All posts by John Lande

Why We Write

Our own Sarah Cole, Jill Gross, and Andrea Schneider, along with Tim Hedeen and Nancy Welsh, led an excellent session at the ABA conference entitled, “How Being Angry Leads to Good Research.” They said that perceptions of “injustice, bias, discrimination and wrongdoing” have motivated them and others to do valuable research.  Jean Sternlight, when accepting … Continue reading Why We Write

Everything I Know About Dispute Resolution is Wrong – Especially What You Say About It

I think that it is accurate to say that at the ABA DR Section Conference we had a lively session entitled, “Everything You Know About Dispute Resolution is Wrong – Can You Handle the Truth?” (At least it was lively for those who were able to squeeze into the room and not for the people … Continue reading Everything I Know About Dispute Resolution is Wrong – Especially What You Say About It

Please Share a Resource — and Do it Now

Sharon Press,  at Hamline, sent the following announcement on the DRLE listserv and I want to repeat it and encourage you to think RIGHT NOW what you might share at the ABA conference — in just 10 days.  Yikes! Professor Bobbi McAdoo and I thought we’d try something slightly different for the Professor Resource Share … Continue reading Please Share a Resource — and Do it Now

Behind the Scenes at the Iranian Nuclear Negotiation

I am fascinated to learn behind-the-scenes stories of high-profile negotiations, like the negotiation over Iranian nuclear capabilities, which the New York Times just described. Interesting tidbit:  the negotiators used an erasable whiteboard so that the Iranians didn’t have a document they could send back to their superiors in Tehran. Another unusual arrangement:   “[T]he Iranians did … Continue reading Behind the Scenes at the Iranian Nuclear Negotiation

Everything You Know about Dispute Resolution is Wrong – Can You Handle the Truth?

You are cordially invited to this program at the ABA conference in Seattle, which will take place on Friday, April 17, from 3-4:15, in the Orcas Room. My partners in crime for this caper are Alyson Carrel, Jim Coben, and Noam Ebner. Here’s the idea for our program – How many times have you heard … Continue reading Everything You Know about Dispute Resolution is Wrong – Can You Handle the Truth?

Illusions of Competence

BARBRI’s “State of the Legal Field Survey” reports that “71 percent of 3L law students believe they possess sufficient practice skills.  In contrast, only 23 percent of practicing attorneys who work at companies that hire recent law school graduates believe recent law school graduates possess sufficient practice skills.” This finding is puzzling and astounding. It … Continue reading Illusions of Competence