Michael Moffitt

Michael Moffitt
Michael Moffitt has been Dean since 2011 and a member of the Oregon Law faculty since 2001. Before coming to Oregon, he served as the clinical supervisor for the mediation program at Harvard Law School and taught negotiation at Harvard and Ohio State. Michael Moffitt has published more than two dozen scholarly articles on mediation, negotiation, and civil procedure. He is also a contributor to ADR Prof Blog. He is a devoted but mediocre snowboarder, an aggressive tennis player, and a happily exhausted parent.

AI and Predicting Settlement

The National Law Journal reported yesterday on SettlementAnalytics and their predictive algorithms. “The world’s first quantitative legal measurement to indicate the likelihood of a lawsuit proceeding all the way to trial and adjudication” according to the company.I...

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9th Circuit on Uber Arbitration

From this morning’s National Law Journal article (available here) reporting on the 9th circuit’s consideration of the appeal from a N.D.CA court’s finding that Uber’s arbitration clause was unenforceable for reasons of unconscionability:According to Uber, Chen’s...

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Fallacies about ADR Careers? – Part 5

From our colleagues and friends at the Harvard Law School Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program.This is the fifth in a five-part series on advice to law students and young professionals interested in ADR as a career. The series is intended to examine the...

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Fallacies about ADR Careers? – Part 4

From our colleagues and friends at the Harvard Law School Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program.This is the fourth in a five-part series on advice to law students and young professionals interested in ADR as a career. The series is intended to examine the...

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Fallacies about ADR Careers? – Part 3

From our colleagues and friends at the Harvard Law School Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program.This is the third in a five-part series on advice to law students and young professionals interested in ADR as a career. The series is intended to examine the...

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Fallacies about ADR Careers? – Part 2

From our colleagues and friends at the Harvard Law School Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program.This is the second in a five-part series on advice to law students and young professionals interested in ADR as a career. The series is intended to examine the...

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Fallacies about ADR Careers? – Part 1

From our colleagues and friends at the Harvard Law School Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program.This is the first in a five-part series on advice to law students and young professionals interested in ADR as a career. The series is intended to examine the...

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Blankley on Arbitration Preemption

Kristen Blankley's recent Florida Law Review article on “Impact Preemption” is worth a read.  She goes one step beyond the by-now-well-trodden ground of critiquing the bases for recent Supreme Court arbitration jurisprudence on preemption.  Instead, tracing...

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A Maddening Nevada Supreme Court Case

Three days ago, the Nevada Supreme Court released an opinion in the case of Weddell v. Sharp et al. (Here).  Although it has facts that would make ADR & Civ Pro professors fairly swoon, the opinion itself is maddening. Both the majority and the...

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