All posts by John Lande

Georgia Justice Project Fellowship August 17 Application Deadline

Courtesy of EFOI Doug Yarn: The Georgia Justice Project seeks applications from third-year law students or recent law school graduates for sponsorship of a Skadden, Equal Justice Works, or other public-interest fellowship set to begin in the fall of 2021.  Applications will be accepted until August 17th, 2020 but reviewed as they are submitted. Click … Continue reading Georgia Justice Project Fellowship August 17 Application Deadline

ABA Book Sale From Now Until August 7

ABA Publishing is hosting its first virtual annual meeting bookstore in conjunction with the ABA Virtual Annual Meeting, which opened today.  This sale is not limited to registered attendees.  Anyone with a computer, cell phone or tablet and an Internet connection can take advantage of these savings. Customers will receive a generous 25% off + … Continue reading ABA Book Sale From Now Until August 7

The November Elections are an Important Dispute Resolution Mechanism

We don’t normally think of elections as dispute resolution mechanisms, but that’s what they are. This year, the election campaigns reflect a deep conflict, with stark differences between Democrats and Republicans about perceptions of the past and present and visions for the future.  The election will provide some resolution of this conflict, possibly producing long-lasting … Continue reading The November Elections are an Important Dispute Resolution Mechanism

Master Class in Non-Apology Apologies

Washington Post columnist and honorary dispute resolution expert Alexandra Petri provided a highly nuanced analysis of non-apology apologies recently illustrated by the grand master, Rep. Ted Yoho, who called his colleague, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a “fucking bitch” (pardon my French). (Careful readers will recall my thrilling two-part series on non-apology apologies beginning here as well … Continue reading Master Class in Non-Apology Apologies

Industrial-Strength Denial

Jim Coben’s wife, Barbara Freese, recently published a fascinating book, Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change. I haven’t read it, but I assume it’s a fascinating book based on a wonderful video interview of Barbara by Joe Rogan.  Here’s a description of the book: Corporations … Continue reading Industrial-Strength Denial

LIRA Videos

This post collects several videos about the litigation interest and risk assessment (LIRA) techniques described in the book that Michaela Keet, Heather Heavin, and I wrote about the subject.  The videos may be of interest to academics, practitioners, and students.  The videos may be useful as resources used asynchronously in courses. Litigation Interest and Risk … Continue reading LIRA Videos

NYLS Wednesday Lunch Series: Conversations in Conflict Resolution

From FFOI F. Peter Philips: We are pleased to announce the second series of this popular event.  Every other Wednesday, New York Law School hosts informal discussions with leaders in the fields of conflict avoidance, management, and resolution.  All sessions are free and will be held via Zoom at 1:00 p.m. EDT. July 29, 2020 … Continue reading NYLS Wednesday Lunch Series: Conversations in Conflict Resolution

Some History of Racial Issues in the US

Public revulsion at the killings of George Floyd and other Blacks has led many people to challenge accepted accounts of our history reflected in symbols such as Confederate flags, statues, and names of military bases, educational institutions, and sports teams. Many organizations, including universities, are taking a much more serious look at institutionalized racism in … Continue reading Some History of Racial Issues in the US

Inter-School Negotiation Practicum in the Fall

From GFOI Debra Berman: As you begin to prepare your syllabus for next semester, please consider incorporating our Inter School Negotiation Practicum. Last year, I organized a nationwide “Inter-School Negotiation Practicum” that included 623 students from 23 law schools.  And we are gearing up to offer it again this fall. If you choose to involve … Continue reading Inter-School Negotiation Practicum in the Fall

Consider Cooking Up Stone Soup in the Fall – Especially in Clinical and Externship Courses

During the summer, faculty plan their courses for the fall. This is a good time to consider including Stone Soup assignments in your courses, especially clinical and externship courses. Faculty who used Stone Soup assignments found that they and their students almost invariably were very enthusiastic, feeling that this was a valuable contribution to students’ … Continue reading Consider Cooking Up Stone Soup in the Fall – Especially in Clinical and Externship Courses