What I’m Reading – What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate

It’s a damn miracle that people ever understand each other. A recent episode of the This American Life podcast provides ample illustration.  Entitled, What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate, the podcast tells several, mostly discouraging, stories.  (Click here for the source of this phrase.) One story describes special challenges due to the covid … Continue reading What I’m Reading – What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate

Simulations Based on Actual Cases – Why Reinvent the Wheel?

From Debra Berman: I know there have been many discussions over the years regarding how to effectively use simulations in negotiation and mediation classes.  After reflecting on my semester, I’d like to take this opportunity to reopen the conversation and provide you with my perspective. This year, I decided to substantially change how I utilize … Continue reading Simulations Based on Actual Cases – Why Reinvent the Wheel?

DR Professor Meet-Up Thursday, Dec. 2 at 1 EST

From Debra Berman: Dear colleagues, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  As we get back into the swing of things, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you about an event this week.  Please join the ABA Legal Education in Dispute Resolution (LEDR) Committee for its inaugural DR professor virtual meet-up this … Continue reading DR Professor Meet-Up Thursday, Dec. 2 at 1 EST

How Mediators Can Solve Tough Problems in Mediation

In a recent presentation to mediators in Michigan, I asked the audience to describe what was frustrating in their mediations.  They often struggle when lawyers and parties are not prepared when they go to mediation, have unrealistic expectations, and act very emotionally. Their reactions prompted me to write this short article in the Michigan Dispute … Continue reading How Mediators Can Solve Tough Problems in Mediation

The City of St. Louis’ Lawsuit Against the NFL Resolves in Mediation

In the biggest civil case you haven’t heard much about, the City of St. Louis (along with other public entities) and the NFL settled the litigation surrounding the Rams’ move to Los Angeles.  The case settled for $790 million, but the NFL was reportedly readying itself to pay up to $1 billion and maybe even … Continue reading The City of St. Louis’ Lawsuit Against the NFL Resolves in Mediation

OSU seeks staff attorney for DCP and Mediation Clinic

The OSU Moritz College of Law and the Divided Community Project seek a staff attorney to supervise students in OSU’s longstanding mediation clinic and support a collaborative, interdisciplinary project focused on race equity initiatives. We hope to fill this position before the new year. If you know of interested candidates who have two to five … Continue reading OSU seeks staff attorney for DCP and Mediation Clinic

Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution Papers featured at Fordham Conference

Posted on behalf of BFOI Jacqueline Nolan-Haley (Fordham): At the 16th Annual Fordham Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation held on November 19, 2021, the International Task Force on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution launched the initial set of final papers by the seven working groups. The Task Force which began in 2004 responds to the … Continue reading Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution Papers featured at Fordham Conference

Arbitration Training Institute and Arbitration Practice Program – June 1-3, 2022

From Harrie Samaras: The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution will hold its 15th Annual Arbitration Training Institute and Inaugural Arbitration Practice Program on June 1-3, 2022. It will in person at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. This two-day comprehensive training in advanced arbitration skills will be presented by nationally recognized experts. It will feature … Continue reading Arbitration Training Institute and Arbitration Practice Program – June 1-3, 2022

Maryland Law Seeking Director of Restorative Approaches in Education Program

From FOI Deborah Eisenberg: The Center for Dispute Resolution at Maryland Carey Law is hiring a Director for our Restorative Approaches in Education Program. This is a 12-month academic staff (non-faculty) position. A description of the position is available at the link below. Director, Restorative Approaches in Education Program: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=210001LX&lang=en I’d be happy to answer questions … Continue reading Maryland Law Seeking Director of Restorative Approaches in Education Program

What I’m Reading – Collateral Damage of War

War is the worst method of dispute resolution.  In war, combatants and civilians are killed and injured, physical and social infrastructure is destroyed, and individuals and societies are traumatized, resulting in harms that can continue long after wars are declared to be over. People often use the term “collateral damage” referring to death and injury … Continue reading What I’m Reading – Collateral Damage of War