Call for Papers: Renewable energy dispute resolution included

I am pleased to post this Call for Papers for a symposium entitled Decarbonizing America’s Electricity Infrastructure which is taking place next fall at Pace. The Call includes a request for papers related to renewable energy dispute resolution. Pace Environmental Law Review & Pace Energy and Climate Center,  Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace … Continue reading Call for Papers: Renewable energy dispute resolution included

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 4

This part of the symposium includes several pieces focusing on key skills in legal and dispute resolution practice.  Lisa Amsler highlights the importance of interpersonal and process skills as technology is radically changing legal practice.  Russ Bleemer identifies deficiencies in mediators’ listening behaviors as mediation practice becomes routinized, and he encourages mediators to keep focusing … Continue reading Theory of Change Symposium – Part 4

Sample Proposal Formats for Star Wars Book

Since posting our call for papers, we have received several inquiries about what a proposal for Star Wars and Conflict Resolution should look like. The short answer is that we are not expecting any particular format or presentation. We are delighted to receive proposals that make sense (in terms of organization, structure, specificity, whether to … Continue reading Sample Proposal Formats for Star Wars Book

Fordham Law School International Arbitration Conference

As many of you know, last week was arbitration week in NYC.   FOI Jackie Nolan-Haley was kind enough to write a short post detailing Fordham’s contribution, the annual International Arbitration Conference. On Friday, November 22, Fordham Law School sponsored its 14th Annual International Arbitration and Mediation Conference.  This year’s conference was held in conjunction with … Continue reading Fordham Law School International Arbitration Conference

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