Readings and Resources for Teaching

As an annual tradition, this is a reminder of some of my favorite things you might use in your courses as you plan for next academic year.

Here’s a post suggesting how you can teach students to use more realistic, thorough, and practical models of negotiation and mediation than we traditionally teach.

Here’s a message for law students to prepare themselves for legal practice.  This is particularly important considering the recent study finding that law schools generally fail to prepare students to work with clients and negotiate.

Lawyers Are From Mars, Clients Are From Venus – and Mediators Can Help Communicate in Space.

My Last Lecture: More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers.

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.

Here’s a collection of provocative blog posts that you might consider for reading assignments and/or suggestions for student paper topics.

Here’s a collection of videos and podcasts that you might use as asynchronous assignments.

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 in 2017, and it is even more relevant in the wake of changes in response to the covid pandemic.

The Inter-School Negotiation Practicum that Debra Berman organizes in which 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 covid 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.

Don’t forget to encourage students to subscribe to Indisputably.

Students in any country 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.

BTW, Sharon Press and Noam Ebner are working on a new and improved collection of resource share materials.  Keep your eye out for them.