Probably like many readers of this blog, I have been very uncomfortable with our highly polarized politics lately. I have written about my conflicted feelings about how to deal with these issues, including this article, How Can We Build Common Ground Between Bubbles? Clearly, it is counterproductive to try to build common ground with people … Continue reading Building Political Common Ground
GFOI Donna Shestowsky (California-Davis) recently wrote the latest in a series of her studies asking actual litigants about their procedural preferences. The article is Inside the Mind of the Client: An Analysis of Litigants’ Decision Criteria for Choosing Procedures, 36 Conflict Resolution Quarterly 69 (2018). Here’s the abstract: This article presents findings from the … Continue reading What Do Litigants Really Want?
I am very proud to present the roster of faculty who are using Stone Soup in their courses this year to help students learn about actual cases. This features 52 faculty members, including about 22 who are starting to use it this year. They come from 37 schools, including about 14 where it is being used … Continue reading Appreciating This Year’s Stone Soup Faculty
Hosted by FOI Deborah Eisenberg and her great team at the University of Maryland School of Law, our annual works-in-progress conference will be October 4-6. Registration link is here. Come hear great papers, hang out with colleagues, get inspired for your own work, and start the academic year with a bang! Hope to see you … Continue reading Last Chance to Register for Works in Progress
In partnership with the Jewish Divorce Assistance Center of Los Angeles, Pepperdine is launching the Jewish Divorce Mediation Clinic. According to Pepperdine’s Surf Report (best ever name for a law school news update) this description The School of Law is launching the Jewish Divorce Mediation Clinic in Fall 2018. Open to JD and LL.M. students … Continue reading Pepperdine Launches Jewish Divorce Mediation Clinic
President Trump said this in response to the plea bargain of his former lawyer, Michael Cohen. However, Michael Cohen did not, in fact, “flip.” Cohen’s plea deal is not conditioned on him giving any evidence in a future or concurrent prosecution. Michael Cohen did plead guilty in federal court to eight counts including tax fraud, … Continue reading “It’s called ‘flipping’ and it almost ought to be illegal”
You make history all the time though you probably don’t think about it that way. People often think of history as involving significant public figures and events, not average people doing things in their everyday lives. Of course, we are the central actors in our own lives and we are part of our own and … Continue reading Make Video History
From my colleague, Amy Schmitz: This is a further reminder I am sending out on behalf of Professor Ian Macduff, who is the Director of the NZ Centre for ICT Law at the University of Auckland. This reminder is about the 18th ODR Forum, to be hosted by the NZ Centre for ICT Law in … Continue reading ODR Forum Reminder – November 14-15
From FOI Rishi Batra: A quick reminder from the Legal Education in Dispute Resolution Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution that Program Proposals for the Spring Conference (April 10-13, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, MN) are due by August 31, 2018. This includes proposals for the Legal Educators Colloquium (LEC) … Continue reading Call for Proposals – ABA DR Conference
The memorial service for Frank Sander will take place at Harvard’s Memorial Church on October 20 at 2pm, with a reception to follow at the Harvard Faculty Club. I hope that you will come, if you are able. Meanwhile, Frank’s children have put together an absolutely breathtaking website (franksander.com) with photos and stories from Frank’s … Continue reading Frank Sander memorial: October 20
“Truth isn’t truth.” So said Rudy Giuliani when explaining why his client, the president, should avoid participating in an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He rejected the argument that his client didn’t have to worry about this even though he would tell the truth because Mr. Mueller may have a different “version of the … Continue reading What’s the Truth?
Every year I do my best to keep track of faculty moves and other items of note for posting at the beginning of the academic year to spread the news. We’re light on moves this year – none (really?) – but there are several prominent visitors and some interesting openings for next year. And scroll … Continue reading Comings, Goings, and Other Milestones – 2018 edition (updated)