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How Many People Will Preventably Die or Get Ill if Universities Hold Classes in Person? – Part 2

This builds on a previous post discussing problems with plans to teach in-person classes in the fall. 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 … Continue reading How Many People Will Preventably Die or Get Ill if Universities Hold Classes in Person? – Part 2

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

If You’re Not Part of the Solution . . .

Just shy of a year ago, many of us gathered at Pepperdine to appreciate the legacy of our movement and engage the future. How time flies. Since then, our world has been overtaken by a pandemic that is fundamentally altering all of our lives as well as an outpouring of rage about the history of … Continue reading If You’re Not Part of the Solution . . .

Decision-Making as an Essential Element of Our Field

Several contributors to the Theory-of-Change book suggested that we should reconceptualize our field, shifting away from defining it in terms of particular dispute resolution procedures such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. I think that this idea makes sense, and this post suggests that we should include a decision-making lens that may be part of a … Continue reading Decision-Making as an Essential Element of Our Field

Lots of Educational Programs

There are a lot of continuing professional educational programs coming up and here are the ones I have heard about lately. ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference For readers of this blog, the biggie is the virtual conference of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution all next week.  Be there or be square. The Section … Continue reading Lots of Educational Programs

(Some of) My Favorite Resources

In its monthly newsletter, the Resolution Systems Institute (RSI) publishes interviews with various people about their “favorite resources.”  The March 2020 issue includes the following interview of me.  As you will see, I describe a number of resources reflecting my bias for those I developed.  This is only a sample of valuable resources in our … Continue reading (Some of) My Favorite Resources

Dear Committee Members

The coronavirus has disrupted the lives of almost everyone on earth.  People are stopping much of our daily routines and canceling travel plans, large and small.  Practically every sector of society is adjusting, with many canceling activities.  As people’s time opens up, our options for spending time are drying up.  March Madness and other sporting … Continue reading Dear Committee Members

Send Your Resources for the ABA LEC Resource Share

From SFOI Sharon Press: Greetings everyone! The Legal Educators’ Colloquium and the Legal Educators’ Resource Share at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference in New Orleans is less than 7 weeks away so it is time to send in what you want to share. This year’s event will take place on Friday, April 24 … Continue reading Send Your Resources for the ABA LEC Resource Share

Here’s Your Theory-of-Change Book

Your wait for the Theory-of-Change book is over.  I just posted this priceless volume, Theories of Change for the Dispute Resolution Movement: Actionable Ideas to Revitalize Our Movement.  It’s all yours, absolutely free!  Just click here to get your copy. For regular readers of this blog, most – but not all – of the pieces … Continue reading Here’s Your Theory-of-Change Book