Young Scholars Reports on ABA Conference Programs

Don’t you hate it when you want to go to two or three conference programs scheduled at the same time?  Or if you miss a great program because you can’t go to the conference at all?  Or, after you get home from a conference, you can’t remember some great insights you had there?

The ABA Section on Dispute Resolution developed the Young Scholars Project for law students and recent graduates to engage with the Section and DR field by offering low-cost registration to attend the annual conference.  Young scholars take notes at some conference sessions and write summaries.

This is an example of the Stone Soup Project’s idea to collect and disseminate information from practitioners at continuing education events.  The Stone Soup website includes materials about how to do this, along with some examples from recent events.

The young scholars produced the reports linked below, which we hope you will find valuable.  Obviously, they aren’t verbatim transcripts or comprehensive reports, but they highlight some key points from the programs.

Kudos to the students, faculty, and schools — and the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution — for performing this service.

Adapting Arbitration to Meet Client Needs, by Melany Guzman, University of St. Thomas.

Choices for Negotiators When Fashioning an Effective Negotiation Style: When to be Cooperative and Use Tactics and When to Be Competitive and Use Tricks, by Kristin M. Franzoni, Mitchell Hamline.

How to Obtain and Enforce Emergency and Interim Relief in U.S. and International Arbitration, by Erica Adler, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Keeping Youth Out of the School to Prison Pipeline: How Nebraska’s Office of Dispute Resolution is Using Restorative Practices to Effect Change, by Petya Pucci, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Mediation Ethics: What Should I Do?, by Astasia Lucas, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Raw and Real Simulations: Negotiating and Mediating through Offensiveness, by Kristin M. Franzoni, Mitchell Hamline.

2 thoughts on “Young Scholars Reports on ABA Conference Programs”

    1. Thanks, Omer. It is very simple to create and share reports from continuing education and conference programs. The Stone Soup website includes guides and models for doing this. I think it can be particularly valuable to use these programs to CREATE NEW KNOWLEDGE by planning to elicit audience responses to relevant questions.

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