Stone Soup: Young Scholars Report on ABA Conference Programs

Don’t you hate it when you want to go to two or three conference programs scheduled at the same time?  Or if you miss a great program because you can’t go to the conference at all?  Or, after you get home from a conference, you can’t remember some great insights you had there? Serendipitously, Linda … Continue reading Stone Soup: Young Scholars Report on ABA Conference Programs

The New Handshake:  Using ODR to Create Value for Consumers and Businesses

I recently joined the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Publications Board, which recruits people to write books, reviews book proposals, and oversees the Section’s bookselling operation.  If you might want to write a book for the Section, you can contact Pub Board chair Rebecca Price and/or vice-chair Andy Little. I came to appreciate the importance … Continue reading The New Handshake:  Using ODR to Create Value for Consumers and Businesses

Latest and Greatest Resource Share

Thanks once again to Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo for the invaluable service of compiling resources as part of the ABA Legal Educators’ Colloquium.   Sharon wrote: “I hope the end of the semester is going well for you.  Bobbi and I wanted to be sure you had the “final” version of the Resource Share before … Continue reading Latest and Greatest Resource Share

Cool Canadian Colleagues

Many readers know (or know of) Canadian(-based) colleagues Michelle LeBaron and Julie Macfarlane.  Michelle does incredibly creative work on conflict and culture.  Julie has done a lot of empirical research, including studies on mediation, collaborative law, Sharia Law, and self-represented litigants.  I especially like her article, Culture Change – A Tale of Two Cities and … Continue reading Cool Canadian Colleagues

Upcoming ABA DR Section Programs

From Ben Davis, Chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Dear Colleagues, Here are the upcoming programs through the end of June for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. Advanced Arbitration Series Webinar #6: Ethical Aspects to Consider While Building an Arbitration Practice Apr. 25, 2018, Web Mid-Atlantic Chapter May Brownbag: Restorative Justice: Mediation … Continue reading Upcoming ABA DR Section Programs

Frisbie on the World Mediation Congress at Loyola Chicago

And you thought basketball is what put Loyola-Chicago on the map.  TFOI Teresa Frisbie provides this first-hand report about the World Mediation Congress, which Loyola recently hosted. The 300+ mediators, judges, attorneys and students at the International Academy of Dispute Resolution World Mediation Congress and 17th annual international mediation tournament held in March at Loyola … Continue reading Frisbie on the World Mediation Congress at Loyola Chicago

Winner of AALS ADR Section Best Article of 2017 Award

The AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution is delighted to announce the winner of this year’s (inaugural) award for best scholarly article published in print or online in the previous year in the field of ADR. The Committee received a tremendous number of nominations of extremely high-quality articles, making the decision very difficult.  The Section’s 2018 … Continue reading Winner of AALS ADR Section Best Article of 2017 Award

The Lost Art of Listening, with a nod to Senator Kaine

I am in Washington, DC at the annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference enjoying the cherry blossoms and the fabulous line-up of speakers and presentations. In particular, the plenary sessions yesterday and today were extraordinary, both in their timeliness of topic and thought-provoking quality. Yesterday, the NY Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman received the … Continue reading The Lost Art of Listening, with a nod to Senator Kaine