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Call for Papers: Advances in Comparative and Transnational ADR – Research into Practice

Fri, 2018-11-16 14:37
 From FOI Dr. Shahla Ali: The Law Faculty at the University of Hong Kong invites paper submissions for an upcoming research forum on March 8-9, 2019 addressing Advances in Comparative & Transnational ADR: Research into Practice: https://adrinasia.wordpress.com/2018/11/15/call-for-papers-advances-in-comparative-transnational-adr-research-into-practice/​ Dr. Shahla Ali (夏蘭) Associate Professor and Associate Dean (International) Deputy Director, Program in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Faculty of Law, The University of … Continue reading Call for Papers: Advances in Comparative and Transnational ADR – Research into Practice →

Showing Appreciation

Tue, 2018-11-13 15:23
I am grateful that our community (in this blog, on the listserv, and elsewhere) has been highlighting examples of public apologies (see the SNL apology below, among many other apology-related posts in our archives). I read this tribute to Stan Lee this morning, and thought about how wonderful it is to see public expressions of … Continue reading Showing Appreciation →

An Example of an Apology

Sun, 2018-11-11 23:16
This weekend, Saturday Night Live delivered a rare apology. Hat tip to Friend of Indisputably, Kelly Browe Olson!  Watch

Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution Hosts Symposium on Communication in Times of Crisis

Sat, 2018-11-03 16:13
The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution will host a symposium on Friday, November 9th, at the Moritz College of Law, titled Communication in Crisis: Implementing ADR Strategies in Times of Civil Unrest. At the symposium, presenters will analyze the dynamics and challenges that civic and organizational stakeholders confront when disseminating messages to their constituents … Continue reading Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution Hosts Symposium on Communication in Times of Crisis →

Arizona State Welcomes Tibetan Lama Gelong Kalsang Rinpoche

Tue, 2018-10-30 12:47
In light of recent events, we are hosting what we hope to be a great and uplifting program on Tuesday and Wednesday Nov. 6th and 7th.  If you happen to be in the southwest, it would be great to have you join us.  Announcement is below. The Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center welcomes the Venerable Gelong … Continue reading Arizona State Welcomes Tibetan Lama Gelong Kalsang Rinpoche →

Heartbroken in Pittsburgh

Sun, 2018-10-28 19:48
I thought that teaching the Kavanaugh hearings in a careful and respectful manner a few weeks ago would be the biggest teaching challenge of the semester.  I was wrong.  This weekend, as you have all no doubt heard, a gunman with a history of anti-Semitic rants and far too many legally acquired guns in his possession, … Continue reading Heartbroken in Pittsburgh →

How Can Practitioners Help Clients Assess Their Interests and Risks in Litigation?

Thu, 2018-10-25 16:01
I recently visited our DR friends and colleagues at Quinnipiac, courtesy of an invitation from Charlie Pillsbury, the co-director of their Center on Dispute Resolution.  He invited me to give a talk as part of the Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop. Using the patented Stone Soup process of systematically eliciting input from audiences, I tested some … Continue reading How Can Practitioners Help Clients Assess Their Interests and Risks in Litigation? →

Gender and negotiation – more of the same

Thu, 2018-10-25 12:05
In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Leigh Thompson (Northwestern) reports on her research around getting women to negotiate “more like men” (that is, competitive and unethical) and men to negotiate “more like women” (that is, empathetic and honest). The article is here. Nothing new here in terms of substantive advice, as Professor Thompson concludes … Continue reading Gender and negotiation – more of the same →

Reading Gandhi

Mon, 2018-10-22 16:45
A recent New Yorker has a thought-provoking piece on reading Gandhi in the context of the current political moment. For those who are grappling with the complexities of creating meaningful dialogue in the midst of divisions, it is startling to read how prescient Gandhi was about what we face today. Author Pankaj Mishra argues that … Continue reading Reading Gandhi →

Missouri News

Sun, 2018-10-21 16:32
It’s that time of year when schools report all the cool things they have done in the preceding year.  I’m proud to share two issues of the newsletter from Missouri. One issue of the newsletter lists the scholarly work of the senior fellows at our Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution.  Stacie Strong and … Continue reading Missouri News →

IACM Call for Papers

Fri, 2018-10-12 11:44
I am delighted to post IACM’s call for papers here.  This annual conference from the International Association of Conflict Management is a great opportunity to keep up to date on all sorts of interdisciplinary and empirical work from researchers in economics, psychology, business, and public planning.  I highly recommend the conference–which is much fun–and this … Continue reading IACM Call for Papers →

How Can We Fix Legal System Failures to Properly Handle Sexual Offenses?

