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Better Angels and Guns

Tue, 2018-02-20 07:47
David Brooks has an interesting op-ed in today’s NYT about Better Angels, a 2016 “bipartisan citizen’s movement” seeking to bridge Red-Blue divides through more skillful, thoughtful dialogue. He argues that we will not make progress on the debate over gun violence without more respectful discourse and an honest desire to understand the competing views and … Continue reading Better Angels and Guns →

World Mediation Congress and Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament

Tue, 2018-02-13 16:52
From TFOI Teresa Frisbie: The International academy of Dispute Resolution and Loyola’s Dispute Resolution Program present the INADR World Mediation Congress and 17th Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament World Mediation Congress, March 6-7 International Mediation Tournament, March 8-10 Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy Philip H. Corboy Law Center 25 E. Pearson Street Chicago, IL Join us in Chicago for … Continue reading World Mediation Congress and Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament →

Please Come to the Stone Soup Session at the ABA Conference – and Use Stone Soup Next Year

Sun, 2018-02-11 21:40
Saving the best for last, Lessons From the Stone Soup Project and Ideas for the Future, is scheduled for the ABA Legal Educators Colloquium on Saturday, April 7, from 3:30 to 5.  Since you probably won’t want to miss this, you should plan your travel accordingly. This program will discuss, assess, and build on the … Continue reading Please Come to the Stone Soup Session at the ABA Conference – and Use Stone Soup Next Year →

Cyber Conference on Dispute Resolution on Veterans for Peace – April 11

Sat, 2018-02-10 19:08
From BFOI Brian Jarrett: Hello Folks, Our Eighth Annual International Cyber-conference will soon be here.  Wednesday April 11 at Noon to 2:30 pm (Pacific time).  Be sure to adjust for your local time and place on the globe. As usual, we expect a large number of universities and community organizations participating in the conference.  (We … Continue reading Cyber Conference on Dispute Resolution on Veterans for Peace – April 11 →

Conversation Between Julie Macfarlane and Woody Mosten about Unbundling and Self-Represented Litigants

Fri, 2018-02-09 19:18
Recently, I did a post about a new book that Forrest (“Woody”) Mosten co-authored about unbundled legal services. Woody just sent me a link to a podcast conversation he had with our friend, Dr. Julie Macfarlane, the director of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP).  In this podcast, entitled “Back to the Future of Legal … Continue reading Conversation Between Julie Macfarlane and Woody Mosten about Unbundling and Self-Represented Litigants →

Stone Soup:  Do the Best Trainings, Continuing Education Programs, and Conference Sessions You Can

Wed, 2018-02-07 20:32
Don’t you hate it when presenters just talk at you for a whole program? Adult learners generally do. That’s why everyone suggests using interactive formats in which the audience regularly participates and doesn’t have just five minutes at the end to ask questions. I’m sure that most readers of this blog who give presentations are … Continue reading Stone Soup:  Do the Best Trainings, Continuing Education Programs, and Conference Sessions You Can →

Stone Soup: Texas Bar Program for Lawyers and Mediators on Planned Early Negotiation

Sun, 2018-02-04 22:53
This post describes CLE presentations I gave for the Texas Bar.  It provides material for participants at the program and is another illustration of how people can use the Stone Soup Project idea of using continuing education programs to produce and share knowledge about actual practice. I previously tested this approach in two days of … Continue reading Stone Soup: Texas Bar Program for Lawyers and Mediators on Planned Early Negotiation →

District Court Vacates Arbitrator’s Class Certification Award

Fri, 2018-02-02 10:06
For those of you interested in class arbitration law, I wanted to pass along news of this decision, via this headline in Lexology (with a H/T to George Friedman for tweeting it to my attention): “A First in the Second (Circuit): On Remand, District Court Breaks New Ground by Vacating Arbitrator’s Class Certification Award.” Here … Continue reading District Court Vacates Arbitrator’s Class Certification Award →

ADR and Prejudice

Fri, 2018-02-02 01:42
I am posting this from my wonderful colleague at Texas A&M, and friend of Indisputably, Michael Green: I thought readers of Indisputably might be interested to know about a thoughtful and thought-provoking symposium issue published at the end of 2017 by the SMU Law Review starting with Richard Delgado revisiting his landmark 1985 article on … Continue reading ADR and Prejudice →

Suffolk’s Dwight Golann to Deliver 2018 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution at Moritz Law at Ohio State

