in Residence (SIR) in light of the fact that our current wonderful scholar, Hal Abramson, is at the end of his tenure with us.  Thanks to Hal we have established a durable … Continue reading To SIRs (Lela Love and Dwight Golann) With Love