Coming off a wonderful conference at Pepperdine, I wanted to put down in writing some of the stimulating conversation that we had over the course of the two days there. I imagine that there will be other posts to come! One of our sessions was about Access to Justice and how (or if) ADR could … Continue reading Access to Justice & ADR–What Does This Even Mean?
Delighted to be interviewed yesterday by the Washington Post and quoted today (at the end of the story) about his foreign policy. As I note, Trump only appears to have a hammer and assumes that even with repeat players, he will be able to bully his way through foreign policy. I (and many others) opine … Continue reading Trump’s Only Negotiation Tool
Hi all–I talked about this at the ABA meeting resource share but also wanted to blog about this in a little more detail. Apologies for the length–do reach out if you are interested in learning more and I’d be happy to walk you through what I did. In short, this was totally worth it and … Continue reading Team Based Learning in ADR
Most of this blog post is from my colleagues Alex Lemann and Rebecca Blemberg who joined Natalie Fleury (our fabulous DR program coordinator) and me on the trip. It was such a delight to have them with us on this great and educational adventure. And, as they note, we are all likely returning with more … Continue reading Israel Reflections–Final Thoughts…Leave with More Questions
Our last chunk of speakers were strong women who work to make Israel more inclusive and safer. Kylie Owens shared her thoughts on our first speaker. Professor Halperin-Kaddari is a renowned expert in family law, who earned both her L.L.M. and J.S.D. from Yale Law School. Our visit with Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, a family law professor … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Feminism & Women
It is always such a highlight of our trip to hear from Justice Barak and this was no exception–student Lucas Baker reflected on the meeting: It was an incredible opportunity to meet with retired Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, Justice Aharon Barak. Rarely do law students have the chance to learn from a … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Justice Aharon Barak
On our first full morning in Tel Aviv, we turned to some (other) hard issues facing different parts of the population in Israel. Our first speaker was Mazal Bisawer, a PhD candidate and student leader at Tel Aviv University. Mazal spoke to us about the Ethiopian population in Israel—a minority within a minority—most of whom … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Immigration, Racism & Refugees
Great to see so many of us at the ABA conference this past week! We will have blogs soon about conference sessions and lessons…And, in the meantime, here’s another from Israel: Our work out for the week was held at Budo for Peace (BFP). BFP is an innovative non-profit educational organization based in Israel that … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Shared Society Continued!
One key focus of our trip was all of the organizations working on shared society across groups in Israel. Our day of shared society started at Sindyanna of Galilee with a Za’atar workshop. Sindyanna of Galilee is a non-profit organization that employs Arab and Jewish women who aim to create a peaceful coexistence between the … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Shared Society
The group had a memorable night at the kibbutz and were very sad to leave the cozy cottages we were able to stay in. Our busy day (Tuesday) of sight-seeing started with a visit to Mount Bental. At the peak of Mt. Bental we had views of Golan and Syria. Taylor Brisco and her friends … Continue reading Israel Reflections–Golan Heights, the Galilee and the Druze
As we said our goodbyes to Yad Vashem, we headed towards the beautiful Israeli Supreme Court to hear from former Chief Justice Asher Dan Grunis. Justice Grunis spoke to the students about the differences between the U.S. Supreme Court and the Israeli Supreme Court. The comparison in the annual caseload (about 70 cases in the … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Supreme Court & Eco Peace
The day after our interesting trip to Palestine we visited Yad Vashem, Israel’s holocaust memorial. Many of the students on the trip had learned about the Holocaust in school and visited the Holocaust museum in D.C., but nothing could really prepare them for this experience. In advance, I had each student research someone on the … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Yad Vashem