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A "Lawyer For All Seasons": The Lawyer As Conflict Manager, Michael T. Colatrella Jr. Feb 2012

A "Lawyer For All Seasons": The Lawyer As Conflict Manager, Michael T. Colatrella Jr.

San Diego Law Review

This interdisciplinary Article explores why interpersonal conflict management principles and skills are essential to good lawyering and, thus, why law schools should teach these principles and skills to all their students. In demonstrating the immense practical value an understanding of interpersonal conflict management principles and skills have in the practice of law, this Article examines case studies involving organizations that have dramatically reduced legal costs, among other benefits, by abandoning a solely legalistic approach to conflict and embracing conflict management principles. The lessons learned from these studies and the interpersonal conflict management principles that underlie them support the idea that …


Extraterritorial Application Of Antitrust Laws And The U.S.-Eu Dispute Over The Boeing And Mcdonnell Douglas Merger: From Comity To Conflict? An Argument For A Binding International Agreement On Antitrust Enforcement And Dispute Resolution Jan 1998

Extraterritorial Application Of Antitrust Laws And The U.S.-Eu Dispute Over The Boeing And Mcdonnell Douglas Merger: From Comity To Conflict? An Argument For A Binding International Agreement On Antitrust Enforcement And Dispute Resolution

San Diego Law Review

Due to the increase of "mega-mergers" between corporations trying to compete in the global economy, cross-border regulation of mergers and acquisitions by both the United States and the European Union has become much more common. 5 Until recently, such reviews and regulatory acts by foreign regulators only rarely caused trade disputes or tensions in diplomatic relations.' In order to maintain cooperation and prevent serious disputes over regulation of each other's domestic corporations, the United States and the European Union entered into an agreement on the application of antitrust laws in 1991.