Tag Archives: recent scholarship

A Case Study of Murphy’s Law in Missouri

Ben Trachtenberg, one of the sharpest faculty at my school, wrote this outstanding article analyzing what went wrong during the highly-publicized controversies at the University of Missouri in 2015.  Having lived through this painful conflict, Ben’s account seems extremely accurate – and brings up a lot of sad memories for me, reminding me of things … Continue reading A Case Study of Murphy’s Law in Missouri

Keet and Heavin on Why Litigation Risk Assessment is So Darn Important for Lawyers and Mediators – And How You Can Make Stone Soup With It

Michaela Keet and Heather Heavin (Saskatchewan), have been studying “litigation risk assessment” (LRA), something you probably teach using different names.  You probably emphasize the importance of analyzing BATNAs and preparing for negotiation and mediation, which are basic elements of LRA. Building on their own and others’ research, they developed a simple but comprehensive framework for practitioners … Continue reading Keet and Heavin on Why Litigation Risk Assessment is So Darn Important for Lawyers and Mediators – And How You Can Make Stone Soup With It

Symposium Articles on The First Amendment, The University, and Conflict

From my colleague, S.I. Strong: I am happy to announce the publication of the spring 2018 issue of the Journal of Dispute Resolution, which includes pieces from our symposium on The First Amendment, The University and Conflict. The articles will shortly be put on Westlaw and Lexis, but until then, you can download copies for … Continue reading Symposium Articles on The First Amendment, The University, and Conflict

ABA Conference Sessions You Might Enjoy

I love the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution annual conferences. They always put on a wide array of wonderful sessions and it’s a great time to connect with friends, old and new. As in the past, I am listing some sessions that particularly intrigue me.  This reflects my idiosyncratic tastes and it would be a … Continue reading ABA Conference Sessions You Might Enjoy

Three Easy Pieces

This post channels 60% of Jack Nicholson but without the chicken salad sandwich. It describes three short pieces that you might want to use in courses or continuing education programs. Overcoming Roadblocks to Settlement The first is an article entitled Overcoming Roadblocks to Reaching Settlement in Family Law Cases published in Family Advocate, the magazine … Continue reading Three Easy Pieces

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

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

Great Bibliography of Recent Empirical Research on ADR

From TFOI Jim Coben: Dear Colleagues, Beginning in summer 2013, Donna Steinstra and I have co-edited Research Insights, a regular column in the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Magazine (DRM).  Twice a year we choose 10-12 empirical research studies relevant to ADR professionals and publish the citation and abstract.  To compile the longer list from … Continue reading Great Bibliography of Recent Empirical Research on ADR

Stone Soup Mini-Course:  My Students and I Can Do This!

In a recent post in this mini-course, I highlighted several impressive studies relying on qualitative data.  This post follows up the one describing how you and your students can get great joy from doing Stone Soup interviews and focus groups. This post uses my research to demonstrate that qualitative studies are readily do-able by you … Continue reading Stone Soup Mini-Course:  My Students and I Can Do This!