Mandatory Minimums and Plea Bargaining

Scott Hechinger, attorney and policy director for the Brooklyn Defender Services, has a fascinating op-ed in today’s New York Times, calling for the end of mandatory minimums. He argues that one of the problems with mandatory minimums is that they make police misconduct more difficult to manage. From the perspective of negotiation, mandatory minimums represent … Continue reading Mandatory Minimums and Plea Bargaining

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 1

A combination of several things prompted me to organize this Theory of Change Symposium.  In January, noting a combination of indicators, I wrote this post worrying about the future of ADR in legal education.  Last summer’s “Past-and-Future” conference inspired me to think about what our community might do to counteract some of the troubling trends. … Continue reading Theory of Change Symposium – Part 1

Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette

I am delighted to post here that I have been named the first director of Marquette’s new Institute for Women’s Leadership. Here is proof that research can lead to action! The announcement is here.   And I’m looking forward to supporting more innovative, cross-disciplinary research and programming that I hope will make a difference on … Continue reading Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette

Top Six Reasons to Attend the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute on March 9-10

From Harrie Samaras, immediate past chair of the Section of Dispute Resolution: It’s being taught by over 20 of the leading arbitrators and arbitration advocates in the country. It will teach new arbitrators the skills needed to become good arbitrators and experienced arbitrators will learn how to become great arbitrators. It will teach new arbitration … Continue reading Top Six Reasons to Attend the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute on March 9-10

Symposium / Conference on Comparative Law and International Dispute Resolution at Missouri, Oct. 17-19

From my colleague, S.I. Strong: In about six weeks’ time (Oct. 17-19), the University of Missouri will host the American Society of Comparative Law’s Annual Meeting.  The theme of the meeting is “Comparative Law and International Dispute Resolution Processes,” and panelists will be addressing a variety of DR mechanisms in cross-border contexts.   In addition to … Continue reading Symposium / Conference on Comparative Law and International Dispute Resolution at Missouri, Oct. 17-19

Lainey Feingold to Deliver OSU’s 2019 Lawrence Lecture

On Tuesday September 10, 2019, Lainey Feingold will deliver The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s 2019 Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution: Forget the Shark and be a Dolphin: Advancing client rights and interests with collaborative negotiating tools. Here is the description from OSU’s website. Lainey will share the tools and strategies that have … Continue reading Lainey Feingold to Deliver OSU’s 2019 Lawrence Lecture

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?

Would You Like to Write a Book – and Support the ABA?

Consider the benefits of writing a book.  Of course, there may be benefits to you personally, such as enhancing your reputation and advancing your career.  By writing a book, you have the opportunity to share your ideas with a larger and wider range of readers than with law review articles. There also are potential benefits … Continue reading Would You Like to Write a Book – and Support the ABA?