Resnik – Unlocking the Courts: Ending Arbitration Mandates and Gag Orders

Yale law professor Judith Resnik has penned an op-ed calling for passage of the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIRA).  That shouldn’t be a surprise based on her work on democratic values and arbitration over the years.  However, she dug into some data and . . . . well, check out the excerpt below. Advocates … Continue reading Resnik – Unlocking the Courts: Ending Arbitration Mandates and Gag Orders

Survey of Early Dispute Resolution Movements and Possible Next Steps

I recently gave a presentation to the ABA SDR’s Early Dispute Resolution Committee and I planned to write a blog post summarizing the presentation.  Well, that post grew into this draft paper, Survey of Early Dispute Resolution Movements and Possible Next Steps.  I have been studying EDR for 20 years and this overgrown blog post … Continue reading Survey of Early Dispute Resolution Movements and Possible Next Steps

UNLV Hosts Speaker to Discuss Peace in the Desert

From MFOI Lydia Nussbaum The UNLV Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution will host Professor Alia Malek on Thursday, April 8 at noon PDT for a virtual talk as part of its “Peace in the Desert” Speakers Series.   Her presentation is entitled “When Home Is Unattainable, What Replaces It?” Professor Malek began her professional career as … Continue reading UNLV Hosts Speaker to Discuss Peace in the Desert

Coben & Stienstra’s Fabulous Annotated Bibliography of Empirical Research

There’s too darn much ADR research.  Too darn much if you have any hope of keeping up with it. We are blessed and cursed with an interest in a subject that deals with virtually every aspect of life and is studied in  many different disciplines.  So we are fortunate that Jim Coben and Donna Stienstra … Continue reading Coben & Stienstra’s Fabulous Annotated Bibliography of Empirical Research

USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution Fifth Annual Symposium

From GFOI Richard Peterson: The USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution and JAMS are holding their fifth annual symposium with two upcoming webinars Wednesday, April 14, 2021 The Arbitrator’s Approach to Contract Interpretation Issues: Civil vs. Common Law Perspectives 8:00 a.m. Pacific / 11:00 a.m. Eastern / 5:00 p.m. London / 11:00 p.m. Singapore   … Continue reading USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution Fifth Annual Symposium

Arizona State Seeks 2 Visiting Associate Professors

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is inviting  applications for up to two positions as Visiting Assistant Professor.  We are not looking for any specific areas, so DR scholars are in the mix.  VAPs have traditionally taught a first-year course, so I presume that will be expected going forward.  Some … Continue reading Arizona State Seeks 2 Visiting Associate Professors

Discussions in Dispute Resolution Virtual Book Launch – Final Round with Len Riskin

Last week Andrea Schneider had an insightful interview with Bob Mnookin as part of the virtual book launch for Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles (book and book launch details here).  Once the video is posted, we will provide a link in case you missed it. What interesting things will we learn from this … Continue reading Discussions in Dispute Resolution Virtual Book Launch – Final Round with Len Riskin

Some new negotiation catchphrases: What Would Jacinda Do? Or Learn to Merkeln.

This week for women’s history month, I’ll be turning toward the “professionals”–those women whose job clearly includes negotiation–and highlight how their negotiation and leadership skills should be celebrated.  The skill set demonstrated by these successful leaders could be characterized as balancing assertiveness and empathy.  Or being willing to both listen and make hard decisions.  Walk … Continue reading Some new negotiation catchphrases: What Would Jacinda Do? Or Learn to Merkeln.