Trick or Treat: Halloween links from Online Guide to Mediation

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. It provides a great excuse to buy chocolate — by the bag in fact. Plus no hours spent slaving over a hot stove, no need to shop for gifts (or wait in endless lines to return any), and no family feuds to mediate. What’s not to like?

It’s the one holiday that I unfailingly observe here at Online Guide to Mediation. So, in keeping with tradition, here are some Halloween-related links for your reading pleasure:

Start with my posts for Halloween 2005 and 2006, “Ghost of a chance: three ways mediators can celebrate Halloween” and “High spirits: legal issues can arise on sale of haunted houses“.

Bone up on “Witchcraft and the Law” with this bibliography from the LSU Law Library.

Play “Halloween Party“, a board game involving “crafty negotiation” and bluffing.

Or, get philosophical with “The Story of The Devil and Daniel Webster as a Post–modern Allegory to Individualism in Negotiation“. (Requires a subscription to download in PDF but cunning Googlers can access an HTML version of the article.)

Just be sure to save some 3 Musketeers bars for me.

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Diane J. Levin

Diane Levin, J.D., is a mediator, dispute resolution trainer, negotiation coach, writer, and lawyer based in Marblehead, Massachusetts, who has instructed people from around the world in the art of talking it out. Since 1995 she has helped clients resolve disputes involving tort, employment, business, estate, family, and real property… MORE >

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