Madame C’s Lesson on Mindful Appreciation

The Wallace Stegner Center Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program recognizes that the coronavirus has created a wide range of challenges. We also think it has created an opportunity to reflect on how we operate as individuals and as a society and to be more intentional in our lives. To inspire reflection and intentionality, we are […]

What Madame C (Coronavirus) Is Teaching Me

The Wallace Stegner Center Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program recognizes that the coronavirus has created a wide range of challenges. We also think it has created an opportunity to reflect on how we operate as individuals and as a society and to be more intentional in our lives. To inspire reflection and intentionality, we are […]

What Lessons Are You Learning from Madame C?

By Nedra Chandler and Danya Rumore for EDRBlog.org Dear Readers, During these uncertain times, we have all had to adapt how we do our day-to-day activities and how we are being in our lives. This adaptation can be reactionary—changing how we do things without intention or awareness. Or the shifts we make can be intentional—responding […]

Bridging the Rural/Urban Divide on the Environment

By Robert Bonnie President Trump’s recent weakening of rules governing protections of wetlands and streams is the latest salvo in a four-decade battle over the Clean Water Act. Americans greatly value protecting clean water. Yet the Act remains in regulatory purgatory, with successive Democratic and Republican administrations taking turns broadening and narrowing its reach. Perhaps […]

Maintaining Utah’s Collaboration Culture in a Time of Social Distancing

By Mikala Jordan for EDRBlog.org In Utah, collaboration is no mere buzzword: it is a culture. At the three dozen inter-agency meetings, workshops, or conferences I’ve attended in the last eleven months as an urban planner for a local government entity in Utah, speakers began by expressing gratitude for the teamwork that enabled a successful […]

Pipeline Construction: When Safety Goes Global

By Patrick Field and Osamu Kumasaka This post originally appeared on Consensus Building Institute’s blog on February 12, 2020. We are reposting it with Patrick Field’s and Osamu Kumasaka’s permission. Climate Change is Fueling the Debate Energy pipeline projects in North America have been increasingly inciting opposition, sometimes vehement, over the past decade. Pipelines have […]

Can we live with building confidence in the process?

By Susan Podziba To me, trust has always been a heavy request – although most will say that mediators seek to build trust with and among parties.  I’ve often tried to see the world through the eyes of a party and wondered: Is it rational to give over trust to a stranger, who may seem […]

Patents and Coronavirus – The Research Exemption in the U.S.

By Jorge Contreras This was originally posted for the AU infojustice.org blog. The recent COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has raised numerous legal issues around the world.  In this series of posts, Professor Jorge Contreras of the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, USA) discusses some of the patent and other intellectual property law implications arising from […]

I 🖤 Conflict!

By Martha C Bean After decades serving as a public policy mediator, I have learned to introduce myself with this greeting: “Good morning. I’m your mediator, and I love conflict!” Those sitting around the negotiating table raise their eyebrows; there are some awkward chuckles. People glance at their neighbors. I continue: “I’d like you to […]

Library hours during COVID-19 social distancing efforts

The Law Library is closed.  Please submit any reference questions via email to reference@law.utah.edu or use the Library ‘chat’ feature on the Library website during business hours.  No reference phone calls will be answered at this time. For more information on how the College of Law will operate during this time visit the COVID-19 response […]