In Negotiations, Are Women More Ethical Than Men?

The Harvard PONS blog posted (on February 10, 2020) a thought- provoking article by Katie Shonk entitled “Moral Leadership: Do Women Negotiate More Ethically than Men?” The answer is that generally, “yes”, “…women are generally less accepting of unethical behavior than men are and tend to behave more ethically than [Read More]

By |February 21st, 2020|Research|

Revisiting “Good Faith”!

In 2018, I wrote a blog about mediating in “good faith”. It involved a mediation in which defense counsel admitted that she was there ONLY because the court had ordered the mediation; her client was not inclined to settle or to offer anything in settlement. This posed the question: was [Read More]

By |January 24th, 2020|Research|

The Slippery Slope of Negotiations!

Every so often, I glance at the blog posts on the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School website and one caught my eye. It is  entitled “Ethics in Negotiations: How to Deal with Deception at the Bargaining Table”  written by the PON staff and posted on June 11, 2019.  [Read More]

By |July 5th, 2019|News articles|

How Do You Negotiate?

The art of negotiation seems to be very much in the news today, with issues involving trade, tariffs, immigration, arms sales, nuclear arms, et cetera. In preparing to teach a class on negotiation ethics as part of my Mediation Ethics course at USC Gould School of Law, it dawned on [Read More]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Negotiation Strategy|

Ethical Fading

I came across an article on negotiation ethics that intrigued me because I am co-teaching ADR Ethics at USC Gould School of Law this semester.   Typically, before I discuss the topic of mediation ethics with my students, I delve into the topic of “negotiation ethics” in general. The article, entitled [Read More]

By |October 19th, 2018|Research|

Settlement Ethics 101

As of last fall 2017, I am a Lecturer in Law at the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law teaching ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Ethics. I teach mediation ethics while my co-teacher covers arbitration ethics. With this perspective in mind, the recently filed lawsuit by Stormy Daniels [Read More]

By |March 16th, 2018|News articles|

What is your Goal?

I just obtained a teaching position as a Lecturer of Law (aka adjunct professor) at University of Southern California Gould School of Law teaching the mediation ethics portion of an ADR Ethics class. One of the issues we will be discussing is the conflicting goals of the participants (that is, [Read More]