One of the best parts of my new position with the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette is getting the opportunity to meet and work with amazing faculty across campus. Working with our steering committee since last spring, we had planned to have a great conference focusing on suffrage and innovation—how was women’s intellectual empowerment … Continue reading A is for Activism–Or Want to Know What’s Going on In Milwaukee During Election Season?
From friend of the blog, Alexandra Crampton, a notice that the Family Court Review is doing a special issue on Covid-19. Family Law Disruption and Response during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Viral Lessons for Research, Policy, and Practice Family law systems were already overwhelmed when the Covid-19 pandemic erupted. Through varied policy and public health responses, … Continue reading Family Court Review Call for Papers
For many of us looking at inequality and how to promote pay equity, the news that certain structural changes in negotiation can make a difference is quite welcome. One of the hypothesized reasons for women’s pay inequity is that women might not have negotiated great starting salaries and then were held back over the course … Continue reading What to NOT Negotiate About—Salary History
As so many business and institutions face economic hardship from the pandemic, our concepts of dispute resolution are more important than ever. Principles of system design–transparency, consult before deciding, and maintaining trust–are crucial. Similarly, avoiding bias and thinking creatively need to be used in making decisions. In the article linked here, entitled How Jewish Organizations Can … Continue reading Negotiation and DSD Principles in a Pandemic
In what seems like a decade ago (but was only early March), the ever talented Liz Tippett interviewed me for her brilliant Oregon Law Lab (in person!) about Trump’s Art of the Deal. Spoiler alert: We conclude that the book should best be read as a handbook for how to deal with lying… Enjoy!
I’m happy to share this reflection from my colleague Natalie Fleury who runs our small claims mediation clinic which, as elsewhere, was forced to distance mid-semester. I expect we will all have lessons as we move forward and plan for the fall semester as well! “Could we try and mediate over the phone?” I was … Continue reading Student Lessons on Distance Mediation
Does having a woman in charge of a country impact how that country is dealing with the pandemic? In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, more than one commentator has noticed that it does. From Forbes to The Atlantic in the U.S., to think tanks around the world, “feminist leadership matters.” Forbes Magazine wrote just … Continue reading Might the Pandemic (Finally) Change the Leadership Stereotype?
From my wonderful Marquette colleague, professor in social and cultural sciences, Alexandra Crampton, who argues that the very metaphors we use make us less likely to succeed in staying healthy: As the Covid-19 virus circulates, so have war metaphors. UN and national leaders are using a familiar rallying cry to justify their moral authority, calls … Continue reading Make Health, Not War: In Search of Long-Term Survival
From old friend and colleague Ran Kuttner, here is a conference in Israel on shared society (scheduled for April 22nd) that most of us would not get the chance to attend but now can since it will be virtual (and the morning is in English)–the link to registration is here! https://www.facebook.com/events/585091012107455/
As you might have calculated, we returned to the U.S. on that Saturday that the world saw those crazy pictures at O’Hare after the President’s announcement to shut down the U.S. [Nothing like hearing from him that “no one from Europe” will be allowed back to the U.S. and taking 2 hours from 1:30 a.m.-3:30 … Continue reading Ireland Reflections 2020–Final Thoughts
For our last day on the trip, we headed for Stormont – home to the Northern Ireland Assembly for our morning excursion. As Morgan Henson noted, “the Parliament building in Belfast was a truly interesting experience. After going through what some might call a gauntlet of stories about The Troubles all week, we finally arrived … Continue reading Ireland Reflections 2020–Last Day!
After some longer days of travel, the group took a welcomed short trip to Cultúrlann – the Irish Language Center – in Belfast. For 3L Margaret Spring, this “was one of the most rewarding experiences of our trip.” She recalled the visit “reminded me that no matter how much a culture tries to be erased, … Continue reading Ireland Reflections 2020–Back to Belfast