April 20 Deadline for NTR Teaching and Research Grants

From OFOI Donna Shestowsky: Negotiation and Team Resources’s (NTR) grants program promotes the cross-fertilization of research and the development of new teaching materials and expertise in the area of negotiation and conflict management.  Grants will be awarded by June 15, 2020.  Grants are unrestricted funds (exception salary and hardware) and may range from a maximum … Continue reading April 20 Deadline for NTR Teaching and Research Grants

Arbitration Law Review Symposium at Penn State Law

Last week, the Arbitration Law Review, a journal published by students at Penn State Law’s University Park campus, hosted a symposium on Collective Bargaining and Adhesive Arbitration Agreements.  I had the honor of presenting my latest work (on class action waivers in broker-dealer employment agreements). The other panelists wereTheodore J. St. Antoine (Michigan), Stephen Ware … Continue reading Arbitration Law Review Symposium at Penn State Law

The Law Can Be Dangerous to Lawyers’ Mental Health

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  The law can be a very dangerous thing. Although the legal system inevitably is imperfect, it sometimes provides important benefits such as helping people solve difficult problems, making institutions function properly, and promoting justice. Unfortunately, the litigation process needed to achieve these goals often is extremely … Continue reading The Law Can Be Dangerous to Lawyers’ Mental Health

Call for Proposals due March 1 for Conference on Online and Hybrid Legal Education

An announcement about a call for proposals about a conference this summer. Just a quick reminder that the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning is accepting presentation proposals for its Summer 2020 conference, which will take place June 11-13, 2020 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.  The conference theme … Continue reading Call for Proposals due March 1 for Conference on Online and Hybrid Legal Education

We Should Try to Understand and Respect, if Not Love, Our “Enemies”

According to a news report last week, “President Trump brought his trademark disruptive approach to the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, telling attendees of a gathering meant to promote reconciliation, unity and prayer that his political opponents are ‘dishonest and corrupt people’ and that God is on the side of his supporters. “The president’s speech … Continue reading We Should Try to Understand and Respect, if Not Love, Our “Enemies”

Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference – recap

As part of our long-running tradition of posting ADR conference summaries, below is a summary of the Second Annual Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference at Arizona State.  Mark your calendar now for next year’s conference, scheduled on Friday January 15, 2021.  As always, we are happy to post ADR conference summaries on the blog.  Send … Continue reading Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference – recap

Here’s Your Theory-of-Change Book

Your wait for the Theory-of-Change book is over.  I just posted this priceless volume, Theories of Change for the Dispute Resolution Movement: Actionable Ideas to Revitalize Our Movement.  It’s all yours, absolutely free!  Just click here to get your copy. For regular readers of this blog, most – but not all – of the pieces … Continue reading Here’s Your Theory-of-Change Book

Photo Album of Theory-of-Change Book Contributors

The Theory-of-Change book has a major omission.  Photos of the contributors.  This post remedies that omission — and has been added to my collection of photo albums of our community. Rosa Abdelnour             Ava Abramowitz               Jim Alfini Cynthia Alkon                   Laurie Amaya     … Continue reading Photo Album of Theory-of-Change Book Contributors

Averted Mediation System Takeover in Ukraine

Tatiana Kyselova of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine posted this interesting summary of a recent potential takeover of the Ukrainian mediation system by Ukrainian MPs, complete with a YouTube video about the proceedings.  According to the article, the National Association of Mediators of Ukraine organized opposition and were able to stop the last minute Parliamentary attempt … Continue reading Averted Mediation System Takeover in Ukraine

How to Calculate and Use BATNAs and Bottom Lines with LIRA

Everyone talks about knowing one’s BATNA in negotiation and mediation.  But that’s a lot easier said than done. In litigated cases, the value of the BATNA usually is the expected trial outcome, but that is notoriously hard to predict for many reasons.  The outcome of numerous legal and factual issues may depend on the evidence, … Continue reading How to Calculate and Use BATNAs and Bottom Lines with LIRA

Verity Winship and Jennifer K. Robbennolt Named Winners of the 2020 Mangano Award

From EFOI Elayne Greenberg: Verity Winship, a Professor of Law at the University of Illinois, and Jennifer K. Robbennolt, an Alice Curtis Campbell Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, will receive the Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution’s 2020 Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award for their scholarly examination … Continue reading Verity Winship and Jennifer K. Robbennolt Named Winners of the 2020 Mangano Award