Mangano Award Nomination Deadline – December 16

From FOI Elayne Greenberg About the Mangano Award Given annually through the generosity of esteemed dispute resolution champion Hon. Guy J. Mangano, this $5000 Award honors scholars and practitioners whose published empirical research has furthered the advancement and understanding of the values and skills of dispute resolution. Nomination Criteria You are invited to nominate research (your … Continue reading Mangano Award Nomination Deadline – December 16

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 3

Here’s the third part in the Theory of Change symposium. Perhaps not surprisingly, many of the pieces in this part focus on use of technology in DR.  As Alyson Carrel points out, technology in DR not just ODR.  So we need to recognize the broad range of ways that people can and do use technology … Continue reading Theory of Change Symposium – Part 3

Cyberweek 2019 – November 18-22

From my colleague Amy Schmitz: Cyberweek 2019, hosted by the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, will take place November 18-22. We’re getting excited about Cyberweek 2019, which will have great presenters and demos, so it should be a fun week. Registration is free, so please let your students and colleagues know they can … Continue reading Cyberweek 2019 – November 18-22

Fordham Law School Access to Justice and ADR Symposium

If you’re on the listserv, you’ve seen some discussion of this great conference at Fordham last week.  FOI Jackie Nolan-Haley was kind enough to forward this short summary of the conference. Marathon weekend in New York City began with a marathon discussion of access to justice at Fordham Law School’s Symposium ADR and Access to … Continue reading Fordham Law School Access to Justice and ADR Symposium

The Law Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Recently, I was invited to give a lecture at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law.  This talk grew out of my post, Legal Stress, which summarized how the law and legal system can be very stressful for everyone who comes in contact with it including parties, lawyers, law students, and even law professors.  Law … Continue reading The Law Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Pledge to Reduce Academic Marketing Waste

  In honor of International Day of Climate Action (October 24), a group of law professors have announced the Pledge to Reduce Academic Marketing Waste, which seeks to address the routine and indiscriminate use of paper-based flyers, newsletters, offprints and postcards by law professors and law schools.  Most of this material is discarded without ever being read.  However, law … Continue reading Pledge to Reduce Academic Marketing Waste

President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 6

Perceptive readers recall my series of posts about President Trump’s negotiation skills.  (Here’s a link to Part 5, which includes links to the whole collection.) This part provides an overview of Mr. Trump’s negotiation failures whereas the prior parts focused on particular negotiations.  It summarizes a Washington Post column by liberal columnist Paul Waldman.  I … Continue reading President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 6

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 2

This second part in the Theory of Change symposium includes three pieces about legal education and two pieces about dispute resolution practice. Rebekah Gordon suggests ways that law schools can engage students’ interest in ADR.  Debra Berman argues that law schools should provide more realistic instruction about ADR by increasingly focusing on mediation advocacy and … Continue reading Theory of Change Symposium – Part 2

History of a Young Female Law Professor

The Washington Post published an account of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s career as a law professor, Elizabeth Warren Faced Sexism, Shed a Husband and Found Her Voice Teaching Law in Houston, which you might find interesting regardless of your views about her politics. The article described her academic career starting in the late 1970s.  She faced … Continue reading History of a Young Female Law Professor

AALS Balance in Legal Education Section – Nominations for Exec. Committee Bd. Member

Forwarding in case anyone is interested. ————– The Nominating Committee for the AALS Balance in Legal Education Section is requesting nominations to serve as Executive Committee Board Member beginning January 1, 2020. We’d love to have your nomination!  The Balance in Legal Education Section seeks to make law school a more humane experience and to better prepare law students to … Continue reading AALS Balance in Legal Education Section – Nominations for Exec. Committee Bd. Member

I’m sorry..there is nothing that could justify what happened on Saturday morning, nothing”

Those words are part of the apology by the Mayor of Fort Worth, Betsey Price, for the police officer killing of Atatiana Jefferson in her home in Fort Worth on Saturday, October 12th. It was followed up by an unconditional apology by the Interim Police Chief, Ed Karus. To watch the full apology see here  … Continue reading I’m sorry..there is nothing that could justify what happened on Saturday morning, nothing”