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Hastings Programs with Grande Lum and John Lande on October 14 and 28

From SFOI Sheila Purcell Dear Colleagues, We hope this finds you well at this unusual time. I write from (smoky!) Northern California to invite you to: New Frontiers in ADR A virtual “lunch and learn” Speaker Series! Mark your calendar and register for these two, free events, which will take place at noon Pacific, 1 Mountain, … Continue reading Hastings Programs with Grande Lum and John Lande on October 14 and 28

Program with Mangano Award Recipients on September 21

From TFOI Elayne Greenberg: The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s School of Law invites you to a virtual program celebrating: 2020 Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award Recipients: University of Illinois College of Law Professors Verity Winship and Jennifer K. Robbennolt. Professors Winship and Robbennolt will present their award-winning research reported … Continue reading Program with Mangano Award Recipients on September 21

What’s a Bottom Line?

Everyone knows that a bottom line in a lawsuit is an immutable “line in the sand” that is accurately reported to mediators and counterparts as the least that a plaintiff would accept or most that a defendant would pay. Not really.  During the life cycle of a case, lawyers start with vague and tentative bottom … Continue reading What’s a Bottom Line?

BATNA May Be Less Important Than You Think – and Teach

Everyone loves BATNA.  It has more than 16 million hits on Google. I have loved BATNA too.  Of course, people should consider alternatives to a negotiated agreement when negotiating or mediating. Unfortunately, people have loved BATNA so much that it has become a cliché that is widely misunderstood, even by some dispute resolution experts. When … Continue reading BATNA May Be Less Important Than You Think – and Teach

LIRA Book Tour

My career has focused on helping disputants by analyzing and promoting helpful lawyering and other dispute resolution techniques.  The ABA book, Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment: Help Your Clients Make Good Litigation Decisions, is the culmination of my scholarly career, combining Michaela’s and Heather’s excellent research on litigation risk assessment and my work on planned … Continue reading LIRA Book Tour

Dispute Resolution Video and Podcast Online Library

One of the “benefits” of this horrible coronavirus crisis is that it makes it easier to provide professional education by video.  Virtually all of us have become proficient in using video and so it is easy to produce programs that many people will want to see.  As a result, we can much more efficiently produce, … Continue reading Dispute Resolution Video and Podcast Online Library

Georgia Justice Project Fellowship August 17 Application Deadline

Courtesy of EFOI Doug Yarn: The Georgia Justice Project seeks applications from third-year law students or recent law school graduates for sponsorship of a Skadden, Equal Justice Works, or other public-interest fellowship set to begin in the fall of 2021.  Applications will be accepted until August 17th, 2020 but reviewed as they are submitted. Click … Continue reading Georgia Justice Project Fellowship August 17 Application Deadline

ABA Book Sale From Now Until August 7

ABA Publishing is hosting its first virtual annual meeting bookstore in conjunction with the ABA Virtual Annual Meeting, which opened today.  This sale is not limited to registered attendees.  Anyone with a computer, cell phone or tablet and an Internet connection can take advantage of these savings. Customers will receive a generous 25% off + … Continue reading ABA Book Sale From Now Until August 7

LIRA Videos and Coming Attractions

This post collects several videos about the litigation interest and risk assessment (LIRA) techniques described in the book that Michaela Keet, Heather Heavin, and I wrote about the subject.  The videos may be of interest to academics, practitioners, and students. Considering the challenges of synchronous instruction these days, faculty may want to assign some of … Continue reading LIRA Videos and Coming Attractions

Some History of Racial Issues in the US

Public revulsion at the killings of George Floyd and other Blacks has led many people to challenge accepted accounts of our history reflected in symbols such as Confederate flags, statues, and names of military bases, educational institutions, and sports teams. Many organizations, including universities, are taking a much more serious look at institutionalized racism in … Continue reading Some History of Racial Issues in the US

Inter-School Negotiation Practicum in the Fall

From GFOI Debra Berman: As you begin to prepare your syllabus for next semester, please consider incorporating our Inter School Negotiation Practicum. Last year, I organized a nationwide “Inter-School Negotiation Practicum” that included 623 students from 23 law schools.  And we are gearing up to offer it again this fall. If you choose to involve … Continue reading Inter-School Negotiation Practicum in the Fall