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Stacie Strong Receives ABA Dispute Resolution Section Scholarship Award

This is a belated announcement of this year’s ABA Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work given to Stacie Strong.  She now teaches at the University of Sydney Law School, where she is the co-director of the Sydney Centre for International Law.  In her remarks accepting the award, she generously credited help from colleagues at … Continue reading Stacie Strong Receives ABA Dispute Resolution Section Scholarship Award

Call for Submissions for ABA Resource Share – by April 15

From Sharon Press: As you know, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution will once again host a virtual conference in April and we are pleased to announce that the Resource Share will take place live (online) on Friday, April 29 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm Eastern. For those of you who are new to the … Continue reading Call for Submissions for ABA Resource Share – by April 15

Conference on Bar Exam Reform on April 22

Deborah Jones Merritt sent this notice of a virtual conference on bar exam reform that Mitchell Hamline, the University of Minnesota, and the University of St. Thomas are sponsoring on Friday, April 22, from 9:30-4:00 pm Central Time.  The notice includes a link to register. Several states are now actively considering alternative pathways to licensure, … Continue reading Conference on Bar Exam Reform on April 22

How You Can Build a Mediation Model to Optimize Your Own Cases

That’s the title of a program I recently did for the Association of Northern [England] Mediators. I began by describing why formal mediation models, such as the facilitative and evaluative models, are incomplete and often misleading.  Mediators constantly must answer the question “What do I do now?”, and the formal models don’t help in most … Continue reading How You Can Build a Mediation Model to Optimize Your Own Cases

ACCTM National Dispute Resolution Writing Competition – June 15 Deadline

From Richard Lord: The American College of Civil Trial Mediators announces its 2022 American Journal of Mediation National Dispute Resolution Writing Competition.  There is a $5,000 first prize and a $2,000 second prize. Subject matter focus for entries can embrace the full range of the alternative dispute resolution field – consensus-based dispute resolution (e.g., negotiation, … Continue reading ACCTM National Dispute Resolution Writing Competition – June 15 Deadline

George Siedel’s Book on Pedagogy

Michigan Business School Emeritus Professor George Siedel recently published a book you might want to read – Seven Essentials for Business Success: Lessons from Legendary Professors.  Although it focuses on teaching in business schools, it provides insights relevant to pedagogy in higher education more generally. The book takes readers into the classrooms of award-winning professors … Continue reading George Siedel’s Book on Pedagogy

Short Pieces You Might Want to Read

Peter Reilly’s call for updates on our scholarship prompted me to create the following lists of short articles and blog posts I wrote this year.  You might want to read some or see if any would fit into your syllabi as required or recommended readings addressing your teaching goals. The following pieces focus directly on … Continue reading Short Pieces You Might Want to Read

What I’m Reading – Changing Minds

To resolve a dispute, one or more people need to change their minds.  Negotiation and mediation involve techniques to help people do just that. Obviously, this can be very difficult.  People have reasons for their positions and they may not change them easily. This post focuses on two approaches for changing minds, which are highlighted … Continue reading What I’m Reading – Changing Minds

Simulations Based on Actual Cases – Why Reinvent the Wheel?

From Debra Berman: I know there have been many discussions over the years regarding how to effectively use simulations in negotiation and mediation classes.  After reflecting on my semester, I’d like to take this opportunity to reopen the conversation and provide you with my perspective. This year, I decided to substantially change how I utilize … Continue reading Simulations Based on Actual Cases – Why Reinvent the Wheel?

DR Professor Meet-Up Thursday, Dec. 2 at 1 EST

From Debra Berman: Dear colleagues, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  As we get back into the swing of things, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you about an event this week.  Please join the ABA Legal Education in Dispute Resolution (LEDR) Committee for its inaugural DR professor virtual meet-up this … Continue reading DR Professor Meet-Up Thursday, Dec. 2 at 1 EST

How Mediators Can Solve Tough Problems in Mediation

In a recent presentation to mediators in Michigan, I asked the audience to describe what was frustrating in their mediations.  They often struggle when lawyers and parties are not prepared when they go to mediation, have unrealistic expectations, and act very emotionally. Their reactions prompted me to write this short article in the Michigan Dispute … Continue reading How Mediators Can Solve Tough Problems in Mediation