As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary. It may seem odd that I advocate for more disagreements in a blog named Indisputably. But that’s exactly what I’m doing. Actually, just more good disagreements. Dying Art of Disagreement This post riffs on a column by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, … Continue reading In Praise of (Good) Disagreements
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
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
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
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