I just read this blog post by John Sturrock, a preeminent Scottish mediator who has long worked to mediate political conflicts involving Scotland and the United Kingdom. He was active before the recent referendum on Scottish independence and he has been working on issues related to “Brexit,” the withdrawal of the UK from the European … Continue reading Fascinating Simulation of Political Mediation in Scotland
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL) held its fifth annual conference and started with a series of snappy six-minute presentations about various topics in legal education including: ● alumni focus groups and pathway competencies ● Thurgood Marshall Law School’s resource site ● assessing professional identity formation ● building a community of legal professionals ● whether law schools … Continue reading Snappy Talks from the Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference
From FFOIs Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo: Dear Colleagues, The Annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference is a little over a month away and we are again collecting information for the annual Legal Educators’ Resource Share. We’re not certain, but we think this might be the 5th year for this event. This year’s … Continue reading Legal Educators’ Resource Share
Thanks to this post on the Best Practices in Legal Education blog, I learned about an impressive effort by Brian Sites (Barry University) to collect all the resources on experiential learning he could find. Here’s the link where you can download his document. You will see that he includes cites to the LEAPS Project, which … Continue reading Extensive Collection of Resources for Experiential Learning
For the final stage of a simulation in my negotiation course, one group of students negotiated with a video hookup to a student who had to be out of town. I hadn’t planned on this experiment (which worked well), but it got me thinking – a dangerous activity, I admit. For quite a while, faculty … Continue reading Have You Done a Simulation of a Negotiation by Video?
Once again, Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo, of Mitchell Hamline, organized a resource share at the Legal Educators’ Colloquium at the ABA conference earlier this month. They compiled all the suggestions that people shared in this document, which also includes suggestions from prior conferences. Lots of ideas for your courses next year. (But first, summer!) … Continue reading Legal Educators’ Resources Galore!
Jim Coben was shocked, shocked that I didn’t mention multi-stage simulations (MSS) at the Legal Educators’ Colloquium Resource Share. (I was dutifully following instructions to focus on new stuff.) To help Jim recover from his shock, I am posting this item. Also to jog your memories and provide an update. After last year’s conference, I … Continue reading Multi-Stage Simulations and Enjoying Grading Redux
From producers of incredible educational resources, Marjorie Aaron and Dwight Golann: Dear colleagues, We are writing to let you know of new video resources available for teaching interviewing and counseling, skills we think are key to effective dispute resolution. The videos come with roleplay instructions; you can download them at no charge for classroom use. … Continue reading New Client Interviewing and Counseling Video Resources
In response to the an exchange on the DRLE listserv about assessment forms used in negotiation simulations, I provided some forms that I use. This post includes my post on the listserv with some assessment forms as well as some additional material which you are welcome to use or adapt. One form is a general … Continue reading Simulation Assessment Forms and Other Materials
Last summer, we updated the DRLE website by posting 122 recent DR syllabi. As I collected and organized the syllabi, I was curious if there were any patterns in the elements of the syllabi. My colleague, Rafael Gely, who directs our Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, and I arranged for our CSDR Fellow, … Continue reading Elements of DR Courses
If you are sick and tired of hearing me sing the praises of multi-stage simulations (MSS) and don’t want to see any data about it, read no further. Some Background Before I start singing, let me provide some background. I started using MSSs when I began teaching negotiation several years ago. Related to my research … Continue reading Great Value of Students Playing Clients in Multi-Stage Simulations
You may have heard the instructor’s line that he would teach for free – but he gets paid to grade. I suspect that for most faculty, grading is one of their least favorite activities. It’s right up there with chairing committees, root canal surgery, and watching 1000s of nasty campaign ads right before an election. … Continue reading Shocking News: I’m Enjoying Grading