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April 20 Deadline for NTR Teaching and Research Grants

From OFOI Donna Shestowsky: Negotiation and Team Resources’s (NTR) grants program promotes the cross-fertilization of research and the development of new teaching materials and expertise in the area of negotiation and conflict management.  Grants will be awarded by June 15, 2020.  Grants are unrestricted funds (exception salary and hardware) and may range from a maximum … Continue reading April 20 Deadline for NTR Teaching and Research Grants

The Law Can Be Dangerous to Lawyers’ Mental Health

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  The law can be a very dangerous thing. Although the legal system inevitably is imperfect, it sometimes provides important benefits such as helping people solve difficult problems, making institutions function properly, and promoting justice. Unfortunately, the litigation process needed to achieve these goals often is extremely … Continue reading The Law Can Be Dangerous to Lawyers’ Mental Health

Call for Proposals due March 1 for Conference on Online and Hybrid Legal Education

An announcement about a call for proposals about a conference this summer. Just a quick reminder that the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning is accepting presentation proposals for its Summer 2020 conference, which will take place June 11-13, 2020 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.  The conference theme … Continue reading Call for Proposals due March 1 for Conference on Online and Hybrid Legal Education

We Should Try to Understand and Respect, if Not Love, Our “Enemies”

According to a news report last week, “President Trump brought his trademark disruptive approach to the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, telling attendees of a gathering meant to promote reconciliation, unity and prayer that his political opponents are ‘dishonest and corrupt people’ and that God is on the side of his supporters. “The president’s speech … Continue reading We Should Try to Understand and Respect, if Not Love, Our “Enemies”

Here’s Your Theory-of-Change Book

Your wait for the Theory-of-Change book is over.  I just posted this priceless volume, Theories of Change for the Dispute Resolution Movement: Actionable Ideas to Revitalize Our Movement.  It’s all yours, absolutely free!  Just click here to get your copy. For regular readers of this blog, most – but not all – of the pieces … Continue reading Here’s Your Theory-of-Change Book

Photo Album of Theory-of-Change Book Contributors

The Theory-of-Change book has a major omission.  Photos of the contributors.  This post remedies that omission — and has been added to my collection of photo albums of our community. Rosa Abdelnour             Ava Abramowitz               Jim Alfini Cynthia Alkon                   Laurie Amaya     … Continue reading Photo Album of Theory-of-Change Book Contributors

How to Calculate and Use BATNAs and Bottom Lines with LIRA

Everyone talks about knowing one’s BATNA in negotiation and mediation.  But that’s a lot easier said than done. In litigated cases, the value of the BATNA usually is the expected trial outcome, but that is notoriously hard to predict for many reasons.  The outcome of numerous legal and factual issues may depend on the evidence, … Continue reading How to Calculate and Use BATNAs and Bottom Lines with LIRA

Verity Winship and Jennifer K. Robbennolt Named Winners of the 2020 Mangano Award

From EFOI Elayne Greenberg: Verity Winship, a Professor of Law at the University of Illinois, and Jennifer K. Robbennolt, an Alice Curtis Campbell Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, will receive the Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution’s 2020 Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award for their scholarly examination … Continue reading Verity Winship and Jennifer K. Robbennolt Named Winners of the 2020 Mangano Award

Call for Papers: Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics 2020 Summer Workshops

From LFOI Lara Fowler: The Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE) is pleased to announce this call for papers for workshops taking place on the Stanford campus from July 1 to September 11, 2020. Bargaining/negotiation is one of the oldest and most common forms of transaction and interaction; at the same time, it is a … Continue reading Call for Papers: Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics 2020 Summer Workshops

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 5 and Coming Attractions

This jumbo-size post is the last part in the Theory of Change Symposium. But don’t despair.  I am compiling all the pieces – and some new material – into an e-book that will be distributed soon, as described at the end of this post. This part of the symposium includes several pieces describing important techniques … Continue reading Theory of Change Symposium – Part 5 and Coming Attractions

Inter-School Negotiation Practicum Sign-Up Deadline – February 7

From GFOI Debra Berman: I am happy to announce that registration is now open for the spring Inter-School Negotiation Practicum.  If you are interested in incorporating this cross-school negotiation exercise into your ADR class or other school program, please provide your students with this registration link. Registration will close on February  7th.  I will email … Continue reading Inter-School Negotiation Practicum Sign-Up Deadline – February 7

Early Bird Discount for ABA Arbitration Institute on March 9-10

From former ABA SDR Chair, Harrie Samaras: Want to learn what the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute is all about?  Check out a podcast by Dana Welch, one of the program co-chairs. In addition to what Dana mentions, here are the top six reasons to attend: It’s being taught by … Continue reading Early Bird Discount for ABA Arbitration Institute on March 9-10