Inter-School Negotiation Practicum in the Fall

From GFOI Debra Berman: As you begin to prepare your syllabus for next semester, please consider incorporating our Inter School Negotiation Practicum. Last year, I organized a nationwide “Inter-School Negotiation Practicum” that included 623 students from 23 law schools.  And we are gearing up to offer it again this fall. If you choose to involve … Continue reading Inter-School Negotiation Practicum in the Fall

AAA-ICDR Foundation New Grant Program for Racial Injustice Initiatives

The AAA-ICDR Foundation has established a new grant opportunity that will award one or two grants, up to a total of $250,000 each, to support programs that will address either of the following: Racial Injustice Response: Create innovative and additional ways to engage citizens in meaningful dialogue with one another and/or with government authorities including … Continue reading AAA-ICDR Foundation New Grant Program for Racial Injustice Initiatives

Consider Cooking Up Stone Soup in the Fall – Especially in Clinical and Externship Courses

During the summer, faculty plan their courses for the fall. This is a good time to consider including Stone Soup assignments in your courses, especially clinical and externship courses. Faculty who used Stone Soup assignments found that they and their students almost invariably were very enthusiastic, feeling that this was a valuable contribution to students’ … Continue reading Consider Cooking Up Stone Soup in the Fall – Especially in Clinical and Externship Courses

How Many People Will Preventably Die or Get Ill if Universities Hold Classes in Person? – Part 2

This builds on a previous post discussing problems with plans to teach in-person classes in the fall. Most of this post reproduces a listserv message from TFOI Ben Davis expressing concern about universities’ plans for the fall semester. Like Ben, I am very alarmed about universities’ plans to hold classes in person considering how the … Continue reading How Many People Will Preventably Die or Get Ill if Universities Hold Classes in Person? – Part 2

ABA Dispute Resolution Section Fellowship Program

The American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution (DR) Section’s new Fellowship program is accepting applications for its first cohort of Fellows.  The program provides Fellows with opportunities to gain experience with the Section, and is aimed at grooming the next generation of leadership, while at the same time helping the Fellows to advance their careers … Continue reading ABA Dispute Resolution Section Fellowship Program

Want to Talk About Mediators Causing Impasses?

Respected mediator Michael Lang conducts monthly case consultation / reflective practice group sessions for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Mediation Committee. The next one is on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm, ET, and focuses on mediators causing impasses. Here’s the description of the program: Have you noticed that most things written for mediators … Continue reading Want to Talk About Mediators Causing Impasses?

Pace’s Environmental Law and Policy Problem-Solving Competition.

Calling all environmentally-oriented problem-solvers! I am pleased to announce that my law school (Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University) is launching the first annual Environmental Law & Policy Hack Competition, and it is going virtual this year (of course!). Law school teams are invited to submit a proposal that analyzes and develops a … Continue reading Pace’s Environmental Law and Policy Problem-Solving Competition.

BATNAs and the Emotional Pains from “Positional Negotiation”

If you have problems with BATNA theory, you aren’t the only one.  Some people have privately shared their concerns with me, and I suspect that there are a lot of others who are “in the closet” and don’t express their concerns publicly because BATNAs are so widely taken for granted in our community. George Siedel’s … Continue reading BATNAs and the Emotional Pains from “Positional Negotiation”

Jurist Articles

Colleagues recently wrote two timely articles for Jurist, which is soliciting additional pieces. TFOI Ben Davis wrote The Business of Reopening Colleges and Universities in a Pandemic. GFOI Cheryl L. Wade and Elayne E. Greenberg wrote July 4, 2020: How Will We Celebrate? Ben reported that Jurist publisher Bernard Hibbits invites additional articles.  If you … Continue reading Jurist Articles

Clinical Fellow opening at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

From Sara del Nido Budish: The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program is seeking applications for a Clinical Fellow.  This role is a term position through June 30, 2022, open to those who earned their J.D. within the last 3 years.  The fellow:   Will provide regular oversight, supervision, and coaching to students involved in … Continue reading Clinical Fellow opening at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

Negotiation and DSD Principles in a Pandemic

As so many business and institutions face economic hardship from the pandemic, our concepts of dispute resolution are more important than ever. Principles of system design–transparency, consult before deciding, and maintaining trust–are crucial. Similarly, avoiding bias and thinking creatively need to be used in making decisions. In the article linked here, entitled How Jewish Organizations Can … Continue reading Negotiation and DSD Principles in a Pandemic