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Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Mediators

2013

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Mediating The Religious Upbringing Issue In Divorce Cases, Katheryn M. Dutenhaver Feb 2013

Mediating The Religious Upbringing Issue In Divorce Cases, Katheryn M. Dutenhaver

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

The article presents information on the family dispute resolution based on divorce cases based on religion. The judicial orders in different jurisdictions related to custodial parent are considered. The difficulty facing the judges while deciding the remedies and the need of designing stand-alone dispute resolution system is discussed. The techniques utilized by the mediators in solving such disputes are also discussed.


The Five-Tool Mediator: Game Theory, Baseball Practices, And Southpaw Scouting, Michael N. Widener Feb 2013

The Five-Tool Mediator: Game Theory, Baseball Practices, And Southpaw Scouting, Michael N. Widener

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This essay borrows heavily from the fields of game theory, baseball business strategy and neuropsychology. Knitting these together, the author advocates that mediators become inciters and advocates for an outcome that solves problems, irrespective of the amount in controversy and the initial gap between offer and counter-offers of settlement. This is not an essay on how to do facilitator’s tasks in settlement negotiations; instead, the reader should consider how to think about the mediator’s role in the process, advancing the value proposition in negotiations. This essay does not propose that mediators become group therapists but instead urges them to relentlessly …