Problems with Teaching “Integrative” Negotiation

Debra Berman wrote Is Our Over-Emphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy Falling Short of Reality?, which prompted responses by Art Hinshaw and Carrie Menkel-Meadow as well as others on the DRLE listserv. My answer to Debra’s question is that our over-emphasis on integrative negotiation pedagogy does fall short of reality.  We know that much – probably … Continue reading Problems with Teaching “Integrative” Negotiation

ADR Diversity Panel for Students TOMORROW, November 19

From PFOI Robyn Weinstein: The Brooklyn Law School Student Organizations OUTLaws and APALSA are hosting a free ADR Diversity Panel tomorrow, November 19, 2020 from 12:40 pm – 1:50 pm. The purpose of this panel is to provide insight for future practicing attorneys on how to begin, develop, and thrive in the ADR field. Specifically, … Continue reading ADR Diversity Panel for Students TOMORROW, November 19

ODR through the Lens of A2J: Who Benefits?

My indefatigable colleague, Amy Schmitz, recently gave an important presentation, “ODR through the Lens of A2J: Who Benefits?” which examined ODR’s successes and failures in advancing justice. Yale Law Professor Judith Resnik provided a commentary. This presentation was sponsored by the Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop.  Click here to watch the video.  [But first click on … Continue reading ODR through the Lens of A2J: Who Benefits?

Menkel-Meadow on the Overemphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy

Yesterday DR field titan Carrie Menkel-Meadow (UC-Irvine) contributed to this conversation on the listserv.  Cross posting it here for posterity.  Enjoy. If I may be so bold as to say, as one of the “mothers” of integrative bargaining (actually problem solving in my lexicon), anyone who reads my texts (with Andrea Schneider, Lela Love, Jean … Continue reading Menkel-Meadow on the Overemphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy

The Over-Emphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy

The indefatigable Debra Berman (South Texas) raised an interesting issue on the listserv, which has been posted here, asking if we are doing our students a disservice by over-emphasizing integrative bargaining in our negotiation courses.  Her question is reminiscent of questions raised by James J. While, Gerald Wetlaufer, and Russell Korobkin among other over the … Continue reading The Over-Emphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy

Tools for Difficult Post-Election Conversations

Bill Froehlich (deputy director of Ohio State’s Divided Community Project) asked me to share this post… Ohio State’s Divided Community Project was privileged to develop Ohio State’s Education for Citizenship Post-Election Dialogue Series in partnership with Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson. We just completed the first two events in this series: 1. “Unpacking the … Continue reading Tools for Difficult Post-Election Conversations

Is Our Over-Emphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy Falling Short of Reality?

From EFOI Debra Berman: In our zeal to teach integrative bargaining, many of us tend to use negotiation role-plays that have multiple items to creatively bargain about. But is that actually doing a disservice to our students?  While I certainly believe it is beneficial to teach our students to think outside of the box and encourage … Continue reading Is Our Over-Emphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy Falling Short of Reality?

A Message for Law Students to Prepare Themselves for Legal Practice

Reflecting on my They Should Call it Negotiation School and Law School Failures posts, I wrote the following message, which you may want to share with your students.  Although they may be too busy to follow up on this now, you can plant a seed for them to pursue this during the winter break. ___________________________________________________________________ … Continue reading A Message for Law Students to Prepare Themselves for Legal Practice

Program on Anti-Racism and the Mediator’s Role on November 13

From TFOI Robyn Weinstein: The ADR Department of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Columbia Law School Ethics Colloquium will present a program, Anti-Racism and the Mediator’s Role: Irreconcilable Differences or Ethical Imperative?, on Friday, November 13, 2020, from 12:00pm – 1:30pm. The program is free and 1.5 … Continue reading Program on Anti-Racism and the Mediator’s Role on November 13

You Really Should Know About Kris Franklin

Kris Franklin is a kindred spirit to folks in our community.  I hadn’t heard of her until I was wowed by her conversation with Peter Philips, which you can see in this 42-minute video. She’s a professor at New York Law School and here’s an excerpt from her webpage: An academic innovator, Kris Franklin brings … Continue reading You Really Should Know About Kris Franklin