All posts by John Lande

Presidential Lecture on Listening and Compromise

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 Year’s Recipe for Success in Negotiation

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

Photo Album – 2015

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

Please Put Away Your Damn Phone and Pay Attention

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

Have You Done a Simulation of a Negotiation by Video?

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?

Legal Educators’ Resources Galore!

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!

Multi-Stage Simulations and Enjoying Grading Redux

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