ABA Conference Sessions You Might Enjoy

I love the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution annual conferences. They always put on a wide array of wonderful sessions and it’s a great time to connect with friends, old and new. As in the past, I am listing some sessions that particularly intrigue me.  This reflects my idiosyncratic tastes and it would be a … Continue reading ABA Conference Sessions You Might Enjoy

Tales from the City

From New York, an interesting institutional approach to small-stakes dispute resolution: the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH). According to the article, OATH was created in 1979 as an “independent alternative” to internal agency tribunals. Over the years, OATH has slowly gained jurisdiction over a wide variety of cases, many of which are community/neighborhood-level … Continue reading Tales from the City

Stone Soup: Update on Faculty and Courses — And Invitation to Join the Team

Thanks to the Stone Soup faculty for providing information on their courses which I used to update the roster of the inaugural cohort of these pioneering faculty and their Stone Soup courses. Since we started the Project about a year ago, we have engaged almost 1000 students in 40 classes covering 12 subjects, taught by … Continue reading Stone Soup: Update on Faculty and Courses — And Invitation to Join the Team

Parks on Race, Bias, and Student Evaluations

Gregory Parks (Wake Forest) has published “Race, Cognitive Bias, and the Power of Law Student Teaching Evaluations,” available here. It is a fascinating article, and it made me wonder whether there has ever been an article on student evaluations of ADR professors/courses. I am under the impression that ADR professors/courses receive higher-than-average evaluations; is that … Continue reading Parks on Race, Bias, and Student Evaluations

Art Hinshaw Wins CPR Award for Article on Regulating Mediators

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) gave its award for outstanding professional article to our own Art Hinshaw as well as Stephanie Cohen and Mark Morril, and to Lynn Cohn for a short article. As a matter of parochial pride, I also want to note that the editor-in-chief of Missouri’s Journal of … Continue reading Art Hinshaw Wins CPR Award for Article on Regulating Mediators

Joy on the History of Experiential Education

Peter Joy (Washington University School of Law) has published “The Uneasy History of Experiential Education in U.S. Law Schools,” forthcoming in the Dickinson Law Review and available here. The abstract: This article explores the history of legal education, particularly the rise of experiential learning and its importance. In the early years of legal education in … Continue reading Joy on the History of Experiential Education

Contribute to the Asynchronous Resource Share at the ABA Conference

From GFOI Sharon Press: Dear Colleagues, Like many of you, we are thrilled to see a session added to the program about “living room conversations,” where Section of Dispute Resolution Chair Ben Davis will speak about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his assassination.  We agree with Ben about … Continue reading Contribute to the Asynchronous Resource Share at the ABA Conference

You Can Make Stone Soup at the ABA Conference

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Young Scholars Project has invited law students and new lawyers to attend this year’s annual conference and act as reporters for certain programs at the conference. This project is designed to engage younger people in our field and the Section.  If you see them at the conference, please introduce … Continue reading You Can Make Stone Soup at the ABA Conference

Sale of ABA Books — Only March 13-14

Here’s an announcement from the Francine Bennett at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution about a sale on books – only next Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13-14. All Dispute Resolution titles published before 2016 will be discounted 50% for online purchases at www.shopABA.org. Customers must use code ‘Super18’ to apply discount.  Click here to view … Continue reading Sale of ABA Books — Only March 13-14

Stone Soup:  Student Papers From Gely’s Negotiation, Simcox’s Trust & Estates, and Dauber’s Evidence Courses

Faculty using Stone Soup assignments have required students to write papers summarizing interviews or observations of actual cases.  Like the assignments themselves, these papers vary quite a bit, as illustrated below. This post provides sample papers to give faculty ideas about what you might assign your classes in the future and provide papers you might … Continue reading Stone Soup:  Student Papers From Gely’s Negotiation, Simcox’s Trust & Estates, and Dauber’s Evidence Courses