Tag Archives: skills and techniques

Readings and Resources for Teaching

Now as an annual tradition, here’s a reminder of some of my favorite things you might require or recommend that students read as you gear up for the new year. My short “Letter to Kelly” provides advice for new 1Ls.  If you teach a 1L course, you might assign it even though it doesn’t focus … Continue reading Readings and Resources for Teaching

Another Year’s Wonderful Resource Share

From TGFOI Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo:       Dear Colleagues, It is with great pleasure that Bobbi and I (finally) post the 2019 Legal Resources Share.  The document has gotten so large and chock-filled with great ideas that we added this year, we split it into 2 documents: one containing the ideas and … Continue reading Another Year’s Wonderful Resource Share

Debra Berman’s Fantastic Offer to Host an Inter-School Negotiation Exercise

FFOI Debra Berman offers to organize a fabulous practical DR Skills exercise that goes beyond the classroom and normal competitions.  She writes: In recent times of declining class sizes, shrinking budgets, and extra focus on the bar exam, practical ADR skills training may not receive the attention it deserves.  Students may leave law school without … Continue reading Debra Berman’s Fantastic Offer to Host an Inter-School Negotiation Exercise

Planning for Good Quality Decision-Making in Mediation Using PETSM

Canadian mediator Rick Weiler wrote a post on the Kluwer Mediation Blog raising concerns about whether predominant model of commercial mediation using a single three- or six-hour session promotes good decision-making by litigants.  He wrote:   The current commercial mediation model handed down over the past 30 years is working just fine for lawyers and … Continue reading Planning for Good Quality Decision-Making in Mediation Using PETSM

Best Practices in International Arbitration Symposium on March 13

From BGOI Richard Peterson: USC’s Judge Judith O. Hollinger Program in Alternative Dispute Resolution is sponsoring the USC/JAMS Fourth Annual Symposium: Best Practices in International Arbitration. Network with dispute resolution industry experts and earn MCLE credit at our 4th Annual USC Gould/JAMS Arbitration Symposium.  The symposium will take place at USC Gould on March 13, … Continue reading Best Practices in International Arbitration Symposium on March 13

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

How Can Practitioners Help Clients Assess Their Interests and Risks in Litigation?

I recently visited our DR friends and colleagues at Quinnipiac, courtesy of an invitation from Charlie Pillsbury, the co-director of their Center on Dispute Resolution.  He invited me to give a talk as part of the Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop. Using the patented Stone Soup process of systematically eliciting input from audiences, I tested some … Continue reading How Can Practitioners Help Clients Assess Their Interests and Risks in Litigation?

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

Readings and Resources for Teaching

As you gear up for the new year, here’s a reminder of some of my favorite things you might require or recommend that students read. My short “Letter to Kelly” provides advice for new 1Ls.  If you teach a 1L course, you might assign it even though it doesn’t focus on any particular 1L subject. … Continue reading Readings and Resources for Teaching

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

Charity Scott’s Reflections on Stone Soup

I have been getting in touch with lots of friends and colleagues encouraging them to consider using a Stone Soup assignment in one or more of their courses next year. Charity Scott, Georgia State, who used Stone Soup last year once in Negotiation and twice in Mediation, responded with this lovely email. “Nice to hear … Continue reading Charity Scott’s Reflections on Stone Soup