What Do Litigants Really Want?

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?

Appreciating This Year’s Stone Soup Faculty

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

Pepperdine Launches Jewish Divorce Mediation Clinic

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

“It’s called ‘flipping’ and it almost ought to be illegal”

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”

Comings, Goings, and Other Milestones – 2018 edition (updated)

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)