Tag Archives: recent scholarship

Special Issue of Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership

From GFOI Jackie Font-Guzmán: In October 2018, Creighton’s 2040 Initiative and Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NCR) Program hosted the conversation “Disrupting Law, Reclaiming Justice” with a focus on Rules for a Flat World, Dr. Gillian Hadfield’s timely and important book offering a critique of current law and legal infrastructure.  Law and lawyers, according to Hadfield, … Continue reading Special Issue of Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership

Pepperdine Program Discussing Scholarship About Actual Practice

At the Past-and-Future Conference, I will be on a panel with Doug Frenkel, Michaela Keet, and Donna Stienstra entitled, “Research and Scholarship with a Real-World Focus Studying What Practitioners Actually Do.”  We will not only discuss research about private neutrals, but also lawyers, judges, and disputants. Most of the session will be a conversation in … Continue reading Pepperdine Program Discussing Scholarship About Actual Practice

S.I. Strong Won Her Fourth CPR Award for Best Article of 2018

My colleague S.I. Strong received the Outstanding Professional Article Award for 2018 from the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) for her article, Truth in a Post-Truth Society: How Sticky Defaults, Status Quo Bias, and the Sovereign Prerogative Influence the Perceived Legitimacy of International Arbitration, 2018 Univ. of Ill. L. Rev. 533 (2018).  … Continue reading S.I. Strong Won Her Fourth CPR Award for Best Article of 2018

CRQ Call for Submissions: Peacebuilding in Divided Societies at Home and Abroad

From Susan Raines, editor-in-chief of the Conflict Resolution Quarterly: Conflict Resolution Quarterly (CRQ) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal indexed with EBSCOhost that has been in publication since the early 1980’s.  CRQ publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict management and dispute resolution field to promote more effective professional applications.  Conflict … Continue reading CRQ Call for Submissions: Peacebuilding in Divided Societies at Home and Abroad

Reality-Testing Questions for Real Life and Simulations – and Ideas for Stone Soup Assignments

Litigation offers many potential benefits.  It can help people solve difficult problems, make relationships and institutions function properly, and promote justice.  It enables people to enlist legitimate, independent government officials to resolve disputes when the parties can’t resolve disputes themselves.  Indeed, litigation provides mechanisms for structuring dispute resolution processes that enable most parties to ultimately … Continue reading Reality-Testing Questions for Real Life and Simulations – and Ideas for Stone Soup Assignments

What Do Litigants Really Want?

GFOI Donna Shestowsky (California-Davis) recently wrote the latest in a series of her studies asking actual litigants about their procedural preferences.  The article is Inside the Mind of the Client:  An Analysis of Litigants’ Decision Criteria for Choosing Procedures, 36 Conflict Resolution Quarterly 69 (2018).  Here’s the abstract:   This article presents findings from the … Continue reading What Do Litigants Really Want?

A Case Study of Murphy’s Law in Missouri

Ben Trachtenberg, one of the sharpest faculty at my school, wrote this outstanding article analyzing what went wrong during the highly-publicized controversies at the University of Missouri in 2015.  Having lived through this painful conflict, Ben’s account seems extremely accurate – and brings up a lot of sad memories for me, reminding me of things … Continue reading A Case Study of Murphy’s Law in Missouri

Keet and Heavin on Why Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment is So Darn Important for Lawyers and Mediators – And How You Can Make Stone Soup With It

Michaela Keet and Heather Heavin (Saskatchewan), have been studying “litigation interest and risk assessment” (LIRA), something you probably teach using different names.  You probably emphasize the importance of analyzing BATNAs and preparing for negotiation and mediation, which are basic elements of LIRA. Building on their own and others’ research, they developed a simple but comprehensive … Continue reading Keet and Heavin on Why Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment is So Darn Important for Lawyers and Mediators – And How You Can Make Stone Soup With It

Symposium Articles on The First Amendment, The University, and Conflict

From my colleague, S.I. Strong: I am happy to announce the publication of the spring 2018 issue of the Journal of Dispute Resolution, which includes pieces from our symposium on The First Amendment, The University and Conflict. The articles will shortly be put on Westlaw and Lexis, but until then, you can download copies for … Continue reading Symposium Articles on The First Amendment, The University, and Conflict