New York Law School Wednesday Conversations

GFOI Peter Phillips, the director of New York Law School’s ADR Skills Program, is a terrific interviewer and he is continuing the series of lunch time conversations with leading figures in our field.  Here’s an announcement of the next series of interviews. We are pleased to announce the fourth series of this popular event. Every … Continue reading New York Law School Wednesday Conversations

Concepts That Can Help Practitioners Help Parties Make Decisions in Disputes

The good folks at the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College invited me to give a talk as part of their monthly breakfast series.  Last week, I gave a presentation, Helping Parties Make Decisions About What’s Really Important, which synthesizes ideas I have been … Continue reading Concepts That Can Help Practitioners Help Parties Make Decisions in Disputes

Building a Better Bar Study Suggests Need to Restructure Bar Exams

Deborah Jones Merritt, co-author of the report, Building a Better Bar: The Twelve Building Blocks of Minimum Competence, wrote a post, Could We Create a New Bar Exam?  She writes: Neither states nor the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) have ever validated the current exams; that means we have no evidence that the skills … Continue reading Building a Better Bar Study Suggests Need to Restructure Bar Exams

Dispute Resolution Advancement Award Application Deadline January 21

From TFOI Elayne Greenberg: About the Dispute Resolution Advancement Award Given annually through the Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s Law, this $5000 Award honors scholars and practitioners whose published empirical research has furthered the advancement and understanding of the values and skills of dispute resolution. Nomination Criteria You are invited to … Continue reading Dispute Resolution Advancement Award Application Deadline January 21

FMCS Seeks Collaboration with Universities

Forwarded by GFOI Lara Fowler: The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) believes that there is a great mutual benefit to be gained through collaboration with academic institutions.  FMCS mediators, with their wealth of practical experience, have much to contribute to the learning and research in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).  At the … Continue reading FMCS Seeks Collaboration with Universities

Problems with Teaching “Integrative” Negotiation

Debra Berman wrote Is Our Over-Emphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy Falling Short of Reality?, which prompted responses by Art Hinshaw and Carrie Menkel-Meadow as well as others on the DRLE listserv. My answer to Debra’s question is that our over-emphasis on integrative negotiation pedagogy does fall short of reality.  We know that much – probably … Continue reading Problems with Teaching “Integrative” Negotiation

ADR Diversity Panel for Students TOMORROW, November 19

From PFOI Robyn Weinstein: The Brooklyn Law School Student Organizations OUTLaws and APALSA are hosting a free ADR Diversity Panel tomorrow, November 19, 2020 from 12:40 pm – 1:50 pm. The purpose of this panel is to provide insight for future practicing attorneys on how to begin, develop, and thrive in the ADR field. Specifically, … Continue reading ADR Diversity Panel for Students TOMORROW, November 19

ODR through the Lens of A2J: Who Benefits?

My indefatigable colleague, Amy Schmitz, recently gave an important presentation, “ODR through the Lens of A2J: Who Benefits?” which examined ODR’s successes and failures in advancing justice. Yale Law Professor Judith Resnik provided a commentary. This presentation was sponsored by the Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop.  Click here to watch the video.  [But first click on … Continue reading ODR through the Lens of A2J: Who Benefits?

Menkel-Meadow on the Overemphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy

Yesterday DR field titan Carrie Menkel-Meadow (UC-Irvine) contributed to this conversation on the listserv.  Cross posting it here for posterity.  Enjoy. If I may be so bold as to say, as one of the “mothers” of integrative bargaining (actually problem solving in my lexicon), anyone who reads my texts (with Andrea Schneider, Lela Love, Jean … Continue reading Menkel-Meadow on the Overemphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy

The Over-Emphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy

The indefatigable Debra Berman (South Texas) raised an interesting issue on the listserv, which has been posted here, asking if we are doing our students a disservice by over-emphasizing integrative bargaining in our negotiation courses.  Her question is reminiscent of questions raised by James J. While, Gerald Wetlaufer, and Russell Korobkin among other over the … Continue reading The Over-Emphasis on Integrative Negotiation Pedagogy