In June, Rafael Gely and I, the co-directors of the Stone Soup Project, decided to shift our approach from our original plan of a centralized database to a decentralized set of experimental efforts to produce knowledge about actual practice – aka letting a thousand chefs cook. I recently talked with many of the faculty who have … Continue reading Stone Soup: A Thousand Great Chefs
Recently, Susan Yates and I conducted mediation trainings on behalf of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Office of Mediation and Arbitration, and the University of New Hampshire, School of Law. As part of the trainings, we collected survey data and focus-group-like comments from the … Continue reading Stone Soup: Takeaways From New Hampshire Mediation Training
Recently, Susan Yates and I conducted mediation trainings on behalf of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Office of Mediation and Arbitration, and the University of New Hampshire, School of Law. As part of the trainings, we collected survey data and focus-group-like comments from the … Continue reading Stone Soup: Model for Gathering Data at Continuing Education Programs
This post is to let people know about upcoming plans for the Stone Soup Project. Faculty have been using Stone Soup in their courses this semester and generally have had very positive experiences. I will start posting people’s brief assessments of their experiences to help colleagues plan Stone Soup for your courses next semester. This … Continue reading Stone Soup: Planting Seeds for Next Year
As a girl scout at heart, I like to make new friends and keep the old ones. So I really enjoyed the AALS ADR Section Works-in-Progress Conference originated by Andrea Schneider and hosted this year at Arizona State under the able leadership of Art Hinshaw with assistance by Gabriel Velez and Roselle Wissler. It was … Continue reading What Is the Stone Soup(s) Project Really About?
Stacey-Rae Simcox (Stetson) is using a Stone Soup assignment in her trusts and estates course. The extra-credit assignment is for students to interview someone who has been involved in a significant estate settlement. It adapts the Stone Soup model assignment by suggesting a very useful list of questions about things one might ask about the … Continue reading Stone Soup Assignments: Part 3
After I attended the orientation on Friday for the LLM Program at my school, I sent an email to the students suggesting some resources that they might be interested in. It occurred to me that other faculty may want to send a similar message to your students. I adapted the message, below, and you may … Continue reading Message for Students Interested in ADR
Today’s edition features Bob Dauber’s (Arizona State) assessment of the negotiation course he taught this summer and plans for his evidence course this fall. Evidence Course Bob wrote, “I recently started teaching evidence in the fall semester. I usually have over 90 students in that class, and I offer them an extra credit assignment: to … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessments & Assignments: Bob Dauber’s Negotiation and Evidence Courses