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Charity Scott’s Reflections on Stone Soup

I have been getting in touch with lots of friends and colleagues encouraging them to consider using a Stone Soup assignment in one or more of their courses next year. Charity Scott, Georgia State, who used Stone Soup last year once in Negotiation and twice in Mediation, responded with this lovely email. “Nice to hear … Continue reading Charity Scott’s Reflections on Stone Soup

Stone Soup: Update on Faculty and Courses — And Invitation to Join the Team

Thanks to the Stone Soup faculty for providing information on their courses which I used to update the roster of the inaugural cohort of these pioneering faculty and their Stone Soup courses. Since we started the Project about a year ago, we have engaged almost 1000 students in 40 classes covering 12 subjects, taught by … Continue reading Stone Soup: Update on Faculty and Courses — And Invitation to Join the Team

Stone Soup Assessments: Farkas Arbitration, Tetunic Clinic, and Fowler, Keet & Baerg, and Newman & Roger Negotiation Courses

Here is a collection of more assessments of Stone Soup course assignments.  This again demonstrates how faculty have been creative in crafting a wide variety of learning experiences that fit their instructional goals and situations. Many colleagues wish they had students do these assignments earlier in the semester and discuss them in class.  Brian Farkas … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessments: Farkas Arbitration, Tetunic Clinic, and Fowler, Keet & Baerg, and Newman & Roger Negotiation Courses

Stone Soup Assessment:  Gemma Smyth’s Access to Justice Course

Gemma Smyth is the Externship Program Director for the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, in Canada, which has a long tradition of focusing on access to justice.  Windsor is so committed to this mission that it requires all students to take an Access to Justice course in their first semester. Gemma is one of … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessment:  Gemma Smyth’s Access to Justice Course

Stone Soup Assessment: Carrie Kaas’s Externship Course

It would be hard to be more enthusiastic about Stone Soup than Carolyn Wilkes (Carrie) Kaas, the Co-Director of Quinnipiac’s Center on Dispute Resolution, Director of Experiential Education, as well as Director of Concentration Programs in Family Law and Civil Advocacy and Dispute Resolution.  These days, she also teaches Quinnipiac’s Externship Program. Like a number … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessment: Carrie Kaas’s Externship Course

Stone Soup Assessment: A Tale of Four Mediation Courses, by Charlie Irvine, Jim Levin, Martha Simmons, and Doug Yarn

This post describes how Stone Soup pioneers used four different approaches in their mediation courses.  Once again, it demonstrates colleagues’ creativity and the great potential for Stone Soup. Charlie Irvine had 20 LLM / MSc students and he assigned them to interview a mediator about a recent case.  Students were required to write papers of … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessment: A Tale of Four Mediation Courses, by Charlie Irvine, Jim Levin, Martha Simmons, and Doug Yarn

Stone Soup Assessment: A Tale of Five ADR Courses, by Andrea Schneider, Bob Ackerman, Becky Jacobs, Doug Yarn, and Derrick Howard

This post describes five different approaches to using Stone Soup in ADR courses.  It reflects the incredible flexibility of this project and the creativity of faculty in tailoring Stone Soup assignments to fit their goals and circumstances.  Even when the assignments don’t work as planned, we can learn valuable lessons from these experiences. Andrea Schneider … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessment: A Tale of Five ADR Courses, by Andrea Schneider, Bob Ackerman, Becky Jacobs, Doug Yarn, and Derrick Howard

Stone Soup Assessment:  Rafael Gely’s Negotiation Course

I am extremely fortunate that Rafael Gely, the director of Missouri’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, has been my partner in developing the Stone Soup Project. A year ago, when I first emailed him about it, the subject line was “a crazy idea?”  Rafael’s immediate response was, “I love this idea!  (Of course … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessment:  Rafael Gely’s Negotiation Course

Stone Soup Assessment: Bob Dauber’s Evidence Course

Much legal education in the US is like telling someone how to ride a bike or having them read an instruction manual.  It’s important, but most people wouldn’t get very far if that’s all you did.  You could simply give them a bike and tell them to go, but that could lead to some sudden … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessment: Bob Dauber’s Evidence Course

Stone Soup Assessment: Stacey-Rae Simcox’s Trusts & Estates Course

Stacey-Rae Simcox, who is director of Stetson’s Veteran’s Advocacy Clinic, used a Stone Soup assignment in her Trusts & Estates course.  This is a great illustration of how faculty can use Stone Soup in almost any law school course, not just traditional ADR courses. As an extra-credit assignment, 45 out of 67 students conducted interviews … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessment: Stacey-Rae Simcox’s Trusts & Estates Course

Stone Soup Assessment: Peter Phillips’s Negotiation Course

Peter Phillips, the director of New York Law School’s ADR Skills Program, used Stone Soup in his negotiation course this semester. In his assessment, he wrote that the interview assignment was an excellent fit for his course, which helped students see in practice the theory they learned in class.  He told me that students enjoyed … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessment: Peter Phillips’s Negotiation Course