Tag Archives: skills and techniques

Training Law Students to be Leaders

I recently talked with Nancy Rogers, one of the pioneers in our field, who is living her version of what I have called “unbundled retirement.” Nancy described Ohio State’s Program on Law and Leadership, which she directs along with program coordinator Mary Rose Sullivan. I was particularly intrigued by Nancy’s description of leadership embodied in … Continue reading Training Law Students to be Leaders

Extensive Collection of Resources for Experiential Learning

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

Free Webinar on July 28 – Streamlining Disputes: The Mediator as Case Manager

Peter Benner and I will do a free webinar on Thursday, July 28, at 3 pm Eastern Time, entitled Streamlining Disputes:  The Mediator as Case Manager.  Although it’s free, you have to register for it. This webinar is sponsored by the International and Commercial Sections of the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Legal Educators’ Resources Galore!

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!

Multi-Stage Simulations and Enjoying Grading Redux

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

Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 5

Heather and I have been talking about what law schools can do to help students develop “ADR careers.”  In our last episode,  Heather responded to my question about what she meant by ADR careers and she suggested that it may be more useful to focus on skills than specific jobs.  (In that post, you can … Continue reading Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 5

Getting to Know You

Newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan invited Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to dinner the other night.  “A Ryan aide said the two lawmakers talked shop for a short time and spent most of the evening getting to know each other.” This is consistent with my suggestion that counterpart lawyers have lunch … Continue reading Getting to Know You

Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money

Recently, I was asked to write a post for a state bar association blog with highlights from my article, My Last Lecture:  More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers.  Then I thought, heck, I should post it here too. Understand Your Clients’ Interests.  Lawyers often assume that they know what their clients want–to get … Continue reading Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money

Early Neutral Case Management, Tony Piazza, Biases, and Thanks for the Feedback

I just came back from the bi-annual training retreat of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN), where I was one of the speakers. I caught the second half of the program and each of these sessions was fascinating, as I describe below.   I had never heard of NADN before, and I was impressed … Continue reading Early Neutral Case Management, Tony Piazza, Biases, and Thanks for the Feedback

Seeing the World Through Others’ Eyes

After a conversation with friends about the Confederate flag controversy, I sent them the following email, which I thought you might be interested in. _____________________________________________________________ In our conversations, I have talked about the value of trying to see the world through others’ eyes.  There are several reasons why I have found it valuable including moral, … Continue reading Seeing the World Through Others’ Eyes