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Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference – Wrap Up

Wed, 2019-02-13 15:55
Below is a wrap up of the recently held Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference at Arizona State.   It was a great conference, and I hope that you find this information enlightening.  And note that we regularly post conference highlights on this web page, so feel free to send a write up to one of the … Continue reading Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference – Wrap Up →

Mediation is Unsuccessful in lawsuit between former Louisville Basketball players and NCAA

Fri, 2019-02-08 15:43
5 former Louisville basketball players are suing the NCAA about the NCAA’s removal of their 2013 National Championship title. The players, led by Luke Hancock, want the title restored and are also seeking restitution for individual damages.  Unfortunately mediation on January 28th was unsuccessful and the mediator has returned the case to the court, saying … Continue reading Mediation is Unsuccessful in lawsuit between former Louisville Basketball players and NCAA →

Becoming Ourselves

Fri, 2019-02-08 10:50
Michelle Obama’s fabulous memoir, Becoming, has valuable lessons for us in legal education and practice.  This post first summarizes the book and then describes some of these lessons. The book is a chronological narrative of Ms. Obama’s life, which is fascinating in itself, though I was particularly interested in her portrayals of the worlds she … Continue reading Becoming Ourselves →

Notes from Hastings’s Symposium on The Integrated Lawyer

Thu, 2019-02-07 07:36
From Debra Gerardi:  “Wholeness is not a place you can get to. Wholeness is a kind of attitude or approach to the whole of life. It’s a way.” David Bohm The University of California Hastings College of the Law held a two-day symposium last month entitled, The Integrated Lawyer: A Symposium on Well-Being and the … Continue reading Notes from Hastings’s Symposium on The Integrated Lawyer →

Best Practices in International Arbitration Symposium on March 13

Wed, 2019-02-06 17:02
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 →

ODR Forum on October 28-29

Wed, 2019-02-06 09:32
From GFOIs Ben Davis and Amy Schmitz: The ODR Forum 2019 will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia from October 29th-30th with a preconference on October 28th.  Presentation proposals are welcome on any topic relevant to ODR, and topics of particular interest include ODR measures and metrics, ODR in the private and public sector, technologies that … Continue reading ODR Forum on October 28-29 →

Two Shrewd Legislative Negotiators / Mediators

Mon, 2019-02-04 19:58
In December, I wrote a post compiling news accounts describing how Nancy Pelosi masterfully negotiated to be elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives. A Washington Post article this week described how she has unified the Democratic Caucus in the House, as described below. I just listened to a recent podcast about how Representative … Continue reading Two Shrewd Legislative Negotiators / Mediators →

Call for panel proposals and papers – ASCL annual meeting

Sun, 2019-02-03 11:57
From FOI, Stacie Strong: The American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) has just issued a call for proposals for (1) concurrent panels and (2) a works in progress conference to be held in association with the ASCL 2019 Annual Meeting, which will be held at the University of Missouri School of Law between Thursday, October … Continue reading Call for panel proposals and papers – ASCL annual meeting →

Moritz’s Divided Community Project Launches “Bridge Initiative @ Moritz” Under Becky Monroe’s New Leadership

Thu, 2019-01-31 15:35
On January 2, 2019, Becky Monroe became the second Director of the Divided Community Project. Ms. Monroe comes to the Project with a depth of experience supporting communities in conflict, having served as Counsel and as Interim Director of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Community Relations Service, with the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, as a … Continue reading Moritz’s Divided Community Project Launches “Bridge Initiative @ Moritz” Under Becky Monroe’s New Leadership →

Ebner on Cross-Cultural Transactions

Wed, 2019-01-30 17:06
From FOI Noam Ebner (Creighton): I’m very excited to share that my book, co-edited with friend and colleague Prof. Ayub Khan, has been published. The Palgrave Handbook of Cross-Cultural Business Negotiation goes far beyond ‘negotiation with a business twist.’ After covering the basics, the book focuses on the realities of contemporary international business, in which … Continue reading Ebner on Cross-Cultural Transactions →