Tue, 2018-10-09 16:58
Over the past year, we have witnessed growing evidence of the massive failures of our legal system to deal properly with a rampant system in which powerful men sexually dominate others, especially women. This post describes the nature, magnitude, and consequences of a long-term history of criminal and civil sexual offenses in the US and … Continue reading How Can We Fix Legal System Failures to Properly Handle Sexual Offenses? →

Nancy Rogers Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from IAM

Mon, 2018-10-08 14:22
I’m proud to announce Nancy Hardin Rogers’ receipt of the International Academy of Mediators Lifetime Achievement Award. I’ll let IAM’s description speak for itself: Nancy Hardin Rogers’ impact on mediation as we currently know it places her among the living legends of ADR. From her work on the initial drafting of the Uniform Mediation Act … Continue reading Nancy Rogers Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from IAM →

AALS ADR Works-in-Progress Conference

Sun, 2018-10-07 18:52
Last Thursday through Saturday, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law hosted the 12th Annual AALS ADR Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference. Now the standard-bearer as THE scholarly conference in the U.S. in the area of dispute resolution, participants heard presentations from scholars ranging from seeds of an idea to almost-completed papers, and gave … Continue reading AALS ADR Works-in-Progress Conference →

Seeking Nominations for Mangano Award for DR Empirical Research

Sun, 2018-10-07 18:46
From FOI Elayne Greenberg (St. John’s): About the Mangano Award Given annually through the generosity of esteemed dispute resolution champion Hon. Guy J. Mangano, this $5000 Award honors scholars and practitioners whose published empirical research has furthered the advancement and understanding of the values and skills of dispute resolution. Nomination Criteria You are invited to … Continue reading Seeking Nominations for Mangano Award for DR Empirical Research →

Does Anger Pay Off?

Tue, 2018-10-02 16:46
Building on Andrea’s post on teaching the Kavanaugh hearings, I am thinking about whether and how to teach my negotiation students about strategic uses of anger. Obviously such a discussion raises interesting questions around whether and how certain groups are able to display anger, and to whom. (It’s not true that all men can act … Continue reading Does Anger Pay Off? →

Energy Siting Disputes – New Book

Mon, 2018-10-01 18:52
I just got word of (and am excited to see) a new book called “Resolving Land and Energy Conflicts.” I have the very highest regard for the work Patrick Field has been doing in this field for decades, and I’m eager to see what he and his colleagues have pulled together, in terms of resources. … Continue reading Energy Siting Disputes – New Book →

The Kavanaugh Hearings Through the Lens of Arbitration

Sun, 2018-09-30 22:01
Greetings from Hong Kong, where the Kavanaugh hearings have been the subject of much discussion among non-American colleagues based here, many of whom stayed up into the night to watch the hearings live.  I have wanted to say something about this for a while now, and so I thank Jen Reynolds and John Lande for … Continue reading The Kavanaugh Hearings Through the Lens of Arbitration →

Teaching the Kavanaugh Hearings

Sun, 2018-09-30 16:47
On Thursday, I decided not to teach my scheduled ethics class and, instead, put on the Kavanaugh hearings.  During a break, we had about 30 minutes to talk as a class about the students’ impressions which ranged from he is lying to she is lying and everything in between (including the interruptions by the Judge, … Continue reading Teaching the Kavanaugh Hearings →

More Observations about the Kavanaugh Hearing

Sat, 2018-09-29 11:37
Yesterday, Jen wrote an insightful post analyzing Judge Kavanaugh’s problematic apology to Senator Klobuchar.  Interestingly, he committed the same offense with Senator Whitehouse – arrogantly responding to a question about his drinking by asking the senator about his drinking – but didn’t apologize to him. This post provides a few more observations about this remarkable … Continue reading More Observations about the Kavanaugh Hearing →