Tag Archives: For Teachers and Students

Oxymorons R Us

This 4-page article riffs on comments at a program at the recent ABA Section of Dispute Resolution conference to illustrate how oxymoronic the terms “facilitative,” “evaluative,” and “empowerment” have become. When people use these terms, we kinda, sorta, probably think we know what they mean. But we don’t really know. The article suggests ways that … Continue reading Oxymorons R Us

Oregon’s Alternative Pathway to the Bar Proves Popular

Here are excerpts from an article in the ABA Journal: Oregon’s new Supervised Practice Portfolio Examination that allows ABA-accredited law school graduates to join the state’s bar by working closely with a supervising attorney instead of taking the bar exam is gaining traction with candidates and potential employers. … The additional pathway allows applicants to … Continue reading Oregon’s Alternative Pathway to the Bar Proves Popular

Preparing Law Students for Real-World Practice

This short article summarizes a program entitled Pracademically Speaking:  Incorporating Real-World Legal Practice Into the Curriculum at the Legal Educators Colloquium during the annual conference of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution.  Debra Berman and Denise Peterson (South Texas College of Law Houston) and I gave the presentations. The article describes problems with legal curricula, … Continue reading Preparing Law Students for Real-World Practice

Top Ten Ways to Improve Your Mediation Skills

This short article uses Real Practice Systems (RPS) theory to identify things that mediators can do to improve their mediation skills. Mediators can begin by recognizing that they have a complex mediation practice system if they mediate regularly.  The article includes links to a short video and articles to help them understand their unique systems. … Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Improve Your Mediation Skills

Nevada Will Consider Three-Stage Process to Join Bar

The movement to license lawyers in ways other than simply passing a bar exam is marching on. According to an article in the ABA Journal: The Nevada Supreme Court is considering a proposal to shift its licensure process to a three-stage assessment echoing the process for medical doctors. According to the proposal submitted April 1, … Continue reading Nevada Will Consider Three-Stage Process to Join Bar

Call for submissions: Pop Culture Simulations for Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Teaching

From Noam Ebner: Hi all, It was so great to see so many of you at ABA-DR! [including, those I got to see but not actually speak with, there was a lot going on…] I’m writing to share the call for simulations I announced at the conference’s Resource Share session with the wider listserv community. … Continue reading Call for submissions: Pop Culture Simulations for Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Teaching

John Lande receives the ABA DR Section Scholarly Work Award!

John Lande received the Outstanding Scholarly Work at the Legal Educators Colloquium Luncheon at the ABA DR conference in San Diego. John, as readers of Indisputably know well, is very deserving of this award. He has written numerous books, articles and blog posts, as a beloved professor at Missouri and in retirement. Brian Pappas gave … Continue reading John Lande receives the ABA DR Section Scholarly Work Award!

Washington State Follows Oregon and Wisconsin by Approving Alternatives to Bar Exam

“The Washington Supreme Court has adopted alternative pathways to a law license, becoming the second state to do so in a little more than four months,” according to this ABA Journal article.  The Court approved three ways to bypass a bar exam in Washington state, with different standards for law school graduates, law students and … Continue reading Washington State Follows Oregon and Wisconsin by Approving Alternatives to Bar Exam

Annual Resource Share at ABA Conference

From Sharon Press and Noam Ebner: Dear Colleagues We are pleased to announce that the Resource Share will take place on Friday, April 12 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm at the Section of Dispute Resolution Conference in San Diego.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing resources!  For those of you who are … Continue reading Annual Resource Share at ABA Conference

Helping Mediators Do the Best Mediation They Can

Helping You Do the Best Mediation You Can is Part 2 of a two-part series presenting action research about factors affecting mediators’ individual practice systems and how they can improve their systems. Part 1 describes a study of mediators at well-received educational programs to help them learn why they developed their particular practice systems and … Continue reading Helping Mediators Do the Best Mediation They Can