By Stephen Ware, a law professor at KU, in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Opportunity for law students and new lawyers interested in dispute resolution

The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference in Washington, D.C., from April 4-7, has a discount available. You must be a law student at an accredited law school or an attorney with less than five years’ experience .

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

International Commercial Mediation

Realizing Rationality: An Empirical Assessment of International Commercial Mediation, by University of Missouri Law Professor S.I. Strong, is forthcoming in the Washington and Lee Law Review.

The abstract says "Numerous public and private entities have launched initiatives to encourage mediation in international commercial and investment disputes, and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has taken up a proposal from the U.S. Government to consider whether a new treaty involving international commercial mediation is warranted."

Professor Strong's article "analyzes findings from the first-ever large-scale empirical study on international commercial mediation, providing hard data about current behaviors, beliefs and practices and testing fundamental theories about the use, nature and future of this particular process."

Monday, December 18, 2017

ADR Perspectives from Global Pound Conference

Pepperdine Law Professor Tom Stipanowich reports on the Kluwer Mediation Blog that

Recently, a series of day-long meetings styled as the Global Pound Conferences, conducted in cities worldwide, offered diverse stakeholders an opportunity to register perspectives on the current state and future of commercial dispute resolution. Each gathering brought together in-house lawyers and clients, external lawyers and consultants, providers of dispute resolution services, educators, government servants and others in order to elicit perspectives and encourage dialogue on dispute resolution, public and private.

Prof. Stipanowich summarizes the conclusions, including "According to Pound participants, efficiency—that is, the time and cost entailed in resolving a dispute outcome—was the most influential factor in choosing among dispute resolution processes (with a 61% ranking for the entire group, and 65% for “parties” (mainly in-house counsel)."

Monday, November 27, 2017

Mediation in Kansas

Advanced Mediation CLE - Mediating in Kansas Federal Court, a Continuing Legal Education program, is Friday, December 1, 2017, at the Kansas Law Center
1200 SW Harrison St., Topeka 66612

Check-in & Continental Breakfast start at 8:15 am. CLE begins at 9:00

Presenters Include:

Larry R. Rute, Associates in Dispute Resolution LLC.,Topeka
Susan Berson, Berson Law Group LLP., Overland Park
Dennis Gillen, Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer LC., Wichita
Steve Six, Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP, Kansas City, Mo
Diane H. Sorensen, Morris Laing Evans Brock & Kennedy, Chtd., Wichita
Hon. James O'Hara, Robert J Dole US Courthouse, Kansas City
Teresa J. James, Magistrate Judge, US District Court, District of Kansas, Kansas City
Henry Cox, Henry Cox Law Office, Shawnee





Monday, November 20, 2017

$5000 for Dispute Resolution Research, Competition Open

St. John's University's Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution announces the 2018 Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award.

The $5000 annual award recognizes scholars whose published empirical research has furthered the advancement and understanding of the values and skills of dispute resolution.

Mangano Award Nomination Form
All submissions must be received no later than noon EST on Friday, December 8, 2017.

Friday, November 10, 2017

International Mediation


International Commercial Mediation is the subject of Fordham Law School's Dispute Resolution Society Symposium and Continuing Legal Education program, November 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
Nadja Alexander, Professor of Law, Singapore Management University; Academic Director, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy

Speakers
Guido Carducci, Professor of Law, Université Paris-Est; Arbitrator/Mediator
Ilhyung Lee, Professor of Law, University of Missouri
Deborah Masucci, Co-Chair, International Mediation Institute
Michael Young, Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS

Monday, November 6, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

1st Amendment on Campus, Dispute Resolution

The First Amendment on Campus is the topic of the University of Missouri's Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Symposium, sponsored by the University of Missouri School of Law, the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, and the Journal of Dispute Resolution.

Speakers include ADR professors

Prof. Lisa Blomgren Amsler
Keller-Runden Professor of Public Service, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Dean Jennifer Gerarda Brown
Dean and Professor of Law
Quinnipiac University School of Law

Prof. Grande Lum
Director, Divided Community Project and Adjunct Professor of Law
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Perceptions of Dominance in Negotiation

A new study concludes that when in a situation—such as a business negotiation— where they might want to be perceived as dominant, people were inclined to select products (like watches) with a wider product design. The study was led by University of Kansas Business professor Ahreum Maeng.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ADR Professors Confer at SEALS

On the indispensable ADR blog Indisputably, John Lande has posted photos of ADR professors working on a book project reconsidering classic dispute resolution articles. This photo includes in the back row Peter Reilly, Erin Archerd, Rishi Batra, Steve Ware, and in the front row Jill Gross, Andrea Schneider, Art Hinshaw, and Sarah Cole.



Friday, July 7, 2017

Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

The Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon is a joint initiative of St. John's Law School's Center for Dispute Resolution and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. For two days, student teams from law schools around the country meet to test their advocacy skills in the negotiation, mediation and arbitration of a securities dispute.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Arbitration in New York

Arbitration discussion in New York allows KU Law Professor Stephen Ware a nice detour to Washington Square Park.
Stephen Ware, KU Law Professor, Arbitration discussion New York

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Online Dispute Resolution in Which Court System Helps Individuals

Interesting paper, ODR and Justice System Integration: B.C.'s Civil Resolution Tribunal, in the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, by Shannon Salter of Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia.

The description of the Civil Resolution Tribunal sounds very user-friendly for individuals. For example:

Before beginning a claim with the CRT, a person with a dispute can access a free online tool called the Solution Explorer, which uses guided pathways to help a person learn more about their dispute so that they can make informed choices about how to resolve it. The Solution Explorer asks a series of questions about the dispute, and then provides information and resources tailored to that dispute.  For example, someone contesting a condominium bylaw fine might be given information about the applicable provisions of the Strata Property Act as well as a template letter to edit and send to their condominium council. At the end of the pathway, the Solution Explorer provides a summary of the person’s claims, as well as recommended resources and next steps.