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University Planning for the Fall to Deal with the Crisis

Most of this post reproduces a listserv message from TFOI Ben Davis expressing concern about universities’ plans for the fall semester. Like Ben, I am very alarmed about universities’ plans to hold classes in person considering how the virus is spiraling out of control in the US, unlike most other countries.  Unfortunately, our political leaders … Continue reading University Planning for the Fall to Deal with the Crisis

ABA Dispute Resolution Section Fellowship Program

The American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution (DR) Section’s new Fellowship program is accepting applications for its first cohort of Fellows.  The program provides Fellows with opportunities to gain experience with the Section, and is aimed at grooming the next generation of leadership, while at the same time helping the Fellows to advance their careers … Continue reading ABA Dispute Resolution Section Fellowship Program

BATNAs and the Emotional Pains from “Positional Negotiation”

If you have problems with BATNA theory, you aren’t the only one.  Some people have privately shared their concerns with me, and I suspect that there are a lot of others who are “in the closet” and don’t express their concerns publicly because BATNAs are so widely taken for granted in our community. George Siedel’s … Continue reading BATNAs and the Emotional Pains from “Positional Negotiation”

Jurist Articles

Colleagues recently wrote two timely articles for Jurist, which is soliciting additional pieces. TFOI Ben Davis wrote The Business of Reopening Colleges and Universities in a Pandemic. GFOI Cheryl L. Wade and Elayne E. Greenberg wrote July 4, 2020: How Will We Celebrate? Ben reported that Jurist publisher Bernard Hibbits invites additional articles.  If you … Continue reading Jurist Articles

Clinical Fellow opening at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

From Sara del Nido Budish: The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program is seeking applications for a Clinical Fellow.  This role is a term position through June 30, 2022, open to those who earned their J.D. within the last 3 years.  The fellow:   Will provide regular oversight, supervision, and coaching to students involved in … Continue reading Clinical Fellow opening at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

Dispute System Design Discussion on July 29

The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution will host a panel discussion and book launch on Wednesday, July 29 at 1 pm Eastern Time. The program is entitled “Dispute System Design for the 21st Century.” The book is Dispute Systems Design: Preventing, Managing and Resolving Conflict by Lisa Blomgren Amsler, Janet K. Martinez, and … Continue reading Dispute System Design Discussion on July 29

How Do You Ask a Person to Be the Last Person to Die for a Mistake?

This fall, American universities will face their modern rendezvous with destiny as they make momentous decisions whether to protect large communities from death and disease.  Most universities plan to conduct in-person classes and are likely to become semester-long virus incubators if they stick to those plans. The situation would be very different if all government … Continue reading How Do You Ask a Person to Be the Last Person to Die for a Mistake?

Do You Cover BATNA in Your Course?

If you teach students that it’s important to analyze their BATNAs, consider including material in your course on litigation interest and risk assessment, aka LIRA. Virtually every negotiation, mediation, and ADR survey course teaches students that they should figure out their BATNA when negotiating or mediating. That is sooooo much easier said than done, as … Continue reading Do You Cover BATNA in Your Course?