I just read this blog post by John Sturrock, a preeminent Scottish mediator who has long worked to mediate political conflicts involving Scotland and the United Kingdom. He was active before the recent referendum on Scottish independence and he has been working on issues related to “Brexit,” the withdrawal of the UK from the European … Continue reading Fascinating Simulation of Political Mediation in Scotland
You may recall that Art wrote a post describing an excellent blog, Listen Like a Lawyer, curated by Emory Practice Professor Jennifer Romig. This blog focuses on a skill that is critically important for all law students, faculty, and legal professionals. Jennifer would love to have people write short guest blogs coming out of the … Continue reading Would You Like to Write a Guest Blog on Listening for Lawyers?
As the semester ends and a lot of us are planning our summer research and writing, please keep in mind that the 11th Annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference will be October 20th and 21st, at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in downtown Phoenix in the new … Continue reading Save the Date – 11th Annual Works-in-Progress Conference
You may recall that, a year ago, I suggested that if Donald J. Trump was elected president, “we will undoubtedly replace Getting to Yes with Art of the Deal” in our negotiation courses. After his spectacular failure to get to enough “yeses” to enact the Republican health care bill, I’m starting to have second thoughts. … Continue reading Learning from Trump’s Negotiation Failure
From SFOI Nancy Welsh: Dear Colleagues, The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Spring Conference is now less than a month away – April 19-22 in San Francisco. Please be sure to register! And consider forwarding this post to any colleagues in your school who may be interested in learning about innovative experiential teaching methods and substantive … Continue reading Come to the Legal Educators’ Colloquium
For those who were not able to attend the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco in January, a podcast of the ADR Section’s Program on Comparative Commercial Arbitration is now posted on the AALS website. (You need a AALS password to access the podcast.) I moderated the program, and Professors Hiro Aragaki (Loyola-LA), Manuel Gomez … Continue reading Podcast of Comparative Commercial Arbitration Program
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, new and old. As I did last year, I am listing some sessions that particularly intrigue me. The following reflects my idiosyncratic tastes and it would … Continue reading ABA Conference Sessions You Might Consider
As our blog readers know, I am receiving the ABA award for Outstanding Scholarly Work this year at the Section on Dispute Resolution annual meeting. I am truly honored and wanted to host a party to thank all of my co-authors, co-bloggers, readers of the blog, and readers of any articles or books–in other words, … Continue reading Let Me Toast You!
The Washington Post ran an interesting article about conflicts within the White House, including the following passage about President Trump’s son-in-law and influential advisor, Jared Kushner: “Sometimes when staffers feud, Kushner summons them to his office, a few doors down from the president’s, where the 36-year-old adviser sits them on the couch and mediates as … Continue reading White House Mediation
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL) held its fifth annual conference and started with a series of snappy six-minute presentations about various topics in legal education including: ● alumni focus groups and pathway competencies ● Thurgood Marshall Law School’s resource site ● assessing professional identity formation ● building a community of legal professionals ● whether law schools … Continue reading Snappy Talks from the Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference
From my colleague, S.I. Strong: Young OGEMID will be hosting its next “virtual symposium” as of March 20, and you may want to sign up (if you are untenured) or pass the information along to your students. This one is interdisciplinary in nature and should be quite interesting. More information shows below on the topic … Continue reading Young OGEMID Virtual Symposium: Alt-Facts and the Post-Truth Society Through an Arbitral Lens
As always, we post the USNews dispute resolution program specialty rankings here once they’re released, and this year is no different. This year Pepperdine reclaims the top spot from Ohio State. Pepperdine has been ranked number 1 for 12 of the last 13 years !!! 1 Pepperdine 2 Ohio State 3 Harvard and Missouri (tie) … Continue reading Updated: 2018 US News Dispute Resolution Rankings in their entirety