All posts by John Lande

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 4

This part of the symposium includes several pieces focusing on key skills in legal and dispute resolution practice.  Lisa Amsler highlights the importance of interpersonal and process skills as technology is radically changing legal practice.  Russ Bleemer identifies deficiencies in mediators’ listening behaviors as mediation practice becomes routinized, and he encourages mediators to keep focusing … Continue reading Theory of Change Symposium – Part 4

Mangano Award Nomination Deadline – December 16

From FOI Elayne Greenberg About the Mangano Award Given annually through the generosity of esteemed dispute resolution champion Hon. Guy J. Mangano, this $5000 Award honors scholars and practitioners whose published empirical research has furthered the advancement and understanding of the values and skills of dispute resolution. Nomination Criteria You are invited to nominate research (your … Continue reading Mangano Award Nomination Deadline – December 16

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 3

Here’s the third part in the Theory of Change symposium. Perhaps not surprisingly, many of the pieces in this part focus on use of technology in DR.  As Alyson Carrel points out, technology in DR not just ODR.  So we need to recognize the broad range of ways that people can and do use technology … Continue reading Theory of Change Symposium – Part 3

Cyberweek 2019 – November 18-22

From my colleague Amy Schmitz: Cyberweek 2019, hosted by the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, will take place November 18-22. We’re getting excited about Cyberweek 2019, which will have great presenters and demos, so it should be a fun week. Registration is free, so please let your students and colleagues know they can … Continue reading Cyberweek 2019 – November 18-22

The Law Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Recently, I was invited to give a lecture at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law.  This talk grew out of my post, Legal Stress, which summarized how the law and legal system can be very stressful for everyone who comes in contact with it including parties, lawyers, law students, and even law professors.  Law … Continue reading The Law Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 6

Perceptive readers recall my series of posts about President Trump’s negotiation skills.  (Here’s a link to Part 5, which includes links to the whole collection.) This part provides an overview of Mr. Trump’s negotiation failures whereas the prior parts focused on particular negotiations.  It summarizes a Washington Post column by liberal columnist Paul Waldman.  I … Continue reading President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 6

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 2

This second part in the Theory of Change symposium includes three pieces about legal education and two pieces about dispute resolution practice. Rebekah Gordon suggests ways that law schools can engage students’ interest in ADR.  Debra Berman argues that law schools should provide more realistic instruction about ADR by increasingly focusing on mediation advocacy and … Continue reading Theory of Change Symposium – Part 2

History of a Young Female Law Professor

The Washington Post published an account of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s career as a law professor, Elizabeth Warren Faced Sexism, Shed a Husband and Found Her Voice Teaching Law in Houston, which you might find interesting regardless of your views about her politics. The article described her academic career starting in the late 1970s.  She faced … Continue reading History of a Young Female Law Professor

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 1

A combination of several things prompted me to organize this Theory of Change Symposium.  In January, noting a combination of indicators, I wrote this post worrying about the future of ADR in legal education.  Last summer’s “Past-and-Future” conference inspired me to think about what our community might do to counteract some of the troubling trends. … Continue reading Theory of Change Symposium – Part 1

Top Six Reasons to Attend the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute on March 9-10

From Harrie Samaras, immediate past chair of the Section of Dispute Resolution: It’s being taught by over 20 of the leading arbitrators and arbitration advocates in the country. It will teach new arbitrators the skills needed to become good arbitrators and experienced arbitrators will learn how to become great arbitrators. It will teach new arbitration … Continue reading Top Six Reasons to Attend the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute on March 9-10