Tag Archives: for teachers and students

YO – Listserve and Discussion about International Dispute Resolution

A message from my colleague, S.I. Strong: Dear all I’m the moderator of Young OGEMID, which is aimed at junior associates, academics and students interested in international dispute resolution.  The listserve serves a variety of purposes, but I’m writing because we’re going to be doing a virtual symposium next week on writing for publication and … Continue reading YO – Listserve and Discussion about International Dispute Resolution

Student Writing Competition on History of DR – Deadline: Nov. 9

An announcement from my colleague, S.I. Strong: Dear all I’m pleased to announce that a student writing competition is being organized in conjunction with the annual symposium convened by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law.  This year’s symposium is convened by Prof. Carli Conklin and … Continue reading Student Writing Competition on History of DR – Deadline: Nov. 9

Law Students Can Choose to Thrive or Merely Survive

Following my post summarizing Lawrence Krieger and Kennon Sheldon’s research on what makes lawyers (and law students) happy, I just saw this blog post with Krieger’s concise and practical message to students based on that research. He tells students that they can focus on extrinsic motivations, competing with other students, and try to survive in … Continue reading Law Students Can Choose to Thrive or Merely Survive

Cyberweek, the Annual Online ADR Conference, Will Be Nov. 2-6

Here’s a notice from FOI Noam Ebner: Hi all, See the announcement, below, regarding Cyberweek 2015 – the annual online conference on Online Dispute Resolution, which will take place on the Werner Institute’s ADRHub.com on Nov. 2-6th.  I’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have with regards to participation, or discuss different ways … Continue reading Cyberweek, the Annual Online ADR Conference, Will Be Nov. 2-6

Congratulations to William Mitchell and Hamline on Merger

According to William Mitchell’s website: The ABA Accreditation Committee gave official notification Sept. 30 that it is recommending the Mitchell Hamline combination for acquiescence by the ABA Council in December.  If the council grants its acquiescence, Mitchell Hamline School of Law could begin operations prior to the start of the next semester. Both schools have … Continue reading Congratulations to William Mitchell and Hamline on Merger

Missouri Scholarship Booklet

Tis the season of the US News tournament, when our mailboxes fill with literature touting the achievements of law schools far and wide.  Most of us think that this “game” is seriously flawed and wish our schools didn’t have play the game, but we generally feel compelled to do so because of the significant consequences. … Continue reading Missouri Scholarship Booklet

Call for Proposals: Works-in-Progress Conference on History of Dispute Resolution

Here’s an announcement from my colleague, Carli Conklin. Greetings, colleagues! The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and the University of Missouri School of Law are hosting a Works-in-Progress Conference on the History of Dispute Resolution, to accompany our November 13, 2015 symposium on arbitration history.  We’d love to have you take part!  For … Continue reading Call for Proposals: Works-in-Progress Conference on History of Dispute Resolution

What Makes Lawyers Happy? – And How Can You Help?

Money can’t buy me love. – Paul McCartney   As a corollary to psychologist McCartney’s insight, money can’t buy lawyers (much) happiness. That’s one of the key findings of Lawrence Krieger and Kennon Sheldon’s impressive study, What Makes Lawyers Happy?: A Data-Driven Prescription to Redefine Professional Success. This post includes excerpts from this article, sans … Continue reading What Makes Lawyers Happy? – And How Can You Help?

US Supreme Court Fellowship Application Deadline – Nov. 6

My colleague S.I. Strong posted the following announcement: The application process for the US Supreme Court Fellowship is open until Friday, November 6, 2015. The Fellows program is open to both junior and mid-career applicants.   An article describing the daily duties of a US Supreme Court Fellow and the application process was recently published in … Continue reading US Supreme Court Fellowship Application Deadline – Nov. 6

Satisfaction Through Service

Life can be darn irritating.  In a NYT op-ed piece, Arthur Brooks argues that “When I am working for myself, any disappointing outcome is a stressful, unpleasant reflection on me.  When I am serving, on the other hand, the work is always intrinsically valuable because of its intention.  Adopting a service mind-set guarantees some measure … Continue reading Satisfaction Through Service

Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money

Recently, I was asked to write a post for a state bar association blog with highlights from my article, My Last Lecture:  More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers.  Then I thought, heck, I should post it here too. Understand Your Clients’ Interests.  Lawyers often assume that they know what their clients want–to get … Continue reading Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money

Request for Comments on My Last Lecture

Several weeks ago, I posted an item about an article with advice for law students (and, to some extent, lawyers):  My Last Lecture: More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers. I would love to get any comments or suggestions about the things that students do to drive you crazy (crazier?) and what they might … Continue reading Request for Comments on My Last Lecture