Mediation with a small “m” or Mediation with a capital “M,” and what’s the difference?
It’s a matter of style and paradigm.
This post represents a departure for me. Most obviously, this is my first post since having officially graduated. But it is also the beginning of a series of “conversations” I am beginning to engage in with law professors (from across the U.S. & the world). Sometimes it will be presented in the form of actual dialogues, captured in real-time, mediated through remote devices. Sometimes it will actually be in person. And sometimes, often I expect, it will be in the form of responses I have to work of these profs, or reflections they have put into the world, ON their work. On teaching. On “practice.” On “the law.”
Oh Bartleby! For those who don’t know his story (which you can read here) Bartleby is the newest clerk in a lawyer’s office. At first productive, he soon stops working, saying that he simply prefers not to. This preference maddens his employer- a lawyer that we’re told has always taken the safe and easy way in life- […]