All posts by Art Hinshaw

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

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