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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 →

Mary Sigler (1965-2018)

Sun, 2018-06-10 23:40
What I have been dreading for nearly 3 years finally happened.  My close friend and colleague Mary Sigler succumbed to pancreatic cancer late Friday night / early Saturday morning.  Word is that she passed in her sleep with her dog Luke snuggling with her, the most appropriate way for her to go. I love Mary … Continue reading Mary Sigler (1965-2018) →

WIP Conference Registration Open

Wed, 2018-06-06 12:58
From our good friend Deb Eisenberg at Maryland via the listserv: Registration is now open for the 12th Annual AALS ADR Works-in-Progress Conference at Maryland Carey Law! We are so excited to host you in Baltimore next October 4-6, 2018. Details and registration here: https://umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/aals-adr-worksinprogress-conference/. Wishing you all a productive and wonderful summer. See you … Continue reading WIP Conference Registration Open →

Symposium Articles on The First Amendment, The University, and Conflict

Tue, 2018-06-05 12:33
From my colleague, S.I. Strong: I am happy to announce the publication of the spring 2018 issue of the Journal of Dispute Resolution, which includes pieces from our symposium on The First Amendment, The University and Conflict. The articles will shortly be put on Westlaw and Lexis, but until then, you can download copies for … Continue reading Symposium Articles on The First Amendment, The University, and Conflict →

ODR Forum 2018 — Innovation and Impact

Tue, 2018-06-05 07:30
From my colleague, Amy Schmitz: Dear colleagues, I write to you about the 18th Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Forum, to be hosted by the NZ Centre for ICT Law in the School of Law at Auckland University, on the 14th & 15th November, 2018.  The ODR Forum is the key annual event for those working … Continue reading ODR Forum 2018 — Innovation and Impact →

Stone Soup:  Q&A at the ABA

Tue, 2018-05-29 20:59
This is a Stone Soup continuing education report about the program on Stone Soup course assignments at the ABA conference, “Lessons From the Stone Soup Project and Ideas for the Future.” The program included an overview of the Stone Soup Project (SSP), presentations by four colleagues who used Stone Soup in their courses, and Q&A … Continue reading Stone Soup:  Q&A at the ABA →

The FAA trumps the NLRA: Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis Decided This Morning

Mon, 2018-05-21 13:25
Here’s are some excerpts of Amy Howe’s run down of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis on Scotusblog. In 1925, Congress passed the Federal Arbitration Act, which (among other things) provides that an agreement to arbitrate a dispute “shall be valid, irrevocable, and enforceable.” Ten years later, Congress enacted the National … Continue reading The FAA trumps the NLRA: Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis Decided This Morning →

Cross-Cultural Management Study

Fri, 2018-05-11 11:45
From our colleague Peter Coleman, Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia and the Director of Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, (more on him here), we have a  request to help on some important empirical research.  It sounds like a great project–I already filled out the survey and encourage you to do so … Continue reading Cross-Cultural Management Study →

Stone Soup: Young Scholars Report on ABA Conference Programs

Tue, 2018-05-08 16:46
Don’t you hate it when you want to go to two or three conference programs scheduled at the same time?  Or if you miss a great program because you can’t go to the conference at all?  Or, after you get home from a conference, you can’t remember some great insights you had there? Serendipitously, Linda … Continue reading Stone Soup: Young Scholars Report on ABA Conference Programs →

The New Handshake:  Using ODR to Create Value for Consumers and Businesses

Mon, 2018-05-07 19:19
I recently joined the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Publications Board, which recruits people to write books, reviews book proposals, and oversees the Section’s bookselling operation.  If you might want to write a book for the Section, you can contact Pub Board chair Rebecca Price and/or vice-chair Andy Little. I came to appreciate the importance … Continue reading The New Handshake:  Using ODR to Create Value for Consumers and Businesses →

