Conference on past, present and future of ADR at Pepperdine Law School

Earlier this week I attended a wonderful conference at Pepperdine Law School attended by 150 ADR legal educators and professionals, where we explored the legacy of the field of ADR and predicted its future. Co-sponsored by the Aggie (Texas A&M) DR Program as well as numerous other law school DR programs), the conference featured panels … Continue reading Conference on past, present and future of ADR at Pepperdine Law School

Special Issue of Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership

From GFOI Jackie Font-Guzmán: In October 2018, Creighton’s 2040 Initiative and Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NCR) Program hosted the conversation “Disrupting Law, Reclaiming Justice” with a focus on Rules for a Flat World, Dr. Gillian Hadfield’s timely and important book offering a critique of current law and legal infrastructure.  Law and lawyers, according to Hadfield, … Continue reading Special Issue of Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership

Virtual Symposium on International Commercial Mediation

From my colleague, S.I. Strong: Young OGEMID will start its next virtual (all-email) symposium on June 24.  You might want to let your students know in case they want to sign up .  The listserv is, as I’ve noted before, free.  Those of you who are pre-tenure are eligible to join as well. The topic … Continue reading Virtual Symposium on International Commercial Mediation

11th Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

From FFOI Elayne Greenberg: The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s School of Law and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) invite you to participate in the eleventh annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon, a competition of competence in the dispute resolution field. The Triathlon is the first and only competition to include negotiation, … Continue reading 11th Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

Understanding Actual DR Practice and Communicating Clearly About It

At the upcoming Pepperdine Past-and-Future Conference, much of the discussion will be about engaging the real world of dispute resolution.  This post recommends that to help do this, we develop a common language of dispute resolution and increasingly use qualitative research methods. We Should Set a Top Priority to Develop Clearer Common Language of DR … Continue reading Understanding Actual DR Practice and Communicating Clearly About It

Pepperdine Program Discussing Scholarship About Actual Practice

At the Pepperdine Past-and-Future Conference, I will be on a panel with Doug Frenkel, Michaela Keet, and Donna Stienstra entitled, “Research and Scholarship with a Real-World Focus Studying What Practitioners Actually Do.”  We will not only discuss research about private neutrals, but also lawyers, judges, and disputants. Most of the session will be a conversation … Continue reading Pepperdine Program Discussing Scholarship About Actual Practice