Diversity in ADR is an important topic of late. For example, it has been the subject of numerous conversations on listservs, at conferences, and between in-house and external counsel. Providers such as JAMS and the AAA have rolled out key initiatives designed to promote diversity–some of them years before Jay-Z made headlines when he claimed … Continue reading The African Promise
I am delighted to post here that I have been named the first director of Marquette’s new Institute for Women’s Leadership. Here is proof that research can lead to action! The announcement is here. And I’m looking forward to supporting more innovative, cross-disciplinary research and programming that I hope will make a difference on … Continue reading Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette
From Harrie Samaras, immediate past chair of the Section of Dispute Resolution: It’s being taught by over 20 of the leading arbitrators and arbitration advocates in the country. It will teach new arbitrators the skills needed to become good arbitrators and experienced arbitrators will learn how to become great arbitrators. It will teach new arbitration … Continue reading Top Six Reasons to Attend the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute on March 9-10
From my colleague, S.I. Strong: In about six weeks’ time (Oct. 17-19), the University of Missouri will host the American Society of Comparative Law’s Annual Meeting. The theme of the meeting is “Comparative Law and International Dispute Resolution Processes,” and panelists will be addressing a variety of DR mechanisms in cross-border contexts. In addition to … Continue reading Symposium / Conference on Comparative Law and International Dispute Resolution at Missouri, Oct. 17-19
On Tuesday September 10, 2019, Lainey Feingold will deliver The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s 2019 Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution: Forget the Shark and be a Dolphin: Advancing client rights and interests with collaborative negotiating tools. Here is the description from OSU’s website. Lainey will share the tools and strategies that have … Continue reading Lainey Feingold to Deliver OSU’s 2019 Lawrence Lecture
That’s essentially the provocative, and ultimately persuasive, message from Andrea Schneider’s latest article: What’s Sex Got to Do With it: Questioning Research on Gender & Negotiation Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2019 available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3433926 Central to her thesis is the (in my view correct) observation that most research on negotiation and gender … Continue reading Gender & Negotiation: What if the question(s) were wrong?
Consider the benefits of writing a book. Of course, there may be benefits to you personally, such as enhancing your reputation and advancing your career. By writing a book, you have the opportunity to share your ideas with a larger and wider range of readers than with law review articles. There also are potential benefits … Continue reading Would You Like to Write a Book – and Support the ABA?
As you are likely aware, the US and China are embroiled in a trade war levying tariffs on an assortment of goods that travel between the two countries. Today Bloomberg reports that one of the major barriers to resolving this agreement is President’s Trump’s reputation. After a weekend of confusing signals, Trump’s credibility has become … Continue reading Reputation Matters – the Real World Edition
I am thrilled that so many people already have expressed interest in participating in the Theory-of-Change Symposium described in recent posts. So far, 26 people said that they will write a piece and 10 more people are considering doing so. I expect that others will participate as well. These include faculty, practitioners, directors of mediation … Continue reading Contributions to the Theory-of-Change Symposium
Every year I do my best to keep track of faculty moves and the like and post them here to spread the news. We’re light on moves again this year, but we have several interesting interim appointments. As I say every year, it’s entirely possible that I’m missing something that should be on the list. … Continue reading Comings, Goings, and Other Milestones – 2019 edition
Steve Goldberg, Nancy Rogers, and I recently finished the Seventh Edition of Dispute Resolution: Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration and Other Processes. In the course of our revision, we identified several questions that we thought may have significance in the dispute resolution field. Please take a look and, if you are inspired to write a response, please … Continue reading Identifying Questions for the Future of the Field
I invite you to participate in Theory-of-Change blog symposium. I recently posted pieces listing various goals that people in our community have had, strategies that some have used, and reflections on the process of considering these issues for our field. I invited academics, practitioners, administrators, and researchers, among others, in the US and other countries … Continue reading Invitation to Participate in the Theory-of-Change Blog Symposium