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. As in the past, I am listing some sessions that particularly intrigue me. This reflects my idiosyncratic tastes and it would be a … Continue reading ABA Conference Sessions You Might Enjoy
This post channels 60% of Jack Nicholson but without the chicken salad sandwich. It describes three short pieces that you might want to use in courses or continuing education programs. Overcoming Roadblocks to Settlement The first is an article entitled Overcoming Roadblocks to Reaching Settlement in Family Law Cases published in Family Advocate, the magazine … Continue reading Three Easy Pieces
From Jackie Font-Guzmán: We have a call for chapters of a book I am co-editing, Running with Scissors: Leading in Uncertainty. Anyone who has a powerful leadership story to share in the times we are living is welcome to submit an abstract. This new leadership book series will focus on personal leadership accounts from … Continue reading Call for Papers: Running With Scissors
I was really pleased to meet Randall Kiser at last year’s ABA conference. I was very impressed by his important study (co-authored with Martin Asher and Blakeley McShane), Let’s Not Make a Deal: An Empirical Examination of Decision Making in Unsuccessful Negotiations. The top-line finding was that in 85.5% of cases, parties went to trial … Continue reading Kiser’s Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer
You are cordially invited to Missouri’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Annual Symposium, to be held on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Columbia, Missouri, on the topic “The First Amendment on Campus: Identifying Best Practices for Managing and Resolving Disputes.” Almost weekly, events on our nation’s campuses vividly demonstrate conflicting attitudes about the … Continue reading Missouri Symposium on the First Amendment on Campus & Dispute Resolution
Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict resolution and ADR fields. Conflict Resolution Quarterly is sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution. This call for papers is designed to elicit a thoughtful examination of the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities facing the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution … Continue reading Call for Papers: Conflict Resolution Quarterly
Here are the published versions of the articles from Missouri’s symposium last year, Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding. Clicking on the titles below will take you to the abstracts with more information for most of the articles as well as a link to the articles themselves. … Continue reading Published Versions of Tower of Babel Symposium Articles
From TFOI Jim Coben: Dear Colleagues, Beginning in summer 2013, Donna Steinstra and I have co-edited Research Insights, a regular column in the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Magazine (DRM). Twice a year we choose 10-12 empirical research studies relevant to ADR professionals and publish the citation and abstract. To compile the longer list from … Continue reading Great Bibliography of Recent Empirical Research on ADR
In a recent post in this mini-course, I highlighted several impressive studies relying on qualitative data. This post follows up the one describing how you and your students can get great joy from doing Stone Soup interviews and focus groups. This post uses my research to demonstrate that qualitative studies are readily do-able by you … Continue reading Stone Soup Mini-Course: My Students and I Can Do This!
You have certainly heard many lawyer jokes, some of which are pretty funny. But have you ever thought of them as data for a scientific study? Marc Galanter did. He’s a Wisconsin law professor and giant in our DR field. In a recent post in this Stone Soup mini-course, I summarized some cool qualitative studies. … Continue reading Stone Soup Mini-Course: Galanter’s Use of Lawyer Jokes as Data
The ABA recently published The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection by my colleague, Amy Schmitz, and ODR guru, Colin Rule. The Global Pound Conference Blog just published a summary of a chapter in their book. The post outlines a history of challenges in resolving consumer disputes, describes the next … Continue reading Consumer Redress: A Changing Tide?
From Brian Quinn: The AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills is calling for papers for the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting, in San Diego, CA, about Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting. This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that consider the question of access to the courts in a variety of transactional law and … Continue reading Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting