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Creating Knowledge Together – Part 3:  Using A “Focus Group Class” in Any Course

In Part 2, I described how my interest in improving dispute resolution theory led to the development of the Stone Soup Project.  This part describes how my interest in improving legal education relates to this project.  It suggests ways that faculty can be creative in incorporating more of the real world into their teaching, particularly … Continue reading Creating Knowledge Together – Part 3:  Using A “Focus Group Class” in Any Course

Revised Stone Soup Documents

As I described in this recent post, we decided that the Stone Soup Dispute Resolution Knowledge Project would defer developing a centralized database but pursue the same goals in a decentralized stone soup project.  In particular, we still encourage faculty to assign students to collect qualitative data about actual dispute resolution practice, starting next year. … Continue reading Revised Stone Soup Documents

Creating Knowledge Together – Part 2

In a series of posts, particularly this one, I wrote that the University of Missouri had tentatively planned to develop a database of reports about actual cases.  As described in my post, Creating Knowledge Together, the underlying goal was for faculty, students, scholars, practitioners, educational institutions, and professional associations to collaborate to produce, disseminate, and … Continue reading Creating Knowledge Together – Part 2

National Academy of Arbitrators Gives Award to Rafael Gely for Arbitration Website

My colleague, Bob Bailey, just passed along the news that our colleague at the University of Missouri, Rafael Gely, just received the David Petersen Award from the National Academy of Arbitrators.  Rafael directs our Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and is a fabulous colleague and leader.  Here’s the announcement of the award, which … Continue reading National Academy of Arbitrators Gives Award to Rafael Gely for Arbitration Website

What Theory Do Practitioners Want?

At the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution conference last month, Rishi Batra, Noam Ebner, Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff, Sanda Kaufman, and I led a session entitled, “Making Negotiation Theory More Helpful for Practitioners.”  This session grew out of the Tower of Babel symposium last fall.  We presented some of our own thoughts about negotiation theory and spent … Continue reading What Theory Do Practitioners Want?

Resource Share Documents

From TFFOIs Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo: Hi everyone It was great catching up with so many of you are the ABA DR Section Conference in San Francisco.  Kudos to our colleagues Alyson Carrel and Kelly Olson (conference co-chairs) and outgoing Chair Nancy Welsh for putting on such a great event (and also to all … Continue reading Resource Share Documents

Photo Album – 2017 ABA SDR Conference

Continuing my tradition, I took photos of folks at the recent ABA Section of Dispute Resolution conference in San Francisco.  You can click here to see the photo collections I previously posted, along with an explanation of what they represent. Below, in no particular order, are pictures from this latest conference, which are limited to … Continue reading Photo Album – 2017 ABA SDR Conference

Stone Soup Case Database

You probably are familiar with the Stone Soup fable. Some travelers come to a village with only an empty cooking pot and they find that the villagers won’t share any food.  The travelers fill the pot with water, drop a large stone in it, and place it over a fire. One by one, villagers ask … Continue reading Stone Soup Case Database