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Law professors present at AALS annual meeting

January 25, 2010

Professors Bob Dauber and Art Hinshaw of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law spoke on the topic of teaching negotiation ethics at the recent AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

The session, entitled "Overcoming the Difficulties of Teaching Negotiation Ethics," focused on the disconnect between the lessons professors want their student to learn on the topic and the message that students receive. Specifically, Hinshaw discussed the results of his work studying the negotiation ethics of practicing attorneys, and Dauber focused on the lawyer-client tensions when discussing settlement proposals.

Most of Dauber's teaching energies are devoted to supervising and instructing student attorneys in the College's Civil Practice Clinic. He also regularly teaches courses relating to civil procedure, professionalism and dispute-resolution processes. Dauber's research interests include court-connected mediation and other forms of dispute resolution, and he regularly presents papers and workshops on Alternative Dispute Resolution-related topics. His most recent articles have related to empirical studies of court-connected mediation and arbitration.

Hinshaw's research and teaching interests lie in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), primarily mediation and negotiation. His research melds ADR theory and practice and includes one of the first published empirical studies of a statewide ADR program in the United States. Hinshaw's teaching responsibilities include the Lodestar Mediation Clinic and Negotiation, among other ADR courses.

Judy Nichols,
(480) 727-7895
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law