Professor Charles B. Craver, Freda H. Alverson Professor of Law, served as the Scholar-in-Residence at the American Bar Association 2019 Negotiation Institute. The institute was held in conjunction with the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Labor & Employment Law Committees Midwinter Meeting at the historic Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California.
Over the past 35 years, Professor Craver has taught negotiation skills to more than 95,000 lawyers around the world. At the 2019 Negotiation Institute, Professor Craver gave presentations on negotiator styles and the negotiation process. Attendees learned from negotiation experts how to turn their negotiation instincts into skills through a blend of lectures and hands-on mock negotiations and mediations.
During the ADR in Labor & Employment Law Committees Midwinter Meeting, Professor Craver’s first presentation provided his view on the ethics of negotiations. His second presentation, “The Impact of Gender on Bargaining Interactions,” examined the male and female differences that might affect bargaining interactions. He then considered the impact of gender with respect to student performance on his negotiation course bargaining exercises.
Other topics discussed included the pros and cons of using technology, current trends in labor and employment arbitration awards, and how the #MeToo movement has raised questions about whether harassment claims should be subject to arbitration.