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SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey

Wed, 2018-07-18 19:13
Hello all: This is my maiden post on Indisputably! A big thank you to my esteemed colleagues Andrea, Michael, Sarah, Art, Jill, Cynthia, Jen, and John for letting me blog with you. I hope you don’t regret it.

Stone Soup in Canada

Mon, 2018-07-16 19:14
Last month, Michaela Keet (Saskatchewan), Martha Simmons (Osgoode Hall), Gemma Smyth (Windsor), and I gave a presentation about the Stone Soup Project at the joint annual conference of the Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education (ACCLE) and Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT). You can click on the following powerpoint to get an overview of … Continue reading Stone Soup in Canada →

Call for Proposals for ABA Conference

Mon, 2018-07-16 15:17
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is calling for proposals for the 2019 Spring Conference.  The theme is “Shining the Light on Parties: Enhancing the Experience of ADR Users.” The 2019 Annual Spring Conference will be held on April 10-13, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Here is a brief sketch of … Continue reading Call for Proposals for ABA Conference →

Falsified Job Offer from another University Leads to Criminal Charges for Colorado State Chemistry Professor

Mon, 2018-07-16 12:00
When teaching negotiation ethics, it is important to discuss false offers being used as leverage in negotiation.  In my experience, most people use them when time is short and the existence of the competing offer cannot be verified – which makes it difficult to know what to do.  From here on out, use this example … Continue reading Falsified Job Offer from another University Leads to Criminal Charges for Colorado State Chemistry Professor →

The President’s Negotiation Skills…

Sun, 2018-07-15 13:07
In advance of the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, colleague Marty Latz published this column in Politico this week:  Why Trump’s Aggressive Tactics Make Him a Less Effective Negotiator.  Marty argues, after studying his entire career, that while Trump touts his negotiation skills and thinks that this meeting with Putin will be his easiest, he … Continue reading The President’s Negotiation Skills… →

How Should ADR Folks Participate in a Grand Real-Time Negotiation?

Sat, 2018-07-14 20:18
President Trump is scheduled to have a summit meeting with Russian President Putin on Monday.  The timing of this meeting right after the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officials demonstrates the bizarre political situation we are in. Mr. Trump seeks a close relationship with a foreign leader whose top spies systematically interfered in our elections … Continue reading How Should ADR Folks Participate in a Grand Real-Time Negotiation? →

Can We Talk? Should We?

Thu, 2018-07-12 11:53
In our field, we specialize in facilitating conversations between people who think differently about things. But even our field has been divided by the question of whether we can or should converse with people who hold particular views. Consider this graphic: (HT to Above the Law. You can click on it to make it bigger.) … Continue reading Can We Talk? Should We? →

Charity Scott’s Reflections on Stone Soup

Wed, 2018-07-11 20:41
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 →

ADR: Incremental Reform or Radical Change?

Tue, 2018-07-10 11:40
Whether some problem requires radical change or incremental reform is a familiar tension in law and life. Should we abolish prisons, for example, or should we seek to improve them? Is cold-turkey best for drug addiction, or is a phased approach more effective? Does it make more sense to repeal the Second Amendment than to … Continue reading ADR: Incremental Reform or Radical Change? →

ABA Programs on Evaluation in Mediation and Relational Practice

Tue, 2018-07-10 11:24
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution announced two programs that look really good.  One is a webinar, Evaluation: A Potential Tool in Your Mediation Strategy, on July 25, and the other is a Relational Practice Virtual Summit on September 4-7. Video Webinar on Evaluation in Mediation The ADR Section is trying something new – a free … Continue reading ABA Programs on Evaluation in Mediation and Relational Practice →

An Alien Perspective

Sun, 2018-07-08 20:56
I don’t understand people from your planet.  Many Americans and other earthlings are obsessed with superhero movies. Writer Mark Bowden recently noted that “Seven of the 11 top-grossing films of 2017 were superhero movies, based on characters first introduced in comic books.”  That doesn’t even include the gigazillion epic hero movies that are not based … Continue reading An Alien Perspective →

McGeorge Wins ABA International Negotiation Competition

Tue, 2018-07-03 14:41
This dispatch comes from our good friend (OGF?) Michael Colatrella (McGeorge). McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific students Doug Leach and Leah Parrish, representing the United States, won the American Bar Association’s (ABA) International Negotiation Competition held from June 26-30, 2018 in Wales, UK. The McGeorge negotiation team qualified to compete in the … Continue reading McGeorge Wins ABA International Negotiation Competition →

New Casebook on Arbitration

Mon, 2018-07-02 18:36
Along with my wonderful co-authors, Maureen Weston, Kristen Blankley and Stephen Huber, I am proud to announce the publication of our new casebook for use in a course on Arbitration. Arbitration: Law, Policy, and Practice, published by Carolina Academic Press, provides the ideal blend of arbitration case law, problems, and experiential exercises for students. This … Continue reading New Casebook on Arbitration →

Mindfulness in Law Society Conference August 3rd

Fri, 2018-06-29 15:03
FOI Richard Reuben (Missouri) sends along this conference announcement for the Mindfulness in Law Society.  Please note that lack of conference registration information in the message, so if you’re interested please contact Richard directly. As many of you know, I have been focusing a lot of my time the last few years on opening doors … Continue reading Mindfulness in Law Society Conference August 3rd →

ADR Faculty Opening at Georgia State

Tue, 2018-06-26 17:34
From Doug Yarn: Below is information on an ADR faculty position at GSU Law.  This is a great place.  Collegial faculty, terrific students, wonderful location, etc.  Fertile ground for an ambitious individual just starting or in mid-career.  And yes, we have air conditioning.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you have. Best to … Continue reading ADR Faculty Opening at Georgia State →

Tenth Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

Mon, 2018-06-18 10:39
The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s School of Law and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) invite you to participate in the tenth annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon, a competition of competence in the dispute resolution field. The Triathlon is the first and only competition to include negotiation, mediation, advocacy, and arbitration … Continue reading Tenth Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon →

Ebner Wins Award

Mon, 2018-06-18 10:34
A simulation co-authored by Noam Ebner (Creighton) has been named a first-prize co-winner of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs annual E-PARCC teaching case and simulation competition. Congratulations, Noam! The simulation places participants in the role of EU leaders tasked with forming EU policy in face of the waves of migration entering … Continue reading Ebner Wins Award →

The “Think Like A Lawyer” Approach to Law School is Outdated

Thu, 2018-06-14 10:49
Mary E. Jutten wrote a piece in the ABA Journal titled The “Think Like a Lawyer” Approach to Law School is Outdated, which makes some interesting points that will be familiar to readers of this blog.  Her most interesting point being that law schools need to teach students to think like professional service providers rather than gladiators … Continue reading The “Think Like A Lawyer” Approach to Law School is Outdated →

The North Korean Summit

Tue, 2018-06-12 11:11
I haven’t followed the summit closely (for example, I didn’t know that it would be completed today), but some recent chatter about it did catch my attention.  The first is that President Trump did not prepare much for this negotiation.  As negotiation professors, we preach the importance of preparation for a number of reasons, mostly … Continue reading The North Korean Summit →

Law Firm Arbitration Clauses for Summer Associates

Tue, 2018-06-12 06:52
From this morning’s Inside Higher Education: A group of top law schools on Monday released the results of a survey of workplace harassment policies at law firms recruiting on their campuses. Those law schools asked the firms last month to respond to questions about mandatory arbitration agreements and other policies dealing with workplace harassment. Student … Continue reading Law Firm Arbitration Clauses for Summer Associates →