Four Principles of Conflict Resolution and Collaboration

By Dan Adams for This month marks my 20th anniversary of being a mediator and facilitator! I have been pondering my career, assessing my experiences, and thinking about areas in which I want to grow and develop. I also recently had the opportunity to co-facilitate the Utah Forum on Collaboration on November 19, 2015. […]

Vermont Awaits Ruling on Whether ERISA Preempts the State’s Health Information Reporting Mandate

By Danny Barber for On December 2nd 2015, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.[1] The legal issue presented by the parties was whether the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1973 (“ERISA”) preempts the state of Vermont from requiring third party administrators for self-insured ERISA plans to transmit claim […]

Civity: The Other Keystone XL Story

By Palma Strand for On November 6, 2015, President Obama endorsed a decision by the U.S. State Department that the Keystone XL Pipeline – “a pipeline that would carry Canadian crude oil through our heartland to ports in the Gulf of Mexico and out into the world market” – would not serve the national […]

Law Library Closure for MLK Day

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – The law library will be closed on Monday, January 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 19 at 7am.

Reading Room Disruption

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog– A class will be held in the first floor reading room on Tuesday, January 12 from 1:00-4:00pm. We apologize for the disruption.

Adaptive Governance: Collaboration and Then Some

by Robin Kundis Craig for Many environmental problems, especially if they are grounded in natural resource use, face the governance challenge of changing conditions. Those transformations might occur in the natural resource or ecosystem itself—the result, for example, of over-use, invasive species, drought, sea-level rise, or climate change. However, changes can also occur in […]

Library Hours Over New Year’s

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – The law library will be closed from Thursday, December 31 through Sunday, January 3. We will reopen on Monday, January 4 at 8:00 am.

Keeping Sandpoint’s Quality of Life Strong through Collaboration

By Susan Drumheller for Sandpoint is a small community in the Idaho Panhandle which, like most communities across the United States, suffered economic setbacks during the Great Recession. Then, one of Sandpoint’s largest employers, the women’s clothing company Coldwater Creek, declared bankruptcy and predictions of doom and gloom for our local economy soon followed. […]

Library Hours Over Christmas

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – The law library will be closed from Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, December 27. We will reopen at 8am on Monday, December 28.

180 Degrees: Birth Control Packaging Error Turns Life Upside Down for Plaintiffs

By Anikka Hoidal for In 2011, Qualitest, a manufacturer of generic medications, recalled a number of birth control packages after discovering a packaging error. Pills in the blister packs were rotated 180 degrees, reversing their order and putting the placebo pills where consumers typically found the hormonal pills. Birth control pills must be taken according […]