Justice Kavanaugh’s Good Analysis of Confidentiality

On January 19, the Supreme Court rejected former President Trump’s request to block release of some of his White House records to the Congressional January 6 Committee.  In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeals’s decision authorizing release of the documents.  The Court of Appeals ruled that the right to waive … Continue reading Justice Kavanaugh’s Good Analysis of Confidentiality

George Siedel’s Book on Pedagogy

Michigan Business School Emeritus Professor George Siedel recently published a book you might want to read – Seven Essentials for Business Success: Lessons from Legendary Professors.  Although it focuses on teaching in business schools, it provides insights relevant to pedagogy in higher education more generally. The book takes readers into the classrooms of award-winning professors … Continue reading George Siedel’s Book on Pedagogy

Aronovsky on Adhesion Arbitration

Ron Aronovsky (Southwestern) has just published “Starting Over: Letting States Regulate Adhesion Arbitration Agreements” in the Syracuse Law Review. The abstract: The explosive growth of adhesion arbitration—mandatory arbitration clauses in adhesion contracts—throughout today’s economy compromises access to justice for millions of Americans. This widespread use of adhesion arbitration stems from a series of U.S. Supreme … Continue reading Aronovsky on Adhesion Arbitration

More Covid PIEs and the Alice-in-Wonderland Supreme Court Decision Endangering Workers

This is a sequel to my post last week, My Covid Perceived Injurious Experiences (PIE).  It describes more PIEs and critiques the Supreme Court’s ghastly decision blocking implementation of the OSHA regulation protecting employees of large employers. I wanted to publish my post last week to express perspectives that a lot of people share and … Continue reading More Covid PIEs and the Alice-in-Wonderland Supreme Court Decision Endangering Workers

ADR Scholarship Projects (Winter 2021-22)

Thanks to BFOI Peter Reilly (Texas A&M) for gathering this winter’s compilation of current ADR scholarship projects: Kelly Browe-Olson (University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law) In progress: Family Dispute Resolution Handbook, co-edited with Peter Salem for Oxford University Press, Including Intimate Partner Violence and FDR, co-written with Nancy Ver Steegh … Continue reading ADR Scholarship Projects (Winter 2021-22)

Short Pieces You Might Want to Read

Peter Reilly’s call for updates on our scholarship prompted me to create the following lists of short articles and blog posts I wrote this year.  You might want to read some or see if any would fit into your syllabi as required or recommended readings addressing your teaching goals. The following pieces focus directly on … Continue reading Short Pieces You Might Want to Read

Wanted: Public Officials with Emotional Intelligence

It was front-page news in the New York Times that NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams said that emotional intelligence is his “No. 1 criteria” for selecting top officials in his administration.  He decided that top administration officials must be filled by the “emotionally intelligent,” deliberately downplaying more commonplace credentials, like academic achievement and government experience. … … Continue reading Wanted: Public Officials with Emotional Intelligence