At the upcoming Pepperdine Past-and-Future Conference, much of the discussion will be about engaging the real world of dispute resolution. This post recommends that to help do this, we develop a common language of dispute resolution and increasingly use qualitative research methods. We Should Set a Top Priority to Develop Clearer Common Language of DR … Continue reading Understanding Actual DR Practice and Communicating Clearly About It
This sounds like another one of my dumb questions. It arose again for me at the ABA conference when many folks affectionately said that I am one of the busiest retired people they know. The question reflects a common assumption of a false dichotomy between working and not working. Rather than being a simple binary … Continue reading What is Retirement?
Continuing my tradition, I took photos of folks at the recent ABA Section of Dispute Resolution conference. You can click here to see the photo collections I previously posted, along with an explanation of what they represent. Below are pictures from the conference, which are limited to shots (1) of people with whom I happened … Continue reading Photo Album: 2019 ABA SDR Conference
I just came back from the ABA conference, which I thought was great. Unfortunately, the weather prevented some people from getting there on time or at all. Next year, it will be April 22-25 at the Sheraton in New Orleans. I predict that there will not be more than five inches of snow nor a … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars: ABA Conference Next Year April 22-25 in New Orleans
Nancy Rogers, a great leader in our field, has made tremendous contributions to our community and she is one of the people I thanked for her contribution to my career. I was fortunate to participate in a three-week summer institute that she and others organized at Ohio State in 1993. With Nancy’s permission, I am … Continue reading Conversation with Nancy Rogers about the Past and Future of the ADR Field
When was the last time you told someone that you appreciated something that they did for you? This is a quintessential way to create value. Other than investing a little time, we incur no cost to express appreciation, which not only is likely to make others feel good but also makes us feel good to … Continue reading Giving Appreciation
As regular readers of this blog know, it is intended to “engage in dialogue that is both scholarly and practical, to dig into the empirical work that is relevant to DR, and to reflect on the reality of DR in action, for better and for worse. We will be posting on a regular basis, and … Continue reading Invitation
Do you care about the future of ADR in legal education? If so, you will want to be at Peppedine on June 18-19 for Appreciating Our Legacy and Engaging the Future: An International Conference for Dispute ResolutionTeachers, Scholars, and Leaders. This landmark conference for full-time faculty and current adjunct instructors will bring together leading dispute … Continue reading Be There or Be Square
I love the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution annual conferences. They always put on a wide array of wonderful sessions and it’s a great time to connect with friends, old and new. In what has become an annual tradition, I am listing some sessions in this year’s conference that particularly intrigue me. This reflects my … Continue reading ABA Conference Sessions You Might Consider
Recently, Doug Yarn (Georgia State) posted a message on the DRLE listserv describing his school’s decision to cut back its ADR program. This was shortly after I saw a post by Nicholas A. Mirkay (formerly Creighton and now Hawaii) and Palma Joy Strand (Creighton), Disruptive Leadership in Legal Education, about their experience at Creighton, where … Continue reading What Will Be the Future of ADR in US Legal Education?
It’s that time of year when schools report all the cool things they have done in the preceding year. I’m proud to share two issues of the newsletter from Missouri. One issue of the newsletter lists the scholarly work of the senior fellows at our Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. Stacie Strong and … Continue reading Missouri News
Here’s the first paragraph of a press release from Marquis Who’s Who: “Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Lisa Blomgren Amsler with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Amsler (nee Blomgren, and formerly Bingham) celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and … Continue reading Lisa Blomgren Amsler Receives Lifetime Achievement Award