One key focus of our trip was all of the organizations working on shared society across groups in Israel. Our day of shared society started at Sindyanna of Galilee with a Za’atar workshop. Sindyanna of Galilee is a non-profit organization that employs Arab and Jewish women who aim to create a peaceful coexistence between the … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Shared Society
The group had a memorable night at the kibbutz and were very sad to leave the cozy cottages we were able to stay in. Our busy day (Tuesday) of sight-seeing started with a visit to Mount Bental. At the peak of Mt. Bental we had views of Golan and Syria. Taylor Brisco and her friends … Continue reading Israel Reflections–Golan Heights, the Galilee and the Druze
As we said our goodbyes to Yad Vashem, we headed towards the beautiful Israeli Supreme Court to hear from former Chief Justice Asher Dan Grunis. Justice Grunis spoke to the students about the differences between the U.S. Supreme Court and the Israeli Supreme Court. The comparison in the annual caseload (about 70 cases in the … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Supreme Court & Eco Peace
I have the great pleasure to share the news that FOI Michael Colatrella (Pacific-McGeorge) will become Interim Dean at the School of Law starting July 1st while Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz takes on the role as Interim Provost. More details are available here. Congratulations Michael !
The day after our interesting trip to Palestine we visited Yad Vashem, Israel’s holocaust memorial. Many of the students on the trip had learned about the Holocaust in school and visited the Holocaust museum in D.C., but nothing could really prepare them for this experience. In advance, I had each student research someone on the … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Yad Vashem
On Sunday afternoon, we headed to the West Bank aka Palestine, and again had an amazing new experience for me. It was also pretty impactful for the students as you will read below. We had with us for the entire afternoon, the very talented Riman Barakat, a Fulbright scholar who completed her studies at Marquette … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–A Visit to Palestine
[Please excuse this interruption of the wonderful Israel reflections!] A few weeks ago, over at the Securities Arbitration Commentator blog, George Friedman posted a helpful summary of all the “anti-mandatory arbitration bills” that have been introduced by House and Senate democrats this year. You may be interested in reading it.
On our second full day in Israel, we visited the Old City to gain perspective at how the crossroads of religion all seem to meet here. And, for the first time, we could actually ascend to the top of the Temple Mount to see the Dome of the Rock up close. (I had not been … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Holy Sites in the Old City
On Day 2 of our magical trip to Israel we visited Masada and the Dead Sea. As student Alexander Hensley put it “[It] was the perfect way to kick off this trip.” (Let me note to all travelers, a day in the sun outside is quintessential jetlag recovery!) The story of Masada is one that … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Day Two–Masada, the Dead Sea and Dialogue
Hi blogosphere–it is my pleasure to start us off with blogging about this year’s spring break trip. We had 40, yes 40!, law students on this trip with four faculty. And it was a great group. Per usual, we started off on Friday night with a lookout over Jerusalem where we all celebrated our safe … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Let’s Do This!
From my dear colleague and Friend of Indisputably, Nancy Welsh: Dear Colleagues, I am posting this in my role as Chair of the Dispute Resolution Research Advisory Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution (“Advisory Committee”). In 2017, the Section’s Task Force on Research on Mediator Techniques issued a comprehensive report analyzing research that … Continue reading What Do We Know About Best Practices in Mediation?
From FOI Nancy Welsh: Tom Stipanowich and I are writing to remind you of the June 18-19 conference being held in Malibu–and to request that you forward this notice to dispute resolution colleagues, including adjunct faculty at your schools who might not be on the listserv. Titled “Appreciating our Legacy and Engaging our Future,” this … Continue reading ADR Conference at Pepperdine