Young Scholar Program

Wed, 2019-01-30 12:53
The ABA Dispute Resolution annual conference is coming up in a few months, and the Section would like to see as many law students and young professionals attend as possible. With that in mind, last year the Section started a Young Scholar Program. Those selected for the program will receive a $25 registration fee; the … Continue reading Young Scholar Program →

World Justice Challenge 2019: Access to Justice Solutions

Wed, 2019-01-30 09:29
From my colleague, Amy Schmitz: The World Justice Challenge 2019: Access to Justice Solutions is a competition to identify, recognize, and promote good practices and successful solutions to improve access to justice. All entries must be received by 8 February 2019. World Justice Challenge finalists will present their work at the World Justice Forum VI “Realizing Justice … Continue reading World Justice Challenge 2019: Access to Justice Solutions →

Request for proposals: AALS ADR Section 2019 Works-in-progress conference

Tue, 2019-01-29 09:39
Hosting the AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section 2019 Works-in-Progress Conference The AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section is seeking a host for the 13th Annual Works-in-Progress Conference to take place in the fall of 2019. The WIP Conference has become one of the “must attends” in the ADR academic field. Previous hosts include Marquette (2007 and … Continue reading Request for proposals: AALS ADR Section 2019 Works-in-progress conference →

President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 5

Mon, 2019-01-28 20:39
In this installment of the potentially-infinite series on President Trump’s negotiation skills or lack thereof, we examine the negotiation leading to the end of the latest shutdown of the federal government as well as other negotiations by Mr. Trump and his associates. Last Friday, Mr. Trump announced that he would sign a bill re-opening the … Continue reading President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 5 →

Elizabeth Chamblee Burch Receives St. John’s Mangano Award

Mon, 2019-01-28 10:31
From FFOI Elayne Greenberg Friends and colleagues, The Carey Center at St. John’s Law School is proud to announce that the 2019 Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award recipient is Professor Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, the Fuller E. Callaway Chair of Law at the University of Georgia School of Law, for her groundbreaking scholarship in the settlement process … Continue reading Elizabeth Chamblee Burch Receives St. John’s Mangano Award →

Call for nominations: AALS ADR Section BEST ARTICLE

Fri, 2019-01-25 14:58
AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Best Article of 2018 The AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution is seeking nominations for the second annual Section Award for best article published in print or online in 2018 in the field of ADR. To be eligible, the article must be already published in a law review or other … Continue reading Call for nominations: AALS ADR Section BEST ARTICLE →

What Will Be the Future of ADR in US Legal Education?

Thu, 2019-01-24 07:16
Recently, Doug Yarn (Georgia State) posted a message on the DRLE listserv describing his school’s decision to cut back its ADR program. This was shortly after I saw a post by Nicholas A. Mirkay (formerly Creighton and now Hawaii) and Palma Joy Strand (Creighton), Disruptive Leadership in Legal Education, about their experience at Creighton, where … Continue reading What Will Be the Future of ADR in US Legal Education? →

Shutdowns, Trump, and Negotiation Theory

Wed, 2019-01-23 14:30
The stalemate in Washington D.C. has numerous pundits commenting on the negotiation strategies of the primary actors but I am going to just highlight a few from our colleagues. First, Russell Korobkin accurately predicted how the LA strike might end while the federal shutdown would not in his L.A. Times Op-ed last week. As he … Continue reading Shutdowns, Trump, and Negotiation Theory →

AALS Best Section Award

Fri, 2019-01-18 11:43
Hi all–you have likely heard that the AALS awarded the DR section its best section of the year award last week. But, we now have photographic proof!    It is wonderful that the AALS has recognized us and our field.  Wishing us all the best for the new semester and the new year!

Josh Stulberg to Receive Outstanding Scholarly Work Award from Section on Dispute Resolution

Tue, 2019-01-08 14:23
In wonderful news, announced today, my colleague, Josh Stulberg, will receive the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work. Congratulations, Josh! The announcement is below: Joseph B. “Josh” Stulberg selected as 2019 Recipient of Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work Professor Joseph B. “Josh” Stulberg, the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute … Continue reading Josh Stulberg to Receive Outstanding Scholarly Work Award from Section on Dispute Resolution →