This photo album includes photos from the annual ABA SDR Conference and annual Northwest DR Conference. I particularly like to capture and share photos of pioneers in our field as you can see in some of the earlier albums and you will see in future albums. This album includes a shot of Stephen Goldberg who … Continue reading Photo Album – 2012
President Obama came to prominence in 2004 with a speech in which he argued that there isn’t a red America and a blue America but rather a single United States of America. Looking back twelve years later, this may seem like a rather odd notion in a country riven by intense political polarization. President Obama … Continue reading Presidential Lecture on Listening and Compromise
This photo album includes photos from the ABA SDR conference as well as the AALS Works-In-Progress Conference. Len Riskin was given the scholarship award at the SDR Conference, which was held in Chicago. Lela Love’s Cardozo Law School hosted the WIP in New York City. This is the only WIP I have been able to … Continue reading Photo Album – 2013
I got around a lot in 2014 as you can see in this photo album. My year started in Israel as I was fortunate that Yael Efron arranged invitations for me to give talks at her school in Zefat. It so happened that a bunch of FOIs were in Israel at the time and I … Continue reading Photo Album – 2014
This year, like last year, I ended my negotiation course with students discussing their personal recipes for success in negotiation. To give them some ideas, I assigned them to read Andrea’s cute piece (written along with half the rest of the field) with various recipes. I wanted them to think about their own needs and … Continue reading This Year’s Recipe for Success in Negotiation
This next photo album is from the ABA SDR conference in Seattle. Jean Sternlight received the annual scholarship award and attended with her law school and real-life family. Back row: Michael Saltman, Sonja Saltman, Dean Daniel Hamilton, Sylvia Lazos. Front row: Ben Sternlight Lazos, Jean Sternlight, Samuel Sternlight Lazos. Sarah Cole, Cynthia Alkon, Jill Gross, … Continue reading Photo Album – 2015
Good. Now I have your attention . . . for the nanosecond before you check your Facebook page. I just read two articles about the difficulties of “single-tasking,” aka paying attention. A cute piece in the New York Times identifies a number of problems with multi-tasking with electronic devices and quotes psychologist Kelly McGonigal who … Continue reading Please Put Away Your Damn Phone and Pay Attention
For the final stage of a simulation in my negotiation course, one group of students negotiated with a video hookup to a student who had to be out of town. I hadn’t planned on this experiment (which worked well), but it got me thinking – a dangerous activity, I admit. For quite a while, faculty … Continue reading Have You Done a Simulation of a Negotiation by Video?
This is the first in a series of photo albums of friends and colleagues in our field, as described in a recent post. These shots are from the ABA conference a few weeks ago. Bob Mnookin received the scholarship award and I was too slow to get a shot of him receiving it from Jean … Continue reading Photo Album – 2016 ABA Conference
I love taking pictures of people. Photos can convey people’s spirits so vividly. I especially like to take pictures of smiling faces, and I have a patented method for eliciting them. And I really like reflecting images of our community, which means so much to me. I have been taking pictures of people at DR … Continue reading Dispute Resolution Community Photo Album
Once again, Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo, of Mitchell Hamline, organized a resource share at the Legal Educators’ Colloquium at the ABA conference earlier this month. They compiled all the suggestions that people shared in this document, which also includes suggestions from prior conferences. Lots of ideas for your courses next year. (But first, summer!) … Continue reading Legal Educators’ Resources Galore!
Jim Coben was shocked, shocked that I didn’t mention multi-stage simulations (MSS) at the Legal Educators’ Colloquium Resource Share. (I was dutifully following instructions to focus on new stuff.) To help Jim recover from his shock, I am posting this item. Also to jog your memories and provide an update. After last year’s conference, I … Continue reading Multi-Stage Simulations and Enjoying Grading Redux