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Nancy Welsh is a Rockstar

Fri, 2021-02-26 12:48
Well, that is not the official title of the university-wide award that Nancy just won from Texas A&M but it works for me.  Officially,  the University Professorships recognize faculty who have demonstrated significant and sustained accomplishments in their discipline and who have gained recognition both nationally and internationally. The award also acknowledges a commitment to … Continue reading Nancy Welsh is a Rockstar →

New Edition of Psychology for Lawyers

Wed, 2021-02-24 17:15
The ABA recently published the second edition of Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision Making, by GFOIs Jen Robbennolt and Jean Sternlight.  This edition includes the latest research and cites to relevant podcasts. It should be useful to lawyers and neutrals in all practice areas as well as psychologists … Continue reading New Edition of Psychology for Lawyers →

Virtual ODR Forum on March 1-2

Wed, 2021-02-24 17:12
From TFOI Leah Wing: The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution is hosting its annual international Online Dispute Resolution Forum.  This spring it will be a two day online conference in part to celebrate the new edition of the seminal volume of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) scholarship, ODR Theory and Practice.  The agenda will … Continue reading Virtual ODR Forum on March 1-2 →

the Menachem Begin Symposium – Conflict Resolution Part 1

Tue, 2021-02-23 17:13
Join  Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Lela Love, Andrea Schneider, and myself as we participate in the Menachem Begin Symposium, a series of discussions on Menachem Begin’s legacy.   Here’s how the Begin Heritage Center describes the series. Menachem Begin’s legacy is complex, but the charisma, passion, and ceaseless dedication that were the touchstones of his political and personal … Continue reading the Menachem Begin Symposium – Conflict Resolution Part 1 →

Updated ODR Bibliography

Tue, 2021-02-23 15:57
From EFOI Noam Ebner: I wanted to let you know of a new update to the Online Dispute Resolution Bibliography, adding over a hundred new items to the list. The updated to-the-moment version of the ODR Bibliography awaits you at the website of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution.  The list is a … Continue reading Updated ODR Bibliography →

Two Upcoming Programs

Sun, 2021-02-21 17:52
Here are two programs you might want to tune into next week. On Tuesday, March 2, at 1 pm Eastern Time, I will give a free presentation sponsored by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Early Dispute Resolution Committee, entitled Evolution of Early Dispute Resolution and Where We Are Now.  Click here for the zoom … Continue reading Two Upcoming Programs →

Call for Nominations: The Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy

Fri, 2021-02-19 09:38
The Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University invites nominations for consideration by the Jury for the 2021 Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy. The Award, which is granted annually by the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, recognizes exceptional accomplishments in the field of environmental law … Continue reading Call for Nominations: The Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy →

Anti-mandatory arbitration bills introduced in Congress

Fri, 2021-02-19 09:33
I thought some of you might be interested in this blog post, over at the SAA Blog, summarizing bills recently introduced in Congress to ban pre-dispute arbitration agreements in various contexts or otherwise amend the Federal Arbitration Act. Most of these proposed laws are not surprising, and mimic bills introduced over the past few decades … Continue reading Anti-mandatory arbitration bills introduced in Congress →

ADR’s Place in Navigating a Polarized Era

Tue, 2021-02-16 16:36
In the middle of the impeachment trial last week, I received a Westlaw email with links to the symposium on ADR’s Place in Navigating a Polarized Era, organized by Texas A&M and published in the Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution. The symposium could not be more timely and is well worth reading (though the … Continue reading ADR’s Place in Navigating a Polarized Era →

I Actually Like Teaching on Zoom

Tue, 2021-02-16 07:06
That’s the title of a thoughtful op-ed in the New York Times by Viet Thanh Nguyen, a professor of English, American studies and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. Take a look.  (Click the title of this post to read the article.)

