You may have heard about the new podcast, S-Town, from the producers of This American Life and Serial. They posted all seven chapters last week and, when I couldn’t sleep one night, I binged on it. It is great, IMHO. Mild spoiler alert, so you may want to read no further. The podcast is the … Continue reading S-Town
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 include negotiation, mediation, advocacy, … Continue reading 2017 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon
You may recall that Art wrote a post describing an excellent blog, Listen Like a Lawyer, curated by Emory Practice Professor Jennifer Romig. This blog focuses on a skill that is critically important for all law students, faculty, and legal professionals. Jennifer would love to have people write short guest blogs coming out of the … Continue reading Would You Like to Write a Guest Blog on Listening for Lawyers?
You may recall that, a year ago, I suggested that if Donald J. Trump was elected president, “we will undoubtedly replace Getting to Yes with Art of the Deal” in our negotiation courses. After his spectacular failure to get to enough “yeses” to enact the Republican health care bill, I’m starting to have second thoughts. … Continue reading Learning from Trump’s Negotiation Failure
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL) held its fifth annual conference and started with a series of snappy six-minute presentations about various topics in legal education including: ● alumni focus groups and pathway competencies ● Thurgood Marshall Law School’s resource site ● assessing professional identity formation ● building a community of legal professionals ● whether law schools … Continue reading Snappy Talks from the Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference
From FFOIs Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo: Dear Colleagues, The Annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference is a little over a month away and we are again collecting information for the annual Legal Educators’ Resource Share. We’re not certain, but we think this might be the 5th year for this event. This year’s … Continue reading Legal Educators’ Resource Share
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
A New York Times article with that headline observes that we are “in a political season when ethnic, racist and sexual slurs, not to mention general insults, seem to have become part of everyday chatter.” Dealing with offensive comments can be hard for people generally and there are particular challenges for dispute resolution professionals. The … Continue reading Lessons in the Delicate Art of Confronting Offensive Speech