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Sex Education

Wed, 2021-09-22 21:14
What’s sex education got to do with dispute resolution? If you have to ask, maybe you should go back to high school. Wait, that’s a terrible idea. Instead, you might watch the Sex Education series on Netflix, which just dropped its third season. The premise is that an unlikely duo of high school students set … Continue reading Sex Education →

Dispute Resolution Faculty among the Top 10 Cited faculty at the 68 Most Cited Law Schools (updated)

Thu, 2021-08-26 14:03
Yesterday TaxProf blog posted the 68 Most-Cited Law Faculties according to the Sisk, Catlin, Anderson, and Gunderson study titled Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2021. According to the list, here are the DR faculty among the top 10 most-cited faculty the top 68 most-cited law schools: 6. Stanford – D. Hensler 9. Vanderbilt … Continue reading Dispute Resolution Faculty among the Top 10 Cited faculty at the 68 Most Cited Law Schools (updated) →

Interested in a Law Faculty Position and Don’t Know How to Get There?

Wed, 2021-08-25 14:49
Law professors regularly are asked how does one become a law prof?  It’s a good question, and one that almost all of us asked when we were in your shoes.  If you are interested in the answer or simply curious,  the Transforming the Legal Academy online conference is for you.  And if you’re not sure, … Continue reading Interested in a Law Faculty Position and Don’t Know How to Get There? →

Florida is Hiring – Mediation Clinic

Wed, 2021-08-25 11:25
Our friend Joan Sterns Johnsen (Florida) sends this message as a follow up to a similar announcement on the listserv. The University of Florida Levin College of Law is hiring. We are looking for three clinical positions including a Mediation Clinic. There is some flexibility as to the type of Mediation Clinic. The other two … Continue reading Florida is Hiring – Mediation Clinic →

Canaries in the Litigation Coal Mine

Tue, 2021-08-17 18:42
Early coal mines didn’t have good ventilation, and miners were at risk from dangerous gases in the mines.  So miners would bring canaries into the mines because they were sensitive to the gases and provided a warning of danger.  The canaries would sing until they died from the gases.  When they stopped singing, miners knew … Continue reading Canaries in the Litigation Coal Mine →

Comings and Goings – 2021 edition (updated)

Mon, 2021-08-16 11:47
Updated w/ new info (as promised) . . . . As legal education appears to be making a comeback, movement among people in the dispute resolution field is on the uptick.  And, here’s hoping the upcoming year(s) we’re able to find some talented folks to fill the shoes of our retiring colleagues.  And if I’ve … Continue reading Comings and Goings – 2021 edition (updated) →

The Role of Law in Legal Disputes

Wed, 2021-08-11 21:25
Law school teaches students that law is a seamless web of rules emanating from authorities like statutes and cases which they must memorize and finely parse in hypothetical cases. In real life, practitioners generally think of law in terms of Oliver Wendell Holmes’s famous definition:  “prophecies of what the courts will do in fact.” Of … Continue reading The Role of Law in Legal Disputes →

ALEXANDRA CARTER TO DELIVER MORITZ’S 2021 LAWRENCE LECTURE

Mon, 2021-08-09 21:14
On Monday September 13, 2021 (beginning at 12:10 eastern), Alexandra Carter will deliver The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s 2021 Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution: “Ask for More.” Here is the description from OSU’s website. Negotiation is not a zero-sum game. It’s an essential skill for your career that can also improve your … Continue reading ALEXANDRA CARTER TO DELIVER MORITZ’S 2021 LAWRENCE LECTURE →

Missouri is Hiring Entry-Level or Lateral Faculty

Mon, 2021-08-09 16:51
From my colleague, Ilhyung Lee, Director of Missouri’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution: The University of Missouri School of Law invites applications for one full-time tenure-track or tenured position.  Senior lateral candidates should have a national reputation for distinguished scholarship and a record of excellence in teaching.  Entry-level and junior lateral candidates should … Continue reading Missouri is Hiring Entry-Level or Lateral Faculty →