Student Paper Topics

Mon, 2021-02-15 11:29
Have you sat across a desk (or zoom screen) from an earnest student who is trying to figure out what to write for a paper in your course?  Probably every instructor who has required students to write papers has had this experience. I certainly did.  These often were interesting conversations in which I helped students … Continue reading Student Paper Topics →

Jackie Font-Guzmán Will Take New Position

Fri, 2021-02-12 12:32
Dr. Jacqueline Font-Guzmán will move to Eastern Mennonite University as the inaugural executive director of diversity, equity, and inclusion as of April 1. Currently, she is a professor of law and conflict studies and director in the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Click … Continue reading Jackie Font-Guzmán Will Take New Position →

Lawyers Are From Mars, Clients Are From Venus – and Mediators Can Help Communicate in Space

Mon, 2021-02-08 11:50
I just wrote this post on the Kluwer Mediation Blog on this subject.  It summarizes empirical research showing the huge chasm in perspectives between many lawyers and their clients.  Lawyers often focus only on monetary issues in legal disputes, which drives many of their clients crazy because they are also very concerned about a wide … Continue reading Lawyers Are From Mars, Clients Are From Venus – and Mediators Can Help Communicate in Space →

Get Yer ODR News Here

Sat, 2021-02-06 11:57
ODR and Mediation Chapter Noam Ebner and Daniel Rainey published a chapter entitled ODR and Mediation in the second edition of Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice.  Here’s the abstract: Online mediation had been spreading rapidly as a mode of practice, even before the entire profession shifted online during the COVID-19 era. In this chapter, … Continue reading Get Yer ODR News Here →

Open v Closed Ended Questions

Thu, 2021-02-04 22:52
Hi everyone–and happy start to the semester.  I’m about to teach a bit on interviewing and counseling and am using a fun video on different types of questions courtesy of my nieces.  Nothing like some teenagers (and an 8 year old) stuck at home during the pandemic to get really creative in helping their mom … Continue reading Open v Closed Ended Questions →

Appreciation of Doug Frenkel and Jim Stark

Wed, 2021-02-03 20:40
Jim Stark and Doug Frenkel just became scholars-in-residence with the International Academy of Mediators, following in the footsteps of Hal Abramson, Lela Love, and Dwight Golann. I have appreciated Doug and Jim’s work – actually of all the SiRs – and this post describes some of the things I appreciate about it.  It also includes … Continue reading Appreciation of Doug Frenkel and Jim Stark →

Reading the CPR Outstanding Article from Moritz Authors Nancy Rogers, Bill Froehlich and Josh Stulberg

Thu, 2021-01-28 10:40
Thanks to John Lande for posting the winners of this year’s CPR Awards. We are very proud of Bill, Nancy and Josh, whose wonderful work on our Divided Community Project led to the writing of the winning professional article. I encourage you to read it in our Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. Here is … Continue reading Reading the CPR Outstanding Article from Moritz Authors Nancy Rogers, Bill Froehlich and Josh Stulberg →

CPR Awards

Thu, 2021-01-28 10:05
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) announced the following recipients of its 2021 Awards for contributions to ADR at a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, as part of CPR’s Annual Meeting. Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR: Gail Wright, Esq. Outstanding Book in the Field of ADR: America’s Peacemakers: The … Continue reading CPR Awards →

Creighton Symposium on ADR in Business – February 26

Tue, 2021-01-26 16:28
From FFOI Rachel Goedken: On Friday, Feb. 26, from noon to 5:00pm CT, the Creighton University School of Law will be hosting its annual Law Review Symposium virtually. This year’s topic is Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Business Setting and will celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the Werner Institute. This outstanding program combines the latest … Continue reading Creighton Symposium on ADR in Business – February 26 →

Works-in-Progress Consortium Presentations – January 29

Mon, 2021-01-25 16:53
The Center on Dispute Resolution at the Quinnipiac School of Law will launch the “Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Consortium,” a new virtual speaker series, on Friday, Jan. 29, from 3-4:30 p.m. The audience for these virtual workshops will include not only dispute resolution law faculty and experienced dispute resolution practitioners, but also faculty and students interested … Continue reading Works-in-Progress Consortium Presentations – January 29 →