I don’t know the answer to that question, which is why I am doing a survey to try to find out! I am hoping that you, dear reader of Indisputably, might be able to help. Are you a judge, prosecutor or public defender? If yes, please fill out the survey. If not, do you know … Continue reading What has changed in our criminal courts since COVID-19?
We are very fortunate to belong to a very generous community of law school colleagues who teach dispute resolution. One reflection of colleagues’ generosity is our freely sharing resources with each other. My law school has hosted the Dispute Resolution Resources in Legal Education (DRLE) website to facilitate this sharing. In particular, we have collected … Continue reading Reminder – Calling All Syllabi – By June 1
This morning I received the following information about useful materials on legislative negotiation from Jane Mansbridge, Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School: In this moment of great uncertainty regarding the Covid-19 virus and the difficulties of producing legislation in the divided political settings of Congress and many of the state … Continue reading More on Legislative Negotiation from the Kennedy School at Harvard
An interesting new opportunity, courtesy of Peter Reilly. Applications are due by June 15, 2020. The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce a new Fellowship in Congressional Policymaking with an emphasis on legislative negotiation open to legal, social science, and humanities scholars. If you know of an emerging … Continue reading Congressional Policymaking with an Emphasis on Legislative Negotiation Fellowship
There are a lot of continuing professional educational programs coming up and here are the ones I have heard about lately. ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference For readers of this blog, the biggie is the virtual conference of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution all next week. Be there or be square. The Section … Continue reading Lots of Educational Programs
I am biased. I am a huge fan of Michelle Obama. I recently watched the film Becoming on Netflix, which revolves around her book tour for her book of the same name. The film includes some stories from the book but mostly it shows her interactions with people on the book tour. It also includes … Continue reading Becoming – Again
From F. Peter Phillips: New York Law School’s ADR Skills Program invites you to join… THE WEDNESDAY LUNCH SERIES: CONVERSATIONS in CONFLICT RESOLUTION Beginning May 20 and for every two weeks thereafter, New York Law School will offer informal and provocative conversations with interesting leaders in the field of conflict avoidance, management and resolution. All … Continue reading NYLS Wednesday Lunch Conversations
From Deb Eisenberg: The Maryland Law Center for Dispute Resolution is hiring a staff attorney-mediator. This is a three-year staff position (not faculty track). Additional information can be found at the link below. https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=200000GC&lang=en
From Leah Wing: Dear Colleagues, The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution is happy to announce the unveiling of a newly updated extensive Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) bibliography which is available on our website and here. It is wonderful to see so many new partners from the courts, alternative dispute resolution, and many other … Continue reading Extensive ODR Bibliography
The Department of Education today issued the long-awaited rules governing the administration of Title IX in universities and K-12. According to the press release, the “key provisions” of the Department of Education’s new Title IX regulation are: Defines sexual harassment to include sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as unlawful discrimination on the … Continue reading Issuance of Title IX Rules Governing Educational Institutions
One of the great benefits of teaching law students is that, frequently, they teach you. I’ve been reading my end of the semester seminar papers and learned more about Fairshake, the entity created to help consumers use the arbitration system to obtain settlements (or hearings) with major companies who have agreed to pay the vast … Continue reading Learning More About Fairshake.com
In what seems like a decade ago (but was only early March), the ever talented Liz Tippett interviewed me for her brilliant Oregon Law Lab (in person!) about Trump’s Art of the Deal. Spoiler alert: We conclude that the book should best be read as a handbook for how to deal with lying… Enjoy!