More on Gary Friedman’s Not-So-Excellent Adventure in Politics

Sun, 2021-08-08 18:59
The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the City University of New York recently hosted an interesting breakfast roundtable featuring Gary Friedman, discussing his unfortunate tenure as a local elected government official.  You may recall that this was the subject of a series of … Continue reading More on Gary Friedman’s Not-So-Excellent Adventure in Politics →

Colorado Hiring in ADR

Thu, 2021-08-05 17:13
I’ve been asked by Sharon Jacobs to post the following announcement by Colorado who tells me they are especially interested in those teaching ADR/negotiation/mediation: Hiring Announcement: University of Colorado Law School The University of Colorado Law School invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for one or more full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty positions to … Continue reading Colorado Hiring in ADR →

New Dispute Boards Rules from CRCICA

Tue, 2021-08-03 23:36
The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) has recently announced the launch of its new Dispute Board Rules.  In doing so, it joins a relatively small and rarefied group of international institutions and arbitration centers that currently have such rules.  CRCICA has been working on drafting the Rules since about 2019 in consultation … Continue reading New Dispute Boards Rules from CRCICA →

New Survey on Costs and Disputes Funding in Africa

Tue, 2021-08-03 23:27
The Africa Arbitration Academy (AAA) and The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) have launched a Survey on Costs and Disputes Funding to understand from the perspectives of users of litigation and arbitration in Africa. This is a significant effort to gather important empirical data about the costs of dispute resolution in Africa, which will help … Continue reading New Survey on Costs and Disputes Funding in Africa →

Teaching Students to Think Like Practitioners

Mon, 2021-08-02 14:38
People often say that dispute resolution processes aren’t “one size fits all.”  When practitioners are asked to opine about hypothetical problems, they often say “it depends” and they make “case by case” decisions. They are telling the truth.  Lawyers make complex decisions as negotiators, litigation advocates, and mediators based on a lot of factors, so … Continue reading Teaching Students to Think Like Practitioners →

A Tale of Two Negotiators

Sun, 2021-08-01 18:26
When President Trump was in office, I wrote a series of posts about his negotiation skills (or lack thereof) based on contemporary news accounts.  Despite having Republican majorities in both houses of Congress for his first two years in office, he generally was unable to negotiate for enactment of his policy objectives, most notably to … Continue reading A Tale of Two Negotiators →

A Conversation about Whiteness and Mediation

Thu, 2021-07-29 13:58
FOI Alyson Carrel (Northwestern) and LCSW Jasmine Atwell (Loyola ‘JD22) recently discussed Sharon Press and Ellen Deason’s new article, “Mediation: Embedded Assumptions of Whiteness?,” published in the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution (and available on SSRN). Press and Deason’s article explores concepts from the book, Me and White Supremacy, as applied to the practice, process, … Continue reading A Conversation about Whiteness and Mediation →

Three New ABA Books Hot Off the Press!

Thu, 2021-07-22 12:24
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution published three books this year that you, your colleagues, and your students might be interested in. Mediating Legal Disputes: Effective Techniques to Resolve Cases, Second Edition, by Dwight Golann. Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision Making, Second Edition, by Jennifer K. Robbennolt and … Continue reading Three New ABA Books Hot Off the Press! →

New UK Report on Mandatory ADR

Sun, 2021-07-18 22:02
The UK Civil Justice Council recently issued a report determining that parties to a civil dispute can legally be compelled to participate in an ADR process (e.g., mandatory mediation) and that doing so could also be desirable under certain circumstances. The report is a significant addition to existing debates in the UK about the permissibility … Continue reading New UK Report on Mandatory ADR →

Two More Things

Sun, 2021-07-18 12:03
I forgot to include two things in my list of readings and resources you might want to think about as you plan for the coming academic year. The Theory-of-Change Book, which can be downloaded for free, contains 63 bite-size think pieces, averaging less than 4 pages each, written by 59 contributors in the following sections: … Continue reading Two More Things →

Readings and Resources for Teaching

Mon, 2021-07-12 14:12
As an annual tradition, this is a reminder of some of my favorite things you might use in your courses as you gear up for next academic year. Here’s a link to the latest and greatest version of the “resource share” compiled by Sharon Press and Noam Ebner. Here’s a post suggesting how you can … Continue reading Readings and Resources for Teaching →