Conversations about Innovations in Teaching, Research and Technology

From pioneer in our field, Jeanne Brett: With the unprecedented and rapid need to switch from face-to-face to synchronous online classes, everyone using exercises and simulations has learned a lot.  iDG, NegotiateUP and NTR  are launching a series of Conversations about Innovations in Teaching Research and Technology held during three Fridays in June (5th, 12th, … Continue reading Conversations about Innovations in Teaching, Research and Technology

The Coronavirus Crisis Provides an Opportunity to Adopt Better Systems for Licensing Lawyers than the Bar Exam

The ABA Journal recently published an article entitled Bar Exam Does Little to Ensure Attorney Competence, Say Lawyers in Diploma Privilege State, describing the experience in Wisconsin, the only state that currently has the “diploma privilege.”  Under the Wisconsin rules, in-state law school graduates can become licensed without taking a bar exam.  These graduates must … Continue reading The Coronavirus Crisis Provides an Opportunity to Adopt Better Systems for Licensing Lawyers than the Bar Exam

The Importance of Privacy

What do you have to hide?  That’s an issue raised by two comments about my post, Communication, Privacy, and Community in the New Normal. One commenter asked, “What if the government or a private group knowing your real-time biometrics could save lives?  Why do we hold the privacy of such data in such high regard?” … Continue reading The Importance of Privacy

Reflections on Campus Collaboration and Virtual Tools

On April 24 Divided Community Project (DCP) Deputy Director Bill Froehlich and Steering Committee Chair Grande Lum joined HNMCP’s Neil McGaraghan and Kyle Strickland (from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity) to record a webinar session for the ABA’s virtual conference. Bill shares a few reflections on the session which focus … Continue reading Reflections on Campus Collaboration and Virtual Tools

The Coronavirus and the Constructive Conflict Initiative

For many years, Guy and Heidi Burgess have organized a series of projects dealing with difficult, intractable conflicts, and they developed an incredibly rich website of resources. They recently collected the following series of statements about conflict and the coronavirus, including the following.  Here’s a list of the statements with links to each one.  They … Continue reading The Coronavirus and the Constructive Conflict Initiative

Toby Guerin’s Negotiation Exercise

From TFOI Toby Guerin: I thought that I would share an exercise which we posted this week through the Workplace Mediation Service at University of Maryland, Baltimore.  It can be easily adapted for classes and other environments. Several years ago Andrea Schneider and others wrote an article, “Cooking Up a Deal: Negotiation Recipes for Success.”  … Continue reading Toby Guerin’s Negotiation Exercise

One Day Sale on ABA books – May 1 only – 30% off

I want to pass along a notice of a one day sale on ABA books. Friday, May 1 is Law Day and ABA Publishing is celebrating this special day by offering a promotion of 30% off + free ground shipping on all books and e-books. This is a one-day sale similar to the annual Cyber … Continue reading One Day Sale on ABA books – May 1 only – 30% off

Furloughs and Pay Cuts in Higher Education Have Begun

As the economy is ravaged during the nation-wide lockdown, its impact on higher education is beginning to be reported.  Earlier this week the University of Arizona announced dramatic pay cuts and furloughs, which are detailed below.  Expect this to the be first of many such announcements as this economic crisis continues. Pay cuts and furloughs … Continue reading Furloughs and Pay Cuts in Higher Education Have Begun

Might the Pandemic (Finally) Change the Leadership Stereotype?

Does having a woman in charge of a country impact how that country is dealing with the pandemic?   In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, more than one commentator has noticed that it does.  From Forbes to The Atlantic in the U.S., to think tanks around the world, “feminist leadership matters.” Forbes Magazine wrote just … Continue reading Might the Pandemic (Finally) Change the Leadership Stereotype?