This post is by Rebekah Gordon, Northwestern School of Law, Class of 2020, with her reflections on the Past-and-Future conference. I will never forget my first experience in my mediation course. It all clicked for me. I found a class that allowed me to stretch my communication muscles in a legal context that wasn’t moot … Continue reading The Future is Calling. Don’t Hang It Up Yet!
The following series of posts are in response to a request to separately post reactions to the Past-and-Future conference I previously posted. Today I am posting summaries of programs at the conference. Tomorrow I will post some reflections about the experience. This post is about a plenary program moderated by Noam Ebner with Ava Abramowitz, … Continue reading New Horizons for the ADR Field: Where Are We Headed, and Where Can We Go?
This post is about a program at the Past-and-Future conference, featuring Erin Archerd, Alyson Carrel, Noam Ebner, as summarized by Rebekah Gordon, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. There’s this rumor going around that technology is here to stay. This is the truth. We can’t escape computers, phones, apps, webcams, and anything else somebody in … Continue reading Technology’s Effect on How and What We Teach
As part of the conference, Appreciating our Legacy and Engaging the Future, at Pepperdine School of Law’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Ava Abramowitz (Moderator), Tracy Allen, Dwight Golann, and Brian Pappas presented a breakout session on “Integrating Adjunct Faculty.” With a mixture of full time, adjunct faculty members, and Deans attending the session, everyone … Continue reading Integrating Adjunct Faculty
“Mediators equalize the power between the parties.” Have you heard that claim? I used to hear it with some frequency, though (fortunately) not much lately. Considering this idea even for a nano-second, obviously it is wildly optimistically untrue as a generalization – and it doesn’t even make sense in individual cases. Some of the discussion … Continue reading For Pragmatic Romanticism About ADR, Understanding Why the “Haves” Come Out Ahead
Now as an annual tradition, here’s a reminder of some of my favorite things you might require or recommend that students read as you gear up for the new year. My short “Letter to Kelly” provides advice for new 1Ls. If you teach a 1L course, you might assign it even though it doesn’t focus … Continue reading Readings and Resources for Teaching
This post includes a variety of reflections from the Appreciating our Legacy and Engaging the Future conference in June. The conference was co-sponsored by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, and the Aggie Dispute Resolution Program, Texas A&M University School of Law in cooperation with a ton of law school … Continue reading Reflections from the Past-and-Future Conference
From TGFOI Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo: Dear Colleagues, It is with great pleasure that Bobbi and I (finally) post the 2019 Legal Resources Share. The document has gotten so large and chock-filled with great ideas that we added this year, we split it into 2 documents: one containing the ideas and … Continue reading Another Year’s Wonderful Resource Share
From Melissa Buckley at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution: The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is now accepting proposals for programs for the 2020 Spring Conference in New Orleans on April 22-25, 2020. Program proposals must be submitted by Monday, September 2nd at 5 pm ET. The 2020 conference will be an excellent opportunity … Continue reading The ABA DR Section is now accepting program proposals for New Orleans
FFOI Debra Berman offers to organize a fabulous practical DR Skills exercise that goes beyond the classroom and normal competitions. She writes: In recent times of declining class sizes, shrinking budgets, and extra focus on the bar exam, practical ADR skills training may not receive the attention it deserves. Students may leave law school without … Continue reading Debra Berman’s Fantastic Offer to Host an Inter-School Negotiation Exercise
The “Appreciating our Legacy and Engaging the Future” conference was very rich, with a wonderful collection of presenters in our field covering a wide range of issues. We could only scratch the surface of the subjects considering the wide scope of issues we addressed and we would like to continue the conversation on the blog. … Continue reading Let’s Continue the Great Conversation from Pepperdine
From my colleague, S.I. Strong: Young OGEMID will start its next virtual (all-email) symposium on June 24. You might want to let your students know in case they want to sign up . The listserv is, as I’ve noted before, free. Those of you who are pre-tenure are eligible to join as well. The topic … Continue reading Virtual Symposium on International Commercial Mediation