Tag Archives: skills and techniques

Snappy Talks from the Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference

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

Legal Educators’ Resource Share

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

Presentation at St. John’s DSD Seminar on Overcoming Barriers to Implementation of PEDR Systems

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

Lessons in the Delicate Art of Confronting Offensive Speech

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

Law Firm Uses “SmartPaTH” to Manage Cases and Satisfy Clients

The ABA Journal profiled Cleveland-based law firm Thompson Hine and its managing partner, Deborah Z. Read, highlighting their “SmartPaTH” process to manage cases and satisfy clients. This is part of the Journal’s “Legal Rebel” series.  It is both amusing and sad that these ideas would seem radical, especially these days. Here’s the description of the … Continue reading Law Firm Uses “SmartPaTH” to Manage Cases and Satisfy Clients

Training Law Students to be Leaders

I recently talked with Nancy Rogers, one of the pioneers in our field, who is living her version of what I have called “unbundled retirement.” Nancy described Ohio State’s Program on Law and Leadership, which she directs along with program coordinator Mary Rose Sullivan. I was particularly intrigued by Nancy’s description of leadership embodied in … Continue reading Training Law Students to be Leaders

Extensive Collection of Resources for Experiential Learning

Thanks to this post on the Best Practices in Legal Education blog, I learned about an impressive effort by Brian Sites (Barry University) to collect all the resources on experiential learning he could find. Here’s the link where you can download his document. You will see that he includes cites to the LEAPS Project, which … Continue reading Extensive Collection of Resources for Experiential Learning