Next Series of New York Law School Wednesday Conversations

From FPOI Peter Philips:

We are pleased to announce the third series of this popular event. Every other Wednesday, New York Law School hosts informal discussions with leaders in the fields of conflict avoidance, management, and resolution. All sessions are free and will be held via Zoom. Please note the varying times of each program.

Wang Fang, Deputy Secretary General, Mediation Center of the China Council for Promotion of International Trade. Wang Fang will share her insights on business mediation in China and, as past Secretary General of the Asian Mediation Association, the region. She will address cultural and legal distinctions between Western and Chinese approaches to business mediation, and the connections between dispute resolution and the Belt and Road Initiative.  October 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.  RSVP here.

Ronda Muir is one of the country’s leading authorities on lawyer personalities and on integrating behavioral science into the legal workplace. Her book Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence, an American Bar Association best seller, is the first comprehensive guide to understanding, using and raising emotional intelligence in the practice of law. October 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.  RSVP here.

Kris Franklin is an academic innovator, an expert in legal pedagogy and experiential learning, and a national leader in the field of academic preparedness. She has authored an in-role case file for preparing practice-ready law students; a guide for professors teaching legal reasoning and academic preparedness; and a legal methods case file textbook that has been adopted widely. She will share her iconoclastic thoughts on what makes a good lawyer-to-be. November 4, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST.  RSVP here.

Allen Waxman, President and CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), shares lessons from an extensive career as a partner in law firms and as a general counsel and business executive in the life sciences industry, to discuss the proper role of one of the most influential ADR “think tanks” in modern legal and corporate practice.  November 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  RSVP here.

Lainey Feingold will share stories and strategies of Structured Negotiation, a collaborative process to resolve complex accessible technology claims without the expense and conflict of traditional litigation. Negotiating partners have included organizations as varied as Bank of America, Major League Baseball, and the City of San Francisco. While Structured Negotiation took root at the intersection of technology and disability, the process has application for dispute resolution in various settings. December 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  RSVP here.

Click here for videos of past conversations and scroll to the bottom of the page.

F. Peter Phillips
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law
Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program
New York Law School