As part of my LIRA book tour, I gave talks entitled,“They Should Call It Negotiation School, Not Law School” for Becky Jacobs’s (Tennessee) ADR class and the UC-Davis’s King Hall Negotiation Teams student organization (thanks to Donna Shestowsky’s suggestion). The presentation points out that the vast majority of cases are negotiated, not litigated and certainly … Continue reading They Should Call It Negotiation School, Not Law School
From FPOI Peter Philips: We are pleased to announce the third 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. Please note the varying times of each program. … Continue reading Next Series of New York Law School Wednesday Conversations
I have had some wonderful conversations in my LIRA book tour and made videos of some of them. Considering the challenges of synchronous instruction these days, faculty may want to assign some of these videos as asynchronous “guest lectures” and/or make-up assignments if students or faculty have to miss some classes. Here’s a list of … Continue reading More LIRA Videos
One of the joys of being a teacher is seeing former students take what we have taught and then thrive in their work. We see it in all our newsletters trumpeting the achievements of our students and graduates. I mention this because my school just posted profiles of LLM graduates I taught: Cynthia Alkon, Brian … Continue reading Proud Teachers
From BFOI Linda Seely on behalf of Kanika S. Singh, ABA Dispute Resolution Section Student Liaison: Here are some upcoming events to let your students know about (and consider attending yourself): (1) Campus Events / Visits: Please take advantage of your ABA DR section resources such as your student liaison (me), staff, and section volunteers!! … Continue reading Upcoming ABA DR Section Events For Students and Others
From SFOI Sheila Purcell Dear Colleagues, We hope this finds you well at this unusual time. I write from (smoky!) Northern California to invite you to: New Frontiers in ADR A virtual “lunch and learn” Speaker Series! Mark your calendar and register for these two, free events, which will take place at noon Pacific, 1 Mountain, … Continue reading Hastings Programs with Grande Lum and John Lande on October 14 and 28
From TFOI Elayne Greenberg: The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s School of Law invites you to a virtual program celebrating: 2020 Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award Recipients: University of Illinois College of Law Professors Verity Winship and Jennifer K. Robbennolt. Professors Winship and Robbennolt will present their award-winning research reported … Continue reading Program with Mangano Award Recipients on September 21
From FFOI Susan Yates about the latest resource from the invaluable Resolution Systems Institute (RSI): As the pandemic wears on, courts have been transitioning services online and exploring how ADR and ODR can aid their communities in new ways. Given the challenging nature of the situation, I am pleased to share a newly completed resource … Continue reading RSI’s Complete “Guide to Program Success” Now Available!
From BFOI Kristen Blankley: The State of Nebraska adopted Standards of Practice for Restorative Justice Facilitators (“Nebraska RJ Standards”), which can be found here. Kristen Blankley (University of Nebraska) chaired the committee responsible for drafting the standards, and committee involved stakeholders from across the state, including Dan Bechtol (Executive Director, Concord Mediation Center), Monica Miles-Steffens … Continue reading Nebraska Adopts Standards of Practice for Restorative Justice Facilitators
I just became a guest writer for the Kluwer Mediation Blog, which features academics and practitioners from around the world. I want to cross-pollinate Indisputably and KMB by encouraging subscribers of each blog to subscribe to the other. I hope to stimulate conversations between our communities. My first KMB post is The Evolution To Planned … Continue reading Kluwer Mediation Blog Post on the Evolution of Mediation
Everyone knows that a bottom line in a lawsuit is an immutable “line in the sand” that is accurately reported to mediators and counterparts as the least that a plaintiff would accept or most that a defendant would pay. Not really. During the life cycle of a case, lawyers start with vague and tentative bottom … Continue reading What’s a Bottom Line?
This week, there was another shooting of an unarmed Black man by police, this time in Kenosha, Wisconsin. So it’s very timely to read an article co-authored by MFOI Ava Abramowitz an article in Lawfare, Measurement Matters: The Key to Police Reform. The authors take a dispute system design approach to analyzing the problems, focusing … Continue reading Ava Abramowitz Article on Data Collection as Element in Strategy to Promote Good Police Performance