All posts by John Lande

Stacie Strong Receives ABA Dispute Resolution Section Scholarship Award

This is a belated announcement of this year’s ABA Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work given to Stacie Strong.  She now teaches at the University of Sydney Law School, where she is the co-director of the Sydney Centre for International Law.  In her remarks accepting the award, she generously credited help from colleagues at … Continue reading Stacie Strong Receives ABA Dispute Resolution Section Scholarship Award

Evolving New Normals of Social Relationships

The pandemic obviously has changed the way we interact with friends, as described by executive coach Brad Stulberg in his NYT essay, One Part of Your Life You Shouldn’t Optimize. He says that we necessarily went into isolation during the pandemic and that we may need to make a conscious effort to come out of … Continue reading Evolving New Normals of Social Relationships

Making Video History, Revisited

In 2018, I wrote a post, Make Video History, describing my experiences creating videos – especially oral history videos – and encouraging others to do so.  (In those quaint old days, I included a link to zoom, figuring that most people weren’t familiar with it.) In the 1980s, I conducted oral history interviews of my … Continue reading Making Video History, Revisited

ABA June Arbitration Training Institute – Early Bird Deadline is May 4

From Harrie Samaras: The ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s 15th Arbitration Training Institute & Arbitration Practice Development Program scheduled for June 1-3, 2022 will be held at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  The early-bird registration deadline is May 4, 2022. Click here for more details and to register. [Click the title to access the … Continue reading ABA June Arbitration Training Institute – Early Bird Deadline is May 4

Evolution of New Normals in Dispute Resolution

On April 1, the Stetson Law Review sponsored an excellent symposium, Is Remote Justice Still Justice?  It featured FOUR (!) Indisputably bloggers (Cynthia Alkon, Sarah Cole, Jill Gross, and Andrea Schneider) as well as Erin Archerd, Deborah Eisenberg, Elayne Greenberg, Nicole lannarone, and Kelly Browe Olson.  Speakers focused on dispute resolution in various contexts including … Continue reading Evolution of New Normals in Dispute Resolution

Call for Submissions for ABA Resource Share – by April 15

From Sharon Press: As you know, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution will once again host a virtual conference in April and we are pleased to announce that the Resource Share will take place live (online) on Friday, April 29 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm Eastern. For those of you who are new to the … Continue reading Call for Submissions for ABA Resource Share – by April 15

Conference on Bar Exam Reform on April 22

Deborah Jones Merritt sent this notice of a virtual conference on bar exam reform that Mitchell Hamline, the University of Minnesota, and the University of St. Thomas are sponsoring on Friday, April 22, from 9:30-4:00 pm Central Time.  The notice includes a link to register. Several states are now actively considering alternative pathways to licensure, … Continue reading Conference on Bar Exam Reform on April 22

How Do You Want to Improve Dispute Resolution?

The January 2022 issue of Dispute Resolution Magazine includes results of a survey of past contributors about the dispute resolution field.  One question asked about cases, statutes, regulations, or standards of practice that had the biggest impact on the field, and another question asked about changes in case law, statute, or rule they would like … Continue reading How Do You Want to Improve Dispute Resolution?

The Legal Profession, Judiciary, and Dispute Resolution

The January 2022 issue of Dispute Resolution Magazine reports results of a survey of past contributors conducted by Editorial Board co-chairs Andrea Schneider and Michael Moffitt. This post uses some of the survey responses to suggest that we recognize the legal profession and judiciary as part of the dispute resolution field. “Alternative” No More In … Continue reading The Legal Profession, Judiciary, and Dispute Resolution

Assessment of the Dispute Resolution Field

The January 2022 issue of Dispute Resolution Magazine contains a valuable assessment of the dispute resolution field based on a survey of past Magazine contributors.  Andrea Schneider and Michael Moffitt, co-chairs of the Editorial Board, asked them: what they valued about the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution what they wished they had known when they … Continue reading Assessment of the Dispute Resolution Field

The Hand of Oppression: Plea Bargaining Processes and the Coercion of Criminal Defendants

That’s the title of a thesis written by Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson when she was an undergraduate. A Washington Post profile, How Ketanji Brown Jackson Found a Path Between Confrontation And Compromise, said she was “a ‘child of the ’70s’ who overcame obstacles by finding middle ground.  … [She spent] her first year … Continue reading The Hand of Oppression: Plea Bargaining Processes and the Coercion of Criminal Defendants