All posts by Art Hinshaw

Virtual Book Launch – Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles

Northwestern’s Center on Negotiation and Mediation is hosting a month-long interview series to celebrate the publication of the new book, Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles (discount code ALAUTHC4).  Edited by Art Hinshaw, Andrea Schneider, and Sarah Cole, this book features 16 foundational writings, four pieces from each of the field’s primary subfields–negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and … Continue reading Virtual Book Launch – Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles

Ben Davis – this year’s D’Alemberte/Raven Award Winner !

Our very own Ben Davis (Toledo) is this year’s D’Alemberte/Raven Award Winner, the ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s highest honor.  The award was created to recognize outstanding service in dispute resolution, and honors Talbot D’Alemberte and Robert D. Raven, who each held the unique position of being both ABA Presidents and Chairs of either the ABA … Continue reading Ben Davis – this year’s D’Alemberte/Raven Award Winner !

the Menachem Begin Symposium – Conflict Resolution Part 1

Join  Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Lela Love, Andrea Schneider, and myself as we participate in the Menachem Begin Symposium, a series of discussions on Menachem Begin’s legacy.   Here’s how the Begin Heritage Center describes the series. Menachem Begin’s legacy is complex, but the charisma, passion, and ceaseless dedication that were the touchstones of his political and personal … Continue reading the Menachem Begin Symposium – Conflict Resolution Part 1

Strong – Legal Reasoning Across Commercial Disputes: Comparing Judicial and Arbitral Analyses

You know that Stacie Strong is one of the most prolific authors in the field and that she is now in Australia.  You may not know, however, that she has a great new book giving the results of a huge empirical project, an in-depth analyses across the judicial-arbitral, national-international and common law-civil law divides, using … Continue reading Strong – Legal Reasoning Across Commercial Disputes: Comparing Judicial and Arbitral Analyses

Menkel-Meadow on the Overemphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy

Yesterday DR field titan Carrie Menkel-Meadow (UC-Irvine) contributed to this conversation on the listserv.  Cross posting it here for posterity.  Enjoy. If I may be so bold as to say, as one of the “mothers” of integrative bargaining (actually problem solving in my lexicon), anyone who reads my texts (with Andrea Schneider, Lela Love, Jean … Continue reading Menkel-Meadow on the Overemphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy

The Over-Emphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy

The indefatigable Debra Berman (South Texas) raised an interesting issue on the listserv, which has been posted here, asking if we are doing our students a disservice by over-emphasizing integrative bargaining in our negotiation courses.  Her question is reminiscent of questions raised by James J. While, Gerald Wetlaufer, and Russell Korobkin among other over the … Continue reading The Over-Emphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy

The MGM Shooting Mediation and An Obvious Conflict of Interest – Updated

Two weeks ago, the Nevada state court approved the MGM Mandalay Bay shooting settlement.  No mention of mediator Jennifer Togliatti’s conflict of interest.  I didn’t see it mentioned in any of the other press about the case either.  Hmmm. – – – – – – – – – – You likely remember the MGM Mandalay … Continue reading The MGM Shooting Mediation and An Obvious Conflict of Interest – Updated

Comings, Goings, and Other Milestones – 2020 edition (Updated)

Every year I do my best to keep track of faculty moves and other notable changes to share them here at the beginning of the new academic year.  Not surprisingly, this year there’s little movement of ADR faculty from school to school, but there is a lot of internal movement – hello Associate Deans.  The … Continue reading Comings, Goings, and Other Milestones – 2020 edition (Updated)

Pepperdine’s Straus Institute Gets A Big Gift Endowing the Managing Director Position

From Pepperdine’s press release: The Honorable Daniel Weinstein (Ret.) has made a generous $1 million gift to the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law. The gift will be used to strengthen the academic program and global reputation of the Straus Institute, which has been ranked as the #1 … Continue reading Pepperdine’s Straus Institute Gets A Big Gift Endowing the Managing Director Position

The MGM Shooting Mediation and An Obvious Conflict of Interest

You likely remember the MGM Mandalay Bay mass shooting from a couple of years ago.  With approximately 4500 plaintiffs, the case was mediated by two former state court trial judges (one from Las Vegas and the other from Los Angeles) resulting in a structured settlement like many mass tort claims are. It turns out that … Continue reading The MGM Shooting Mediation and An Obvious Conflict of Interest

Sarah Cole named the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution at Ohio State

Following in the footsteps of Nancy Rogers and Josh Stulberg, our Indisputably colleague Sarah Cole has been named the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution at Ohio State.  Those are big shoes to fill, and Sarah is more than up to the task. Congratulations Sarah !! And, how lucky OSU is to have … Continue reading Sarah Cole named the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution at Ohio State