All posts by Michael Moffitt

Professional Responsibility Prize

Many in our field explore intersections with legal practice and legal ethics. (And there’s no shortage of aspects yet under-explored!) If you have a publication dated 2020, I strongly urge you to submit it for consideration for the Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize for Scholarship in Professional Responsibility.  Submissions go to  nominations to Professor Samuel Levine at Touro Law … Continue reading Professional Responsibility Prize

Gender & Negotiation: What if the question(s) were wrong?

That’s essentially the provocative, and ultimately persuasive, message from Andrea Schneider’s latest article: What’s Sex Got to Do With it: Questioning Research on Gender & Negotiation Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2019 available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3433926 Central to her thesis is the (in my view correct) observation that most research on negotiation and gender … Continue reading Gender & Negotiation: What if the question(s) were wrong?

“Thanks for Listening” podcast – episode 3

`The HNMCP podcast “Thanks for Listening” has come out with a new episode, this one focused on community dialogue in the wake of  the police shooting of Philando Castile. I listened to it yesterday, and it is thought-provoking. Description from HNMCP: The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program has just posted Episode 3 in their … Continue reading “Thanks for Listening” podcast – episode 3

WSJ on Catholic Church Abuse Mediation in Pennsylvania

From today’s online WSJ, an article with the tagline “Catholic Church Offers to Settle Abuse Claims – With a Catch: A potential flood of lawsuits has spurred the Catholic Church to offer mediation, only if accusers agree not to sue.” About halfway through  the article, the paper describes a “mediation” process under which “Alleged victims tell … Continue reading WSJ on Catholic Church Abuse Mediation in Pennsylvania

Job Posting: Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Fellow

Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program is now accepting applications for its next Clinical Fellow   The Clinical Fellow (CF) position reports to the Director of Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. The CF will work closely with HNMCP staff to support expansion of the school’s innovative program in negotiation, mediation, facilitation, and dispute systems … Continue reading Job Posting: Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Fellow

West coast dispute resolution conversation: Dec. 7 & 8, 2018

From FOIs Jean Sternlight and Lydia Nussbaum of UNLV: The first West Coast Dispute Resolution Conversation was held in Las Vegas on December 7 & 8, 2018 at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law and the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution. The inspiration for the Conversation grew out of the 2018 ABA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Conference … Continue reading West coast dispute resolution conversation: Dec. 7 & 8, 2018

Bill Drake (1944 – 2018): The Passing of an ADR Pioneer

Summarizing Bill Drake’s career is a task poorly suited for a blog post. He was a pioneer in creating integrated approaches to conflict and dispute systems, with a particular focus early in his career on city-level initiatives. He helped to run NIDR early on. He advised ACCORD. He ran the Western Justice Center Foundation. And … Continue reading Bill Drake (1944 – 2018): The Passing of an ADR Pioneer