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”

Mandatory Minimums and Plea Bargaining

Scott Hechinger, attorney and policy director for the Brooklyn Defender Services, has a fascinating op-ed in today’s New York Times, calling for the end of mandatory minimums. He argues that one of the problems with mandatory minimums is that they make police misconduct more difficult to manage. From the perspective of negotiation, mandatory minimums represent … Continue reading Mandatory Minimums and Plea Bargaining

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 1

A combination of several things prompted me to organize this Theory of Change Symposium.  In January, noting a combination of indicators, I wrote this post worrying about the future of ADR in legal education.  Last summer’s “Past-and-Future” conference inspired me to think about what our community might do to counteract some of the troubling trends. … Continue reading Theory of Change Symposium – Part 1

Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette

I am delighted to post here that I have been named the first director of Marquette’s new Institute for Women’s Leadership. Here is proof that research can lead to action! The announcement is here.   And I’m looking forward to supporting more innovative, cross-disciplinary research and programming that I hope will make a difference on … Continue reading Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette

Top Six Reasons to Attend the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute on March 9-10

From Harrie Samaras, immediate past chair of the Section of Dispute Resolution: It’s being taught by over 20 of the leading arbitrators and arbitration advocates in the country. It will teach new arbitrators the skills needed to become good arbitrators and experienced arbitrators will learn how to become great arbitrators. It will teach new arbitration … Continue reading Top Six Reasons to Attend the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute on March 9-10