Tag Archives: Empirical Research

St. John’s Carey Center Award Ceremony on April 19, 2023

From Elayne Greenberg: Please join us online as we present the St. John’s University School of Law Carey Center’s 2023 Dispute Resolution Advancement Award to Professors Jessica Bregant, Jennifer K. Robbennolt, and Verity Winship.  They  will discuss the award-winning research reported in their Harvard Negotiation Law Review article, “Perceptions of Settlement.”  Read more about this year’s award winners. Starting with the premise that little is … Continue reading St. John’s Carey Center Award Ceremony on April 19, 2023

Please Take the ABA Survey on Use of Technology in ADR

From Gary Doernhoefer: The impact of new technology is being felt in every profession.  To consider the future of technology in dispute resolution, we need to start with a snapshot of how practitioners currently use technology and their attitudes about its future application to the profession. Please help us gain these insights by taking 10 … Continue reading Please Take the ABA Survey on Use of Technology in ADR

Should We Get Rid of the Bar Exam?

It may be a weird time to suggest getting rid of bar exams considering that bar exams will soon include questions about client counseling and advising, negotiation and dispute resolution, and client relationship and management. Inclusion of these subjects on the bar exam could lead to welcome changes in legal education to better prepare law … Continue reading Should We Get Rid of the Bar Exam?

RSI is Hiring a Researcher

From Jen Shack, the director of research for Resolution Systems Institute (RSI), which is a fabulous organization doing great work in our field: RSI is looking for a new PhD researcher to join our expanding research and evaluation department. We’re looking for someone who is interested in qualitative research, including focus groups, interviews, mediation observations, … Continue reading RSI is Hiring a Researcher

Would You Like to Get the Benefit of the Real Practice Systems Project and Share Your Experiences?

I am doing a research study entitled “Assessment of Real Practice Systems Experience” to assess how well Real Practice Systems assignments and exercises have worked in courses, trainings, and continuing education programs as well as for individual practitioners.  I’m writing to invite you to participate in this study. In this document, I describe how faculty … Continue reading Would You Like to Get the Benefit of the Real Practice Systems Project and Share Your Experiences?

The Critical Importance of Pre-Session Preparation in Mediation

It’s indisputable that preparation before mediation sessions is very important – both for the participants and the mediators.  This can make a huge difference in the process and outcome. Parties (and their lawyers, if any) need to be prepared to discuss the facts, law, interests, and/or negotiation approaches etc.  This is hard enough when they … Continue reading The Critical Importance of Pre-Session Preparation in Mediation

Shestowsky’s Study Supports Value of Lawyers’ Early Education of Clients About Their Procedural Options

For a long time, Donna Shestowsky has conducted empirical studies of litigants’ perceptions about dispute resolution processes.  CPR’s Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation magazine just published an article summarizing her study about parties’ expectations about the process used to resolve their cases.  The article is Why Client Expectations of Legal Procedures Must Be … Continue reading Shestowsky’s Study Supports Value of Lawyers’ Early Education of Clients About Their Procedural Options

Study of ODR in Family Cases with Positive Results

From Donna Shestowsky: Parties who used online dispute resolution (ODR) for child custody, parenting time or child support matters in Ottawa County, Michigan, were more likely to reach agreement and to rate their experience highly as those who were offered ODR but didn’t use it, a new study by UC Davis Professor of Law Donna Shestowsky … Continue reading Study of ODR in Family Cases with Positive Results

Gay Couples Can Teach Straight People a Thing or Two About Arguing

That’s the title of an article in the New York Times. It reports that “[s]ame-sex couples, on average, resolve conflict more constructively than different-sex couples, and with less animosity, studies have shown.” It cites researchers suggesting ideas that our field generally recommends including: Using humor to defuse anger Staying calm Being mindful of the other’s … Continue reading Gay Couples Can Teach Straight People a Thing or Two About Arguing

Evolution of New Normals in Dispute Resolution

On April 1, the Stetson Law Review sponsored an excellent symposium, Is Remote Justice Still Justice?  It featured FOUR (!) Indisputably bloggers (Cynthia Alkon, Sarah Cole, Jill Gross, and Andrea Schneider) as well as Erin Archerd, Deborah Eisenberg, Elayne Greenberg, Nicole lannarone, and Kelly Browe Olson.  Speakers focused on dispute resolution in various contexts including … Continue reading Evolution of New Normals in Dispute Resolution