Now as an annual tradition, here’s a reminder of some of my favorite things you might require or recommend that students read as you gear up for the new year.
My short “Letter to Kelly” provides advice for new 1Ls. If you teach a 1L course, you might assign it even though it doesn’t focus on any particular 1L subject.
Along the same lines, but with more meat, My Last Lecture: More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers.
The Definition of Negotiation: A Play in Three Acts by Andrea Kupfer Schneider, Noam Ebner, David Matz, and John Lande. This short article is very thought-provoking and a hoot to read for anyone interested in dispute resolution.
Negotiation is Changing by Noam Ebner. It was prescient when he published it three years ago, and it is even more relevant during the current crisis.
The Inter-School Negotiation Practicum that Debra Berman organizes where students to do an extra-curricular simulation over the course of a month.
Multi-stage simulations to provide more realism than single-stage simulations.
Stone Soup assignments to provide even more realism, especially considering changes related to the coronavirus crisis.
Materials about litigation interest and risk assessment you might use including blog posts, powerpoints, and videos.
Take a look at the DRLE website generally for syllabi and other resources.
Here’s a link to the latest version of the “resource share” compiled by the incomparable Sharon Press and Noam Ebner.
Some Indisputably posts can be great bite-sized reading assignments on points you particularly are interested in. For example, you might assign posts about BATNAs and the emotional pain caused by positional negotiation or The Next New Normal in Law, Dispute Resolution, and Legal Education. You can search the blog for posts on a particular topic by using the search icon in the upper right of the screen.
Don’t forget to encourage students to subscribe to Indisputably.
Students can join the ABA and Section of Dispute Resolution for free. Student members of the DR Section get electronic copies of all the publications, discounts on products, access to member benefit programming, and opportunities to join and participate in Committee activities. In particular, they get a 10-20% discount on books. This post includes an annotated list of some ABA books students may want to read, either from the library or by buying the books.
Are there other things you would add to this list? If so, put them in a comment to this post – and don’t be shy about suggesting something of your own.