Wed, 2018-01-31 18:21
Suffolk Law Professor Dwight Golann will deliver the 2018 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution at 12:10 on Thursday February 22 in The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Saxbe Auditorium. Modern teaching about negotiation emphasizes opportunities for achieving joint gain and the need to measure a settlement proposal against one’s alternatives. These are important … Continue reading Suffolk’s Dwight Golann to Deliver 2018 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution at Moritz Law at Ohio State →

Call for Proposals for Annual WIP Conference

Fri, 2018-01-26 11:17
From Ellen Deason, Chair of the AALS Dispute Resolution Section: The annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Conference is a wonderful opportunity for dispute resolution scholars from across the country to share their current research, obtain feedback, exchange ideas, connect with colleagues, and build new working relationships. Sponsoring the conference is a meaningful way for … Continue reading Call for Proposals for Annual WIP Conference →

Three Easy Pieces

Wed, 2018-01-24 21:50
This post channels 60% of Jack Nicholson but without the chicken salad sandwich. It describes three short pieces that you might want to use in courses or continuing education programs. Overcoming Roadblocks to Settlement The first is an article entitled Overcoming Roadblocks to Reaching Settlement in Family Law Cases published in Family Advocate, the magazine … Continue reading Three Easy Pieces →

Divided Community Project at Ohio State to Receive Lawyer as Problem Solver Award

Tue, 2018-01-23 12:50
Another well deserved award.  Congrats to Grande Lum and the entire Ohio State crew !  Text of the press release is below. The ABA’s Section of Dispute Resolution has named the Divided Community Project (DCP) at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law the recipient of the 2018 institutional Lawyer as Problem Solver Award, … Continue reading Divided Community Project at Ohio State to Receive Lawyer as Problem Solver Award →

Charlie Craver – 2018 Recipient of ABA DR Section’s Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work

Tue, 2018-01-23 12:45
Well deserved !!  The text from the  press release is below. Professor Charles Craver of George Washington University Law School is the 2018 recipient of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work, which honors individuals whose scholarship has contributed significantly to the field of dispute resolution. Craver is the Freda H. … Continue reading Charlie Craver – 2018 Recipient of ABA DR Section’s Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work →

Survey on Legal Reasoning in Commercial Disputes

Tue, 2018-01-23 11:31
Indisputably ally Stacie Strong (Missouri) sends along the following request for survey participants who who have been arbitrators or judges in commercial disputes, both domestically and internationally. ———————— Those with experience serving as arbitrators or judges in national or international commercial disputes are invited to complete an anonymous electronic survey that is part of an international … Continue reading Survey on Legal Reasoning in Commercial Disputes →

George J. Siedel: Are Negotiators Subject To Liability For Using Their BATNA Power?

Mon, 2018-01-22 14:51
From George J. Seidel, Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration and Thurnau Professor of Business Law at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business: Many thanks to John Lande, Hiro Aragaki, and Sanda Kaufman for their recent posts that have clarified the meaning of “BATNA.”  BATNA is an important concept because it is often a … Continue reading George J. Siedel: Are Negotiators Subject To Liability For Using Their BATNA Power? →

Friends

Thu, 2018-01-18 18:29
I sometimes get inquiries about acronyms FOI (friend of Indisputably), FOB (friend of the blog), and especially the coveted designation __FOI (___ friend of Indisputably), such as AFOI, BFOI etc.  People want to know what the initial letters stand for.  The answer is whatever you want them to stand for. For example, I identified Tim … Continue reading Friends →

Tim Hedeen: Good and Easy Class Exercise

Thu, 2018-01-18 08:40
OFOI Tim Hedeen described the following class exercise about the nature of negotiation, which can easily be adapted in many ways.  (If you want to give students even more of a run for their money, you might assign students to read the short piece on the definition of negotiation that Andrea Schneider, Noam Ebner, David … Continue reading Tim Hedeen: Good and Easy Class Exercise →

An Example of The Power of Apology and Forgiveness

Tue, 2018-01-16 20:20
Our field aspires to promote restorative justice and healing when  one person has wronged another.  This can truly happen only when the person committing the wrong takes responsibility, typically reflected in an acknowledgment of having done the wrong and an apology.  Forgiveness can help people restore themselves as morally acceptable members of society as seen … Continue reading An Example of The Power of Apology and Forgiveness →

Women and the Law Conference Announcement

Sat, 2018-01-13 15:52
I am happy to announce that Professor Ellen Waldman and her colleague Susan Bisom-Rapp , along with a terrific organizing committee, are co-organizing a conference at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, which will be held on Friday, February 9th. The 18th Annual Women and the Law Conference is titled “Her Place at the Bargaining Table: … Continue reading Women and the Law Conference Announcement →