Library hours during COVID-19 social distancing efforts

The Law Library is closed.  Please submit any reference questions via email to 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 […]

Liberating Structures: Change Methods for Everybody Every Day

By Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless This post originally appeared on Medium on February 21, 2020. We are reposting a summarized version of it with Henri Lipmanowicz’s and Keith McCandless’ permission. Liberating [verb]: to set free from imposed, controlling structures Structures [noun]: simple rules that specify how people are included and participate Based on our […]

Six Guidelines for “Getting to Yes”

By Katie Shonk This post originally appeared on Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation’s Daily Blog on September 12, 2019. We are reposting it with the Program on Negotiation’s permission. In their revolutionary book Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (Penguin, 3rd edition, 2011), Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton introduced the […]

Presidents’ Day Closure

The Law Library will be closed on Monday, February 17 for Presidents’ Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, February 18 at 7am.

Apply for the Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration

By Nedra Chandler “Anyone who works with people on environmental issues will benefit from taking the course. The curriculum explores how and why people become committed to positions on environmental issues as well as tools you can use to open up dialogue about those positions. After taking the Short Course, I feel much more confident about […]

Moderating Mentor and Career Development Conference Panel in Conflict Resolution

By Claire Turpel Chase Culminating months of emails and conference calls with some people I knew and several I had never met, all of us strewn across the country, I was moderating a panel on mentoring and career development at the Association for Conflict Resolution 2019 annual conference. We had intentionally created a diverse panel […]

MLK Day Closure

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, January 21 at 7am.

Devising strategies for complex public policy challenges: Lessons learned from the Visitation on Utah’s Public Lands workshop

By Danya Rumore for Public policy challenges have a tendency to be somewhat overwhelming. People often don’t agree about the nature of the problem or what, if anything, should be done to address it. Even where there is agreement that there is a problem and it should be addressed, often public policy challenges—such as […]

Law Library Winter Hours

The Law Library will be open from 8am to 6pm this week, December 16-21.  The Law Library will be closed to the public from Saturday, December 21 through Wednesday, January 1.  We will reopen at 8am on Thursday, January 2, 2020.  Regular semester hours begin on Monday, January 6.

EDR Blog Year in Review: 2019

By Angela Turnbow for One of the reasons I enjoy managing the EDR Blog is the chance to read about the valuable resources, best practices, case studies, ideas, and activities related to collaboration and dialogue, as well as to learn about all of the amazing work that is being done to resolve the complex […]