Dispute resolution is defined broadly and includes dispute system design, conflict management, organizational decision-making, dispute prevention, and transactional negotiation, among other things.
I love the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution annual conferences. They always put on a wide array of wonderful sessions and it’s a great time to connect with friends, old and new. As in the past, I am listing some sessions that particularly intrigue me.
Since we started the Project about a year ago, we have engaged almost 1000 students in 40 classes covering 12 subjects, taught by 32 faculty from 25 schools in 3 countries.
This project is designed to engage younger people in our field and the Section. If you see them at the conference, please introduce yourself and make them feel welcome. You will be able to recognize them as they will have special ribbons on their nametags
This post provides sample papers to give faculty ideas about what you might assign your classes in the future and provide papers you might suggest as models to your students. You also might just enjoy reading them as stories.
Many colleagues wish they had students do these assignments earlier in the semester and discuss them in class. Brian Farkas really did this. He had his students interview arbitrators right after the first class and then discuss it in class soon afterward.
I think that one of the best questions is about the problems that participants experience in their work. This is a great question to ask at the beginning of a program because it can help presenters relate the material throughout the event to participants’ own experiences.
Virtually everyone in our field knows about the wonderful book, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen. It focuses on everyday conversations and not just crystalized disputes.
“Historically, CRS has played a significant role in facilitating dialogue, developing constructive relationships, and reducing the possibility of violence.
Restorative justice serves many important public policies. The process is victim-centered, and gives the victim a greater voice in the criminal justice system than traditional court processes.