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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 →

Ode to Librarians

Sat, 2019-01-05 12:03
Librarians are the nicest, most helpful people I have ever met. I don’t remember meeting any librarian who wasn’t. They are particularly helpful for students, teachers, and scholars – like most of the readers of this blog. Although librarians sometimes get acknowledgment, often they are unsung heros who bail us out when we have desperate … Continue reading Ode to Librarians →

Impressive Report on Worldwide Dispute System Needs and Design

Thu, 2019-01-03 11:43
The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law recently released a report entitled, Understanding Justice Needs: The Elephant in the Courtroom. The Institute describes the report as follows: “For the first time, we quantify and pinpoint the yearly need for fair solutions. In this report, we estimate that each year, 1 billion people face a new … Continue reading Impressive Report on Worldwide Dispute System Needs and Design →

Call for Nominations for Best Article of 2018

Tue, 2019-01-01 12:46
From WFOI Ellen Deason: 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 academic journal bearing a 2018 … Continue reading Call for Nominations for Best Article of 2018 →

Case Study of Negotiations with Honey and Vinegar, Carrots and Sticks

Sun, 2018-12-16 21:25
Last week, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi completed an impressive campaign of negotiations to be elected speaker of the House of Representatives. This post provides an account of this campaign, synthesized from news accounts listed at the end. One of the articles described Ms. Pelosi’s approach as being like honey, compared with President Trump’s vinegar strategy.  … Continue reading Case Study of Negotiations with Honey and Vinegar, Carrots and Sticks →

West coast dispute resolution conversation: Dec. 7 & 8, 2018

Tue, 2018-12-11 18:58
From FOIs Jean Sternlight and Lydia Nussbaum of UNLV: The first West Coast Dispute Resolution Conversation was held in Las Vegas on December 7 & 8, 2018 at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law and the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution. The inspiration for the Conversation grew out of the 2018 ABA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Conference … Continue reading West coast dispute resolution conversation: Dec. 7 & 8, 2018 →

Deb Eisenberg is a star!

Thu, 2018-12-06 21:15
For those that haven’t seen it yet, this is the link to Deb Eisenberg’s talk on “Creating a Culture of Conflict Resolution Talk.” Congrats Deb on a great job!

Opportunity at the U.S. Air Force Academy

Thu, 2018-12-06 20:44
There is a an interesting opportunity at the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Many probably saw this post on the List Serve, but in case anyone is interested and didn’t see it, I am happy to post it here from the Friends of Indisputably at the Air Force Academy: The link to the job announcement is: … Continue reading Opportunity at the U.S. Air Force Academy →

Designing a Fair Dispute System for Title IX Cases

Wed, 2018-12-05 20:32
Universities generally ignored serious allegations of sexual assault until very recently.  Did the Obama Administration policy go too far to correct this problem? That’s the view of Prof. Lara Bazelon, director of the criminal juvenile justice and the racial justice clinics at the University of San Francisco School of Law, who wrote a NYT op-ed, … Continue reading Designing a Fair Dispute System for Title IX Cases →

CRQ Call for Submissions: Peacebuilding in Divided Societies at Home and Abroad

Mon, 2018-12-03 17:44
From Susan Raines, editor-in-chief of the Conflict Resolution Quarterly: Conflict Resolution Quarterly (CRQ) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal indexed with EBSCOhost that has been in publication since the early 1980’s.  CRQ publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict management and dispute resolution field to promote more effective professional applications.  Conflict … Continue reading CRQ Call for Submissions: Peacebuilding in Divided Societies at Home and Abroad →

What We’ve Been Up to in Texas….

Sun, 2018-12-02 00:15
I wanted to share a recent posting to the Dispute Resolution Listserve from my dear colleague Nancy Welsh describing some of the highlights from the last year at Texas A&M.  It is an honor and joy for me to be a part of it.  Here is Nancy’s message: Dear Colleagues, I’m very pleased to share … Continue reading What We’ve Been Up to in Texas…. →

Jay-Z to the Rescue?

Wed, 2018-11-28 18:34
Many of us over the years have worried not only about the process and fairness of mandatory arbitration, but also exactly who is doing the arbitrating.  Apparently, this is a shared concern.  In a filing in a New York state court, Jay-Z (Shawn Carter)  argues that the lack of diversity of arbitrators available to him … Continue reading Jay-Z to the Rescue? →

Musings of a Dead Lawyer Walking

Tue, 2018-11-27 12:30
Arizona Attorney magazine, the Arizona Bar’s monthly magazine, contains a running column on the last page entitled My Last Word written by a guest author. The November issue’s column was written by an anonymous author with a terminal diagnosis who has been reflecting on his life as the disease has progressed.  I thought the following … Continue reading Musings of a Dead Lawyer Walking →

Legal Stress

Mon, 2018-11-26 20:45
In a recent post, I described the intense stress that individual and organizational litigants often undergo as a result of litigation.  The legal system attracts and magnifies stressful conflicts, which affects everyone in its ambit.  In addition to litigants, this includes law students, lawyers, and legal academics. This post provides excerpts from my research summarizing … Continue reading Legal Stress →

Association of American Law Schools Honors Alternative Dispute Resolution Section as “Section of the Year”

Sun, 2018-11-25 20:20
From AALS ADR Chair Ellen Deason… The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) has announced its selection of the ADR Section as its Section of the Year. It is the featured section in the most recent AALS newsletter. The award recognizes excellence in member support and activities that promote AALS core values such as facilitating … Continue reading Association of American Law Schools Honors Alternative Dispute Resolution Section as “Section of the Year” →

Talking with angry relatives and friends over the holidays

Thu, 2018-11-22 11:16
The NY Times has an interactive piece to help us all have difficult conversations about politics over our  holiday tables.  Read Here The piece gives you multiple choice options of how to respond to your angry Uncle Bot in a political conversation. The first choice is choosing whether Uncle Bot is an angry liberal or … Continue reading Talking with angry relatives and friends over the holidays →

Stop Being a Damned Fool

Wed, 2018-11-21 06:51
“About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop.”  That’s what lawyer Elihu Root supposedly said a century ago. Many lawyers are frustrated with their actual clients at times and are tempted to tell them the same thing – and sometimes do. There … Continue reading Stop Being a Damned Fool →

2018 Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award

Mon, 2018-11-19 12:11
FOI Elayne Greenberg  (St. John’s) has been gently reminding us of the Mangano Award given by St.John’s every other year to “honor scholars and practitioners whose empirical work furthers the advancement and understanding of the values and skills of dispute resolution.”  This is a major award, and it comes with a $5,000 prize !  Applications … Continue reading 2018 Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award →

Dispute System Design for Facebook

Sun, 2018-11-18 19:20
The New York Times published an interesting article worth reading, which riffs on Mark Zuckerberg’s statement that Facebook would develop an independent body to make decisions about acceptability of posts on its platform.  He mused that the body might be like a supreme court to make final decisions reflecting global social norms. The article was … Continue reading Dispute System Design for Facebook →