All posts by John Lande

Maryland is Hiring Visiting Faculty for New Lawyering Program

From BFOI Deb Eisenberg: The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has openings in the Fall for Visiting Assistant Professors in our new first-year Lawyering program. The Lawyering course sequence provides students with a strong foundation in the analytical, oral and written communication, and professional skills essential in the legal profession.  Consistent … Continue reading Maryland is Hiring Visiting Faculty for New Lawyering Program

Teaching Dispute Resolution with a Marriage Story

Mary Pat Treuthart (Gonzaga) wrote a terrific article describing how to use the Netflix film Marriage Story to teach law students:  Marriage Story: A Tale of Divorce, Love … and the Law, 45 Journal of the Legal Profession 65 (2020). You may recall my thumbnail review of the film, Somewhere Between Reasonable and Crazy, suggesting … Continue reading Teaching Dispute Resolution with a Marriage Story

More Video Conversations – ADR’s Place in Navigating a Polarized Era

From AFOI Nancy Welsh: I’m happy to report that we have posted more video conversations arising out of Texas A&M’s symposium on “ADR’s Place in Navigating a Polarized Era.”  You can find them here (scroll down to Current Events), along with links to the symposium articles in the Texas A&M Law Review and the Ohio … Continue reading More Video Conversations – ADR’s Place in Navigating a Polarized Era

2021 Dispute Resolution Advancement Award Winners

From BFOI Elayne Greenberg: Please join me in congratulating the 2021 Dispute Resolution Advancement Award Winners Avital Mentovich, Professor at University of Haifa’s School of Criminology, J.J. Prescott, the Henry King Ransom Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, and Orna Rabinovich-Einy, Associate Professor on the Law Faculty at the University Haifa … Continue reading 2021 Dispute Resolution Advancement Award Winners

11th Annual International Cyber-conference on Dispute Resolution

From TFOI Brian Jarrett: You are invited to our 11th Annual International Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution, Wed. April 7 @ Noon-2:30 pm (US Pacific Coast Time).   Please invite your students, colleagues, and community members to participate in this international event. Each year, the Cyber-conference has promoted a global town-hall style dialogue between students, professors, mediators, … Continue reading 11th Annual International Cyber-conference on Dispute Resolution

New Report on “Power, Protest, and Political Change” from the Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic

From TFOI Rachel Viscomi and Lisa Dicker: After the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black Americans, protests across the country built what became one of the largest movements in American history. Yet many activists in the U.S. felt that what resulted were only piecemeal reforms and lip service. … Continue reading New Report on “Power, Protest, and Political Change” from the Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic

American Journal Of Mediation National Dispute Resolution Writing Competition

From GFOI Lela Love The American College of Civil Trial Mediators (ACCTM) is proud to announce the 2021 American Journal of Mediation National Dispute Resolution Writing Competition sponsored by the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. ACCTM is an association of dispute resolution professionals with substantial practice experience as mediators, arbitrators and conflict management neutrals. … Continue reading American Journal Of Mediation National Dispute Resolution Writing Competition

Anna Howard’s New Book Examines Why Businesses Don’t Use Mediation – And Other Issues

Anna Howard‘s new book, EU Cross-Border Commercial Mediation: Listening to Disputants – Changing the Frame; Framing the Changes, provides valuable insights about business disputing.  It reports the findings of her study about mediation of EU cross-border commercial disputes, but the dynamics she describes occur in the US and probably many other countries as well. Anna … Continue reading Anna Howard’s New Book Examines Why Businesses Don’t Use Mediation – And Other Issues

Finally, A Mediation TV Program That Tells It Like It Is (Not)

Have you heard?  After all the lousy movies and TV shows that provide ghastly depictions of mediation, Fox TV has produced a series, The Mediator with Ice-T that shows the public exactly how mediation works. What Judge Judy et al. do for courts, Ice-T does for mediation. Disputants tell their stories.  Ice-T consults experts.  Then … Continue reading Finally, A Mediation TV Program That Tells It Like It Is (Not)