As you might have calculated, we returned to the U.S. on that Saturday that the world saw those crazy pictures at O’Hare after the President’s announcement to shut down the U.S. [Nothing like hearing from him that “no one from Europe” will be allowed back to the U.S. and taking 2 hours from 1:30 a.m.-3:30 … Continue reading Ireland Reflections 2020–Final Thoughts
From my former student, Brian Jarrett: Below is the ZOOM link information for the 10th Annual International Cyber-conference on Dispute Resolution, April 8, from noon to 2:30 Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to sign in early in advance of conference start time, to test the ZOOM link on your computer. We will open the conference … Continue reading Zoom Link for 10th Annual International Cyber-conference on Dispute Resolution on April 8
For our last day on the trip, we headed for Stormont – home to the Northern Ireland Assembly for our morning excursion. As Morgan Henson noted, “the Parliament building in Belfast was a truly interesting experience. After going through what some might call a gauntlet of stories about The Troubles all week, we finally arrived … Continue reading Ireland Reflections 2020–Last Day!
After some longer days of travel, the group took a welcomed short trip to Cultúrlann – the Irish Language Center – in Belfast. For 3L Margaret Spring, this “was one of the most rewarding experiences of our trip.” She recalled the visit “reminded me that no matter how much a culture tries to be erased, … Continue reading Ireland Reflections 2020–Back to Belfast
From my colleague, Amy Schmitz, forwarding (with permission) information about how courts are responding to the crisis: Paul Embley with the National Center for State Courts put together this nice synopsis on some things happening here in the U.S. with respect to courts moving online. It is amazing how individuals have had to work together … Continue reading Moving US Courts Online
While Tuesday gave us a pretty clear view of the Troubles from the perspective of the Catholic community, Wednesday was the opposite and brought us face to face with the pain of the Protestants in Northern Ireland. A quick two-hour bus ride out of Belfast led us to the office of the South East Fermanagh … Continue reading Ireland Reflections 2020–Border Tours & Femanagh
Happy Monday to all–this continues the Ireland blog posts which I’ll have for the rest of this week! The visit to Derry was so filled with content that I divided this into two posts. The morning (as outlined in the last post) was a walking tour of the neighborhoods and visiting the museum. After a … Continue reading Ireland Reflections 2020–Derry Girls (and Boys) Part 2
There’s been a bunch of emails circulating about sharing poems or other inspirational sayings to get us through this pandemic. And, while I have not had any inclination to write something more intellectual, I did get inspired to write a poem! So, for your Saturday reading pleasure, I offer the following: It’s a F***cking Quarantine By Andrea … Continue reading It’s a F**cking Quarantine!
On Tuesday morning of our trip (after a full day in Belfast), we hopped on the bus and headed to Derry… or Londonderry, depending with whom you are talking. (And for a very funny take on the situation in Derry during the Troubles, see Derry Girls.) From the name(s) themselves, it was clear that this … Continue reading Ireland Reflections 2020–Derry Girls (and Boys) Part 1
We were greeted for our first morning in Belfast by both our tour guide and some traditional Irish weather. Our quite rainy walking tour took us through many locations deeply connected to the time of the Troubles. It was during this walking tour we were quickly confronted with the very real and lasting impact of … Continue reading Ireland Reflections 2020–Belfast and the Peace Walls
From SFOI Sukhsimran Singh: Dear Colleagues, It has not been easy to work remotely and to coordinate several work tasks and meetings besides teaching from a computer! I looked up on several resources to find if there are any best practices on working from home, especially for those of us with young or not so … Continue reading Tips on Working Remotely From Home
From BFOI Kristen Blankley: Colleagues, Here is a near-final draft of an upcoming paper that I am publishing in the Fordham Law Review. It is about Online Resources and implementing Parenting & Financial Plans. Maybe it will give some people new ideas on working with parenting and financial plans in a pandemic. It might give … Continue reading Kristen Blankley’s Paper on Online Resources and Implementing Parenting & Financial Plans