All posts by Art Hinshaw

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

Furloughs and Pay Cuts in Higher Education Have Begun

As the economy is ravaged during the nation-wide lockdown, its impact on higher education is beginning to be reported.  Earlier this week the University of Arizona announced dramatic pay cuts and furloughs, which are detailed below.  Expect this to the be first of many such announcements as this economic crisis continues. Pay cuts and furloughs … Continue reading Furloughs and Pay Cuts in Higher Education Have Begun

Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference – recap

As part of our long-running tradition of posting ADR conference summaries, below is a summary of the Second Annual Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference at Arizona State.  Mark your calendar now for next year’s conference, scheduled on Friday January 15, 2021.  As always, we are happy to post ADR conference summaries on the blog.  Send … Continue reading Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference – recap

Fordham Law School International Arbitration Conference

As many of you know, last week was arbitration week in NYC.   FOI Jackie Nolan-Haley was kind enough to write a short post detailing Fordham’s contribution, the annual International Arbitration Conference. On Friday, November 22, Fordham Law School sponsored its 14th Annual International Arbitration and Mediation Conference.  This year’s conference was held in conjunction with … Continue reading Fordham Law School International Arbitration Conference

Fordham Law School Access to Justice and ADR Symposium

If you’re on the listserv, you’ve seen some discussion of this great conference at Fordham last week.  FOI Jackie Nolan-Haley was kind enough to forward this short summary of the conference. Marathon weekend in New York City began with a marathon discussion of access to justice at Fordham Law School’s Symposium ADR and Access to … Continue reading Fordham Law School Access to Justice and ADR Symposium

AALS Balance in Legal Education Section – Nominations for Exec. Committee Bd. Member

Forwarding in case anyone is interested. ————– The Nominating Committee for the AALS Balance in Legal Education Section is requesting nominations to serve as Executive Committee Board Member beginning January 1, 2020. We’d love to have your nomination!  The Balance in Legal Education Section seeks to make law school a more humane experience and to better prepare law students to … Continue reading AALS Balance in Legal Education Section – Nominations for Exec. Committee Bd. Member

Reputation Matters – the Real World Edition

As you are likely aware, the US and China are embroiled in a trade war levying tariffs on an assortment of goods that travel between the two countries.  Today Bloomberg reports that one of the major barriers to resolving this agreement is President’s Trump’s reputation. After a weekend of confusing signals, Trump’s credibility has become … Continue reading Reputation Matters – the Real World Edition