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With the death of Nelson Mandela, without doubt the most significant political leader in my lifetime, lots has been written about his impact not only on South Africa but also on the world. And plenty is still to be written.
Attorneys and Negotiation Ethics: A Material Misunderstanding? (10/18/13)
Our research suggests that a true norm of ethical negotiation behavior exists within the legal profession. This conclusion is tempered, however, with the knowledge that a large minority of our research respondents — at times approaching one-third of them — engaged in unethical and even fraudulent behavior.
The NFL Concussion Settlement (08/31/13)
I haven’t had the time to review the terms of the NFL’s concussion settlement with former players, but I’ve heard a lot of news coverage of it. On the Valley’s two morning drive-time sports talk shows (one local, one national) there was a lot of talk about the settlement and judging of winners and losers.
The Supreme Court and the Future of Arbitration (03/22/13)
At the 2012 AALS meetings Ron Aronovsky (Southwestern) organized the ADR Section’s program entitled The Supreme Court and the Future of Arbitration. Here’s a short blurb describing the program.
Judge to Apple and Samsung: “It’s Time for Peace.” (08/20/12)
If you’re not aware of the mega-case between Apple and Samsung, you’re not someone who follows legal tech issues closely. Count me as usually oblivious this area of law, although I’ve read some blog chatter about the case.
The Unfairness of Arbitration? (03/12/12)
In the New York Times, Stanford Law Prof. Amalia Kessler has an interesting op-ed about consumer arbitration. The interesting thing about this piece is not its arguments against consumer arbitration but its historical take on arbitration that looks back past the FAA.
Putting the “Me” in Mediation (07/18/11)
While teaching at Hamline Law School (Go Pipers!) last week one of my students brought me an article from the Star Tribune asking the question, “what happened to compromise?” Using the backdrop of the work stoppage of the Minnesota state government, the NFL lockout, the NBA lockout, and the debt ceiling talks in DC, the article posits that “the narcissism epidemic” of those under 40 is one of the major causes of the problem.
Temple Grandin and the ABA DR Section Meetings in Denver (04/25/11)