All posts by Andrea Schneider

Saturday Night Live, Gender Negotiations, and the New “Black”

This week, in what can only be described as exquisite and rare good luck, we discussed gender differences in negotiation in the same week that Tina Fey made a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. First, for some background, students in my workshop had the Casino case to negotiate out of class in which a … Continue reading Saturday Night Live, Gender Negotiations, and the New “Black”

Stephen Colbert, Ambassador Andrew Young, and How to Negotiate the End of the WGA Strike

I was catching up on my taped Colbert Report shows over the weekend and saw a brilliant interview with Ambassador Andrew Young from earlier in January.  It turns out that Andrew Young negotiated with Stephen Colbert’s father to settle a strike in South Carolina over 40 years ago.  Black nurses at one of South Carolina’s … Continue reading Stephen Colbert, Ambassador Andrew Young, and How to Negotiate the End of the WGA Strike

The Writer’s Guild Strike and American Gladiators

There are many unforseen consequences of the writer’s strike, not the least of which is that my law students are watching American Gladiators.  (Maybe they would do this anyway but I am clinging to the hope that, faced with choices, they would not.)  When is the writer’s strike going to end?   Is this strike, like the … Continue reading The Writer’s Guild Strike and American Gladiators

Plea Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law Revisited

With the two new Supreme Court decisions handed down at the beginning of last week regarding judicial discretion in federal sentencing and the federal sentencing commission allowing retroactivity on some of the sentences regarding crack cocaine, it appears that the pendulum may start swinging back in favor of allowing more judicial control over sentencing. Until … Continue reading Plea Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law Revisited