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Top Six Reasons to Attend the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute on March 9-10

From Harrie Samaras, immediate past chair of the Section of Dispute Resolution: It’s being taught by over 20 of the leading arbitrators and arbitration advocates in the country. It will teach new arbitrators the skills needed to become good arbitrators and experienced arbitrators will learn how to become great arbitrators. It will teach new arbitration … Continue reading Top Six Reasons to Attend the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute on March 9-10

Symposium / Conference on Comparative Law and International Dispute Resolution at Missouri, Oct. 17-19

From my colleague, S.I. Strong: In about six weeks’ time (Oct. 17-19), the University of Missouri will host the American Society of Comparative Law’s Annual Meeting.  The theme of the meeting is “Comparative Law and International Dispute Resolution Processes,” and panelists will be addressing a variety of DR mechanisms in cross-border contexts.   In addition to … Continue reading Symposium / Conference on Comparative Law and International Dispute Resolution at Missouri, Oct. 17-19

Contributions to the Theory-of-Change Symposium

I am thrilled that so many people already have expressed interest in participating in the Theory-of-Change Symposium described in recent posts.  So far, 26 people said that they will write a piece and 10 more people are considering doing so.  I expect that others will participate as well. These include faculty, practitioners, directors of mediation … Continue reading Contributions to the Theory-of-Change Symposium

Invitation to Participate in the Theory-of-Change Blog Symposium

I invite you to participate in Theory-of-Change blog symposium. I recently posted pieces listing various goals that people in our community have had, strategies that some have used, and reflections on the process of considering these issues for our field. I invited academics, practitioners, administrators, and researchers, among others, in the US and other countries … Continue reading Invitation to Participate in the Theory-of-Change Blog Symposium

Reflections on Our Field and Possibilities for Improvement

This week, I posted pieces listing various goals that people in our community have had, strategies that some have used, and guidance about writing pieces for the symposium. I was inspired to write the posts after this summer’s Past-and-Future conference.  In two full days at the conference with an amazing cast of presenters, we could … Continue reading Reflections on Our Field and Possibilities for Improvement

For Pragmatic Romanticism About ADR, Understanding Why the “Haves” Come Out Ahead

“Mediators equalize the power between the parties.”  Have you heard that claim? I used to hear it with some frequency, though (fortunately) not much lately. Considering this idea even for a nano-second, obviously it is wildly optimistically untrue as a generalization – and it doesn’t even make sense in individual cases. Some of the discussion … Continue reading For Pragmatic Romanticism About ADR, Understanding Why the “Haves” Come Out Ahead

Reflections from the Past-and-Future Conference

This post includes a variety of reflections from the Appreciating our Legacy and Engaging the Future conference in June.  The conference was co-sponsored by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, and the Aggie Dispute Resolution Program, Texas A&M University School of Law in cooperation with a ton of law school … Continue reading Reflections from the Past-and-Future Conference

The ABA DR Section is now accepting program proposals for New Orleans

From Melissa Buckley at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution: The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is now accepting proposals for programs for the 2020 Spring Conference in New Orleans on April 22-25, 2020. Program proposals must be submitted by Monday, September 2nd at 5 pm ET. The 2020 conference will be an excellent opportunity … Continue reading The ABA DR Section is now accepting program proposals for New Orleans

Appreciating Legacy / Engaging Future Program on Methodologies and Terminology for Research with a Real-World Focus

There was an excellent program on methodologies and terminology for research with a real-world focus at June’s past-and-future conference co-sponsored by Pepperdine’s Straus Institute, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, and Texas A&M Law’s Aggie Dispute Resolution Program.  It featured an all-star cast of Howard Herman, Russell Korobkin, Donna Shestowsky, and Roselle Wissler, with moderation … Continue reading Appreciating Legacy / Engaging Future Program on Methodologies and Terminology for Research with a Real-World Focus

Achieving Access to Justice Through ADR: Fact or Fiction?

On November 1, the Fordham Law Review, in conjunction with the Conflict Resolution and ADR Program and National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law School will present a program entitled “Achieving Access to Justice Through ADR:  Fact or Fiction?” ADR is enthusiastically promoted as a vehicle for providing access to justice.  For parties, there … Continue reading Achieving Access to Justice Through ADR: Fact or Fiction?

Let’s Continue the Great Conversation from Pepperdine

The “Appreciating our Legacy and Engaging the Future” conference was very rich, with a wonderful collection of presenters in our field covering a wide range of issues. We could only scratch the surface of the subjects considering the wide scope of issues we addressed and we would like to continue the conversation on the blog. … Continue reading Let’s Continue the Great Conversation from Pepperdine

Virtual Symposium on International Commercial Mediation

From my colleague, S.I. Strong: Young OGEMID will start its next virtual (all-email) symposium on June 24.  You might want to let your students know in case they want to sign up .  The listserv is, as I’ve noted before, free.  Those of you who are pre-tenure are eligible to join as well. The topic … Continue reading Virtual Symposium on International Commercial Mediation