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The Stone Soup Project Needs YOU!

      This post summarizes a status report on the Stone Soup Dispute Resolution Knowledge Project, describes possible next steps, and invites your input and participation.  I encourage you to consider how you might incorporate Stone Soup in your plans for next year.  In particular, this post describes choices you might make in using … Continue reading The Stone Soup Project Needs YOU!

Stone Soup: Update on Faculty and Courses — And Invitation to Join the Team

Thanks to the Stone Soup faculty for providing information on their courses which I used to update the roster of the inaugural cohort of these pioneering faculty and their Stone Soup courses. Since we started the Project about a year ago, we have engaged almost 1000 students in 40 classes covering 12 subjects, taught by … Continue reading Stone Soup: Update on Faculty and Courses — And Invitation to Join the Team

You Can Make Stone Soup at the ABA Conference

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Young Scholars Project has invited law students and new lawyers to attend this year’s annual conference and act as reporters for certain programs at the conference. This project is designed to engage younger people in our field and the Section.  If you see them at the conference, please introduce … Continue reading You Can Make Stone Soup at the ABA Conference

Stone Soup:  Student Papers From Gely’s Negotiation, Simcox’s Trust & Estates, and Dauber’s Evidence Courses

Faculty using Stone Soup assignments have required students to write papers summarizing interviews or observations of actual cases.  Like the assignments themselves, these papers vary quite a bit, as illustrated below. This post provides sample papers to give faculty ideas about what you might assign your classes in the future and provide papers you might … Continue reading Stone Soup:  Student Papers From Gely’s Negotiation, Simcox’s Trust & Estates, and Dauber’s Evidence Courses

Stone Soup:  How to Make the Most in a Continuing Education Program

Following this exchange on the blog, Lainey Feingold emailed me asking for advice about using Stone Soup in an upcoming Structured Negotiation training for lawyers and advocates from legal services organizations.  The training would include a case study and two role-play exercises.  She asked if there are some Stone Soup questions she might ask and … Continue reading Stone Soup:  How to Make the Most in a Continuing Education Program

Please Come to the Stone Soup Session at the ABA Conference – and Use Stone Soup Next Year

Saving the best for last, Lessons From the Stone Soup Project and Ideas for the Future, is scheduled for the ABA Legal Educators Colloquium on Saturday, April 7, from 3:30 to 5.  Since you probably won’t want to miss this, you should plan your travel accordingly. This program will discuss, assess, and build on the … Continue reading Please Come to the Stone Soup Session at the ABA Conference – and Use Stone Soup Next Year

Stone Soup:  Do the Best Trainings, Continuing Education Programs, and Conference Sessions You Can

Don’t you hate it when presenters just talk at you for a whole program? Adult learners generally do. That’s why everyone suggests using interactive formats in which the audience regularly participates and doesn’t have just five minutes at the end to ask questions. I’m sure that most readers of this blog who give presentations are … Continue reading Stone Soup:  Do the Best Trainings, Continuing Education Programs, and Conference Sessions You Can

Stone Soup: Texas Bar Program for Lawyers and Mediators on Planned Early Negotiation

This post describes CLE presentations I gave for the Texas Bar.  It provides material for participants at the program and is another illustration of how people can use the Stone Soup Project idea of using continuing education programs to produce and share knowledge about actual practice. I previously tested this approach in two days of … Continue reading Stone Soup: Texas Bar Program for Lawyers and Mediators on Planned Early Negotiation

Stone Soup, Reflective Practice, Action Research, and Social Justice

Some questions for law professors:  Why did you go to law school?  Why did you decide to go into academia?  What do you want to accomplish in your work?  What do you hope for your students? In this post, I give my answers to these questions, which I think will resonate for many readers of … Continue reading Stone Soup, Reflective Practice, Action Research, and Social Justice

Suggestions for Using Stone Soup in Your Courses

This post is for colleagues who will use a Stone Soup assignment this coming semester or are considering doing so. We now have posts with assessments of 19 course offerings, which include the Stone Soup assignments that faculty used.  Some posts include additional documents.  Note that this post collects assessments of five ADR courses and … Continue reading Suggestions for Using Stone Soup in Your Courses

Stone Soup:  A Thousand Great Chefs

In June, Rafael Gely and I, the co-directors of the Stone Soup Project, decided to shift our approach from our original plan of a centralized database to a decentralized set of experimental efforts to produce knowledge about actual practice – aka letting a thousand chefs cook. I recently talked with many of the faculty who have … Continue reading Stone Soup:  A Thousand Great Chefs