All posts by John Lande

Special Issue of Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership

From GFOI Jackie Font-Guzmán: In October 2018, Creighton’s 2040 Initiative and Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NCR) Program hosted the conversation “Disrupting Law, Reclaiming Justice” with a focus on Rules for a Flat World, Dr. Gillian Hadfield’s timely and important book offering a critique of current law and legal infrastructure.  Law and lawyers, according to Hadfield, … Continue reading Special Issue of Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership

Virtual Symposium on International Commercial Mediation

From my colleague, S.I. Strong: Young OGEMID will start its next virtual (all-email) symposium on June 24.  You might want to let your students know in case they want to sign up .  The listserv is, as I’ve noted before, free.  Those of you who are pre-tenure are eligible to join as well. The topic … Continue reading Virtual Symposium on International Commercial Mediation

11th Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

From FFOI Elayne Greenberg: The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s School of Law and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) invite you to participate in the eleventh annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon, a competition of competence in the dispute resolution field. The Triathlon is the first and only competition to include negotiation, … Continue reading 11th Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

Understanding Actual DR Practice and Communicating Clearly About It

At the upcoming Pepperdine Past-and-Future Conference, much of the discussion will be about engaging the real world of dispute resolution.  This post recommends that to help do this, we develop a common language of dispute resolution and increasingly use qualitative research methods. We Should Set a Top Priority to Develop Clearer Common Language of DR … Continue reading Understanding Actual DR Practice and Communicating Clearly About It

Pepperdine Program Discussing Scholarship About Actual Practice

At the Pepperdine Past-and-Future Conference, I will be on a panel with Doug Frenkel, Michaela Keet, and Donna Stienstra entitled, “Research and Scholarship with a Real-World Focus Studying What Practitioners Actually Do.”  We will not only discuss research about private neutrals, but also lawyers, judges, and disputants. Most of the session will be a conversation … Continue reading Pepperdine Program Discussing Scholarship About Actual Practice

Helping People Make Hard Decisions – And Making Them Ourselves

You are going to die.  Before then, you may endure extended periods of suffering from illnesses and injuries (especially from falling down), grisly side effects from medical treatments, chronic physical and mental deterioration, disconnection from your earlier life, loss of control, family conflict, and entanglement with the medical and insurance industries. Some of that misery … Continue reading Helping People Make Hard Decisions – And Making Them Ourselves

Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment

Recently, Rishi Batra, Heather Heavin, Michaela Keet, and I presented a program on negotiation theory at the Southeast Conference on Conflict Management at Lipscomb University. We focused primarily on litigation interest and risk assessment (LIRA).  This is the subject of a forthcoming ABA book that Michaela, Heather, and I are writing, based in large part … Continue reading Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment

Job Announcements for Two Dispute Resolution Positions

Lara Fowler (Penn State) sent the following announcement: The Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program is hiring a Mediator who will be responsible for supporting existing program activities and developing new projects. We seek someone with significant experience in conflict resolution and consensus building, as well as expertise in training and capacity building.  Ideally, the new … Continue reading Job Announcements for Two Dispute Resolution Positions

Planning for Good Quality Decision-Making in Mediation Using PETSM

Canadian mediator Rick Weiler wrote a post on the Kluwer Mediation Blog raising concerns about whether predominant model of commercial mediation using a single three- or six-hour session promotes good decision-making by litigants.  He wrote:   The current commercial mediation model handed down over the past 30 years is working just fine for lawyers and … Continue reading Planning for Good Quality Decision-Making in Mediation Using PETSM