All posts by John Lande

Resource Share at the ABA Legal Educators’ Colloquium

From FFOI Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo: Dear Colleagues, The Annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference is almost here and that means it is once again time for us to collect information for the annual Legal Educators’ Resource Share! This year’s event will take place on Friday, April 8 from 4:45 pm – 6:00 … Continue reading Resource Share at the ABA Legal Educators’ Colloquium

New Client Interviewing and Counseling Video Resources

From producers of incredible educational resources, Marjorie Aaron and Dwight Golann: Dear colleagues, We are writing to let you know of new video resources available for teaching interviewing and counseling, skills we think are key to effective dispute resolution.  The videos come with roleplay instructions;  you can download them at no charge for classroom use. … Continue reading New Client Interviewing and Counseling Video Resources

Some Sessions at the ABA DR Conference That Intrigue Me

I love the annual conference of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. It’s my annual reunion with friends from all over and a chance to meet folks I haven’t met before.  I love the mix of practitioners, administrators, researchers, academics, and students, among others, who share an interest in improving dispute resolution. The conference also … Continue reading Some Sessions at the ABA DR Conference That Intrigue Me

Skating to Where the Puck Is Going, Not Where It’s Been

In my last post, I described an ABA SDR conference session next month that looks really good.  This post describes a session I will be in.  I plan to write at least one more post about other sessions and my fellow bloggers and commenters may want to highlight some sessions and events you think that … Continue reading Skating to Where the Puck Is Going, Not Where It’s Been

Pomerantz and DR Section on Consumer Arbitration

My friend, Lisa Renee Pomerantz, a New York lawyer and neutral, wrote an article on consumer arbitration in ACResolution that you might want to check out.  It chronicles a history of efforts to regulate and improve consumer arbitration, leading up to the recent study and proposed rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  It … Continue reading Pomerantz and DR Section on Consumer Arbitration

Review of Best-Selling Negotiation Text

This seems like an appropriate time to review that best-selling negotiation guide written in the 1980s. I refer, of course, to The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump.  (What – you were expecting Getting to Yes?) The leading presidential candidates from both major political parties have a lot of professional negotiation experience and … Continue reading Review of Best-Selling Negotiation Text

Missouri-National Academy of Arbitrators Website

From my colleagues Rafael Gely and Bob Bailey: The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law (CSDR) is delighted to announce the launching of ArbitrationInfo.com. In 2014, faculty at the CSDR and the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA) began conversations about a possible collaboration on a website … Continue reading Missouri-National Academy of Arbitrators Website

Simulation Assessment Forms and Other Materials

In response to the an exchange on the DRLE listserv about assessment forms used in negotiation simulations, I provided some forms that I use.  This post includes my post on the listserv with some assessment forms as well as some additional material which you are welcome to use or adapt. One form is a general … Continue reading Simulation Assessment Forms and Other Materials

Elements of DR Courses

Last summer, we updated the DRLE website by posting 122 recent DR syllabi.  As I collected and organized the syllabi, I was curious if there were any patterns in the elements of the syllabi.  My colleague, Rafael Gely, who directs our Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, and I arranged for our CSDR Fellow, … Continue reading Elements of DR Courses

Clarifying BATNA, MLATNA, WATNA, ZOPA and More

In an earlier episode, we established that there is widespread confusion about what the heck is the difference between a BATNA and MLATNA. I created this table for my negotiation class illustrating the relationships between WATNA, MLATNA, BATNA, bottom lines, and ZOPA.  It is based on a simulation of a simple personal injury case. Hopefully … Continue reading Clarifying BATNA, MLATNA, WATNA, ZOPA and More

Wanted: Director of ABA Section of Dispute Resolution

Nancy Welsh, Chair-Elect of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, sent the following job announcement for the Section Director, which is based in Washington DC. ORGANIZATION: The Section of Dispute Resolution is the principal home within the American Bar Association for lawyers and non-lawyer associate members engaged in all facets of dispute resolution—as third party … Continue reading Wanted: Director of ABA Section of Dispute Resolution

Easy Assignment to Promote Law Students’ Apprenticeship of Identity

The 2007 Carnegie Report recommended that law schools promote an apprenticeship of professional identity as well as of knowledge and skills.  This has always been a concern of mine because lawyers need a professional compass to help guide them through the vast range of types of legal matters, clients, services (e.g., litigation or transactional), among … Continue reading Easy Assignment to Promote Law Students’ Apprenticeship of Identity