Latest and Greatest Resource Share

Thu, 2018-05-03 18:45
Thanks once again to Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo for the invaluable service of compiling resources as part of the ABA Legal Educators’ Colloquium.   Sharon wrote: “I hope the end of the semester is going well for you.  Bobbi and I wanted to be sure you had the “final” version of the Resource Share before … Continue reading Latest and Greatest Resource Share →

Cool Canadian Colleagues

Tue, 2018-05-01 20:04
Many readers know (or know of) Canadian(-based) colleagues Michelle LeBaron and Julie Macfarlane.  Michelle does incredibly creative work on conflict and culture.  Julie has done a lot of empirical research, including studies on mediation, collaborative law, Sharia Law, and self-represented litigants.  I especially like her article, Culture Change – A Tale of Two Cities and … Continue reading Cool Canadian Colleagues →

Photo Album: 2018 ABA SDR Conference

Sun, 2018-04-29 18:54
Continuing my tradition, I took photos of folks at the recent ABA Section of Dispute Resolution conference. You can click here to see the photo collections I previously posted, along with an explanation of what they represent. Below are pictures from the conference, which are limited to shots (1) of people with whom I happened … Continue reading Photo Album: 2018 ABA SDR Conference →

Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution at Trade Shows

Mon, 2018-04-23 15:26
FOI Jean Sternlight (UNLV) brings us this conference opportunity from the city that may lay claim to the home of the most trade shows. Have you ever thought about the exciting disputes that can arise at trade shows?  In Las Vegas, we have, as our city hosts many trade shows.  If you want to get … Continue reading Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution at Trade Shows →

Upcoming ABA DR Section Programs

Fri, 2018-04-20 17:06
From Ben Davis, Chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Dear Colleagues, Here are the upcoming programs through the end of June for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. Advanced Arbitration Series Webinar #6: Ethical Aspects to Consider While Building an Arbitration Practice Apr. 25, 2018, Web Mid-Atlantic Chapter May Brownbag: Restorative Justice: Mediation … Continue reading Upcoming ABA DR Section Programs →

She’s Not Bossy, She’s the Boss

Thu, 2018-04-19 09:49
From my fabulous assistant Carrie, here is a lovely video from Disney Junior that I’ll be including when teaching about gender and what changes in society need to be made! For more on this, see Negotiating While Female…

Backhanded Compliments

Thu, 2018-04-19 07:58
Those of us who teach negotiation often focus on building rapport and being attentive to relational dynamics. Expressing appreciation is part of the negotiator’s skillset, and giving compliments falls somewhere in this area. But how do we do this effectively? A new study explores the effectiveness of the “backhanded compliment” in interpersonal dynamics. As it … Continue reading Backhanded Compliments →

Frisbie on the World Mediation Congress at Loyola Chicago

Mon, 2018-04-16 11:52
And you thought basketball is what put Loyola-Chicago on the map.  TFOI Teresa Frisbie provides this first-hand report about the World Mediation Congress, which Loyola recently hosted. The 300+ mediators, judges, attorneys and students at the International Academy of Dispute Resolution World Mediation Congress and 17th annual international mediation tournament held in March at Loyola … Continue reading Frisbie on the World Mediation Congress at Loyola Chicago →

Winner of AALS ADR Section Best Article of 2017 Award

Thu, 2018-04-12 13:31
The AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution is delighted to announce the winner of this year’s (inaugural) award for best scholarly article published in print or online in the previous year in the field of ADR. The Committee received a tremendous number of nominations of extremely high-quality articles, making the decision very difficult.  The Section’s 2018 … Continue reading Winner of AALS ADR Section Best Article of 2017 Award →

The Lost Art of Listening, with a nod to Senator Kaine

Fri, 2018-04-06 10:43
I am in Washington, DC at the annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference enjoying the cherry blossoms and the fabulous line-up of speakers and presentations. In particular, the plenary sessions yesterday and today were extraordinary, both in their timeliness of topic and thought-provoking quality. Yesterday, the NY Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman received the … Continue reading The Lost Art of Listening, with a nod to Senator Kaine →