Women Saying Sorry

Interesting addition to our ongoing discussion about apologies: Check out this TedTalk about how women overapologize, and how too many “I’m sorrys” can relate to or exacerbate problems with confidence, participation, and voice. Canadian sociologist Maja Jovanovic starts with a fascinating story about women academics at a conference downplaying their own expertise. From this writeup: … Continue reading Women Saying Sorry

Being Assertive

This video of talk show host James Corden pranking soccer star David Beckham provides a fascinating example of remaining composed and assertive in the midst of strong emotions. Note, however, that the emotions make it hard for Beckham to brainstorm options, even though he knows that the status quo is unacceptable.

Windsor’s Julie Macfarlane to deliver Moritz’s 2019 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution

Titled “Pass-the-Trash”: How Universities Use Non-Disclosure Agreements to Protect Sexual Predators, Macfarlane will deliver Ohio State’s 2019 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution on Wednesday March 20 in Moritz’s Saxbe Auditorium. Use this link to register, go.osu.edu/schwartz2019. A description of Macfarlane’s lecture follows: The use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in cases involving termination for sexual misconduct … Continue reading Windsor’s Julie Macfarlane to deliver Moritz’s 2019 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution

Purdue Global Agrees to End Use of Mandatory Arbitration for Student Complaints

I received the following email from Bill V. Mullen, Professor of American Studies, Purdue University, Vice-president of Purdue AAUP: American Association of University Professors members in Indiana have won another victory to reclaim Purdue University for students, not corporate profit. After mounting pressure from an Indiana AAUP statewide campaign, the Kaplan-run Purdue University Global has … Continue reading Purdue Global Agrees to End Use of Mandatory Arbitration for Student Complaints

The 2020 USNews Dispute Resolution Rankings

Today the USNews rankings of law schools and law school specialty programs were “leaked.”  That means they were distributed to law school deans to prepare their publicity statements, to trumpet the good and explain the bad.  And the specialty rankings were tabulated differently this year, requiring voters to rate every school for which they had … Continue reading The 2020 USNews Dispute Resolution Rankings

S.I. Strong Won Her Fourth CPR Award for Best Article of 2018

My colleague S.I. Strong received the Outstanding Professional Article Award for 2018 from the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) for her article, Truth in a Post-Truth Society: How Sticky Defaults, Status Quo Bias, and the Sovereign Prerogative Influence the Perceived Legitimacy of International Arbitration, 2018 Univ. of Ill. L. Rev. 533 (2018).  … Continue reading S.I. Strong Won Her Fourth CPR Award for Best Article of 2018

Be There or Be Square

Do you care about the future of ADR in legal education? If so, you will want to be at Peppedine on June 18-19 for Appreciating Our Legacy and Engaging the Future: An International Conference for Dispute ResolutionTeachers, Scholars, and Leaders. This landmark conference for full-time faculty and current adjunct instructors will bring together leading dispute … Continue reading Be There or Be Square

Brown (Quinnipiac) on Free Speech on Campus

You may have heard that President Trump said he would sign an executive order guaranteeing free speech on college campuses. With that in mind, let me recommend Jen Gerarda Brown’s wonderful essay, “Four Questions About Free Speech and Campus Conflict,” written for a symposium at Missouri last year. Jen points out that categorizing speech-related conflicts … Continue reading Brown (Quinnipiac) on Free Speech on Campus