All posts by John Lande

US Supreme Court Fellowship Application Deadline – Nov. 6

My colleague S.I. Strong posted the following announcement: The application process for the US Supreme Court Fellowship is open until Friday, November 6, 2015. The Fellows program is open to both junior and mid-career applicants.   An article describing the daily duties of a US Supreme Court Fellow and the application process was recently published in … Continue reading US Supreme Court Fellowship Application Deadline – Nov. 6

Satisfaction Through Service

Life can be darn irritating.  In a NYT op-ed piece, Arthur Brooks argues that “When I am working for myself, any disappointing outcome is a stressful, unpleasant reflection on me.  When I am serving, on the other hand, the work is always intrinsically valuable because of its intention.  Adopting a service mind-set guarantees some measure … Continue reading Satisfaction Through Service

Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 7

This conversation started with my post about planned early dispute resolution (PEDR).   My friend, Peter Benner, and I exchanged comments in that post.   Here are links to Part 2-ish, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6 in this conversation.  This is the last part for now. _____ Peter, throughout this conversation, you have … Continue reading Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 7

Search for Endowed Professor at University of Missouri

The University of Missouri School of Law is conducting a national search for an endowed professorship, as noted below.   Please feel free to forward this information to any colleagues whom you believe might be interested. The University of Missouri School of Law invites applications and nominations for an endowed professorship: the Elwood L. Thomas Missouri … Continue reading Search for Endowed Professor at University of Missouri

Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money

Recently, I was asked to write a post for a state bar association blog with highlights from my article, My Last Lecture:  More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers.  Then I thought, heck, I should post it here too. Understand Your Clients’ Interests.  Lawyers often assume that they know what their clients want–to get … Continue reading Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money

Request for Comments on My Last Lecture

Several weeks ago, I posted an item about an article with advice for law students (and, to some extent, lawyers):  My Last Lecture: More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers. I would love to get any comments or suggestions about the things that students do to drive you crazy (crazier?) and what they might … Continue reading Request for Comments on My Last Lecture

Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 6

This conversation started with my post about planned early dispute resolution (PEDR).  My friend, Peter Benner, and I exchanged comments in that post.  Here are links to Part 2-ish, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 in this conversation.   I had some questions about Peter’s last post.  Here I pose the questions and Peter responded. … Continue reading Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 6

Early Neutral Case Management, Tony Piazza, Biases, and Thanks for the Feedback

I just came back from the bi-annual training retreat of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN), where I was one of the speakers. I caught the second half of the program and each of these sessions was fascinating, as I describe below.   I had never heard of NADN before, and I was impressed … Continue reading Early Neutral Case Management, Tony Piazza, Biases, and Thanks for the Feedback

Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 5

This conversation started with my post about planned early dispute resolution (PEDR).  My friend, Peter Benner, and I exchanged comments in that post.  Here are links to Part 2-ish, Part 3, and Part 4 in this conversation.  This is Peter’s response to my last post. ________________________________________________ In your question of whether we may be in … Continue reading Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 5

My Last Lecture in Your Course

For the first time since 2004, this fall, I will not teach our required 1L course, Lawyering: Problem-Solving and Dispute Resolution. We had several sections each year and so I had a chance to impart my views about lawyering to a substantial part of our class.  I felt passionate about the value of good lawyering … Continue reading My Last Lecture in Your Course

Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 4

This conversation started with my post about planned early dispute resolution (PEDR). My friend, Peter Benner, and I exchanged comments in that post.  Here are links to Part 2-ish and Part 3 in this conversation. _______________________________________________________________ Peter, I think that your post helps move us closer to understanding the motivations of the players in corporate … Continue reading Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 4

Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 3

This conversation started with my post about planned early dispute resolution (PEDR).  My friend, Peter Benner, and I exchanged comments in that post.  Because we decided to continue this conversation for a while, I am posting our ideas in new posts, starting with the last one (Part 2-ish).  Here is Peter’s response to my last … Continue reading Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 3