Alert readers know that I am worried about the future of DR in US law schools. There is a large cohort of senior law school faculty who are aging toward retirement with limited prospects of replacement with new faculty. It would be nice if, in the next 10-20 years, we could expect that law schools … Continue reading Infect a Colleague Today – and Next Year and the Year After That!
From AFFOI Rishi Batra: On Monday, July 29th, several law professors from around the country who teach alternative dispute resolution met at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference in Boca Raton, FL for a wide-ranging discussion entitled “Using Dispute Resolution Skills to Teach Current Events.” Among those present were Cynthia Alkon (Texas A&M), … Continue reading Using Dispute Resolution Skills to Teach Current Events
This post is by Rebekah Gordon, Northwestern School of Law, Class of 2020, with her reflections on the Past-and-Future conference. I will never forget my first experience in my mediation course. It all clicked for me. I found a class that allowed me to stretch my communication muscles in a legal context that wasn’t moot … Continue reading The Future is Calling. Don’t Hang It Up Yet!
This post is by Andrew Mamo, a lecturer and clinical instructor at Harvard Law School with his reflections about the Past-and-Future conference. My thanks to the organizers and participants at the “Appreciating our Legacy and Engaging the Future” conference. It was a tremendous gathering of so many individuals in our field — from those who … Continue reading Appreciating Our Legacy in Two Ways
BuzzFeed published a long article detailing Donald Trump’s long history of using arbitration clauses to keep his disputes secret. Not surprising. Of course, he’s not alone. [Click the title of this post to get the link to the article.]
At the ABA Meeting the team of Deb Eisenberg, Carol Izumi, Lydia Nussbaum, and Ellen Waldman put together a great program on trigger warnings as a part of the Legal Educators’ Colloquium. After hearing their discussion of students having difficulties coping with some of the issue brought up during in simulations, I was a bit … Continue reading Trigger Warnings Needed Here? (Updated 8/9/19)
The ABA Journal reported that US District Judge Dan Polster is considering certifying a class action in the massive opioid case specifically for negotiation. The class would consist of 33,000 cities, towns, and counties. The proposal could help protect against an unfair settlement that is reached by lawyers before approval by the class, proponents say. … Continue reading Possible Federal Class Negotiation in Opioid Case
The following series of posts are in response to a request to separately post reactions to the Past-and-Future conference I previously posted. Today I am posting summaries of programs at the conference. Tomorrow I will post some reflections about the experience. This post is about a plenary program moderated by Noam Ebner with Ava Abramowitz, … Continue reading New Horizons for the ADR Field: Where Are We Headed, and Where Can We Go?
This post is about a program at the Past-and-Future conference, featuring Erin Archerd, Alyson Carrel, Noam Ebner, as summarized by Rebekah Gordon, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. There’s this rumor going around that technology is here to stay. This is the truth. We can’t escape computers, phones, apps, webcams, and anything else somebody in … Continue reading Technology’s Effect on How and What We Teach
This post is by Jackie Nolan-Haley, Fordham Law School, written shortly after the Past-and-Future conference. Four days have passed since the “Appreciating Our Legacy and Engaging the Future” conference at Pepperdine School of Law and I am still inspired by so much of what I heard from so many excellent speakers. I hope that there … Continue reading ADR and Access to Justice
As part of the conference, Appreciating our Legacy and Engaging the Future, at Pepperdine School of Law’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Ava Abramowitz (Moderator), Tracy Allen, Dwight Golann, and Brian Pappas presented a breakout session on “Integrating Adjunct Faculty.” With a mixture of full time, adjunct faculty members, and Deans attending the session, everyone … Continue reading Integrating Adjunct Faculty
I encourage those interested in teaching dispute resolution to apply for a tenure-track teaching position at Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University. Please pass this announcement along to those who are not reading our blog who you believe might be interested. Questions? Please contact Professor Sarah Cole or Professor Ellen Deason (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com). … Continue reading Moritz College of Law Seeks Dispute Resolution Professor