Tag Archives: empirical research

Important New Report on Essential Lawyering Skills

Ohio State Professor Deborah Jones Merritt and Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System Research Director Logan Cornett just published an important report, Building a Better Bar: The Twelve Building Blocks of Minimum Competence, based on insights from 50 focus groups. They found that minimum competence consists of 12 interlocking “building blocks,” including … Continue reading Important New Report on Essential Lawyering Skills

Jeff Trueman’s Study on Nightmares of “Positional” Tactics in Mediation

Jeff Trueman, an experienced Maryland mediator and Pepperdine LLM candidate, wrote an excellent article about the challenges of lawyers, mediators, and insurance claims professionals in mediation. He interviewed subjects about their problems in mediation, and his study provided evidence of professionals behaving badly, very consistent with my post about BATNAs and the emotional pains of … Continue reading Jeff Trueman’s Study on Nightmares of “Positional” Tactics in Mediation

Donna Shestowsky’s Presentation on Litigants’ Views of Court ADR Options

 GFOI Donna Shestowsky recently gave a presentation to the CPR Mediation Committee about litigants’ knowledge of courts’ ADR options in their cases.  She presented her research showing that litigants seem to be unaware of ADR options, and that knowing about some of these options – specifically, mediation – improves litigants’ opinions of the court itself.  … Continue reading Donna Shestowsky’s Presentation on Litigants’ Views of Court ADR Options

Program with Mangano Award Recipients on September 21

From TFOI Elayne Greenberg: The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s School of Law invites you to a virtual program celebrating: 2020 Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award Recipients: University of Illinois College of Law Professors Verity Winship and Jennifer K. Robbennolt. Professors Winship and Robbennolt will present their award-winning research reported … Continue reading Program with Mangano Award Recipients on September 21

Conversations about Innovations in Teaching, Research and Technology

From pioneer in our field, Jeanne Brett: With the unprecedented and rapid need to switch from face-to-face to synchronous online classes, everyone using exercises and simulations has learned a lot.  iDG, NegotiateUP and NTR  are launching a series of Conversations about Innovations in Teaching Research and Technology held during three Fridays in June (5th, 12th, … Continue reading Conversations about Innovations in Teaching, Research and Technology

Verity Winship and Jennifer K. Robbennolt Named Winners of the 2020 Mangano Award

From EFOI Elayne Greenberg: Verity Winship, a Professor of Law at the University of Illinois, and Jennifer K. Robbennolt, an Alice Curtis Campbell Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, will receive the Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution’s 2020 Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award for their scholarly examination … Continue reading Verity Winship and Jennifer K. Robbennolt Named Winners of the 2020 Mangano Award

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 5 and Coming Attractions

This jumbo-size post is the last part in the Theory of Change Symposium. But don’t despair.  I am compiling all the pieces – and some new material – into an e-book that will be distributed soon, as described at the end of this post. This part of the symposium includes several pieces describing important techniques … Continue reading Theory of Change Symposium – Part 5 and Coming Attractions

Mangano Award Nomination Deadline – December 16

From FOI Elayne Greenberg About the Mangano Award Given annually through the generosity of esteemed dispute resolution champion Hon. Guy J. Mangano, this $5000 Award honors scholars and practitioners whose published empirical research has furthered the advancement and understanding of the values and skills of dispute resolution. Nomination Criteria You are invited to nominate research (your … Continue reading Mangano Award Nomination Deadline – December 16

Political De-Biasing

I was going to post the piece below riffing on Arthur C. Brooks’s column about de-polarizing political biases. And then came the Democratic presidential debates this week, which provided a glaring example of how political biases often are generated and spread.  This post uses these debates as an illustration of the process and then discusses … Continue reading Political De-Biasing

Studying What DR Practitioners Actually Do

At the Past-and-Future Conference last month, I was on a program with Doug Frenkel, Michaela Keet, and Donna Stienstra entitled, “Research and Scholarship with a Real-World Focus:  Studying What Practitioners Actually Do.”  This program followed one on research terminology and methodology, described in this post. This program was in a conversational format, framed around several … Continue reading Studying What DR Practitioners Actually Do

Appreciating Legacy / Engaging Future Program on Methodologies and Terminology for Research with a Real-World Focus

There was an excellent program on methodologies and terminology for research with a real-world focus at June’s past-and-future conference co-sponsored by Pepperdine’s Straus Institute, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, and Texas A&M Law’s Aggie Dispute Resolution Program.  It featured an all-star cast of Howard Herman, Russell Korobkin, Donna Shestowsky, and Roselle Wissler, with moderation … Continue reading Appreciating Legacy / Engaging Future Program on Methodologies and Terminology for Research with a Real-World Focus

Call for Papers: Trends and Innovations in Mediation Research

Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict resolution and ADR fields.  Conflict Resolution Quarterly is sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution. This call for papers is designed to elicit the latest research, evaluations, and practice notes in the field of Mediation.  Each article should include a … Continue reading Call for Papers: Trends and Innovations in Mediation Research