Be the Thermostat, not the Thermometer

By Heather Gilmartin Adams for On a break in a recent workshop, I reflected to my co-facilitator on the energy of the group during a section I’d just led: “I can’t figure out what’s going on with them. They seem really edgy and are stuck in a victim mindset. Maybe the horrible echoes in the […]

David Duncan on being a LABS Student Fellow

By David Duncan for In my second year of law school (2L), I was a Biolaw Fellow for the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Center for Law and Biosciences (LABS). In my fellowship assignment, I worked for the Center for Medical Innovation’s Bench-to-Bedside (B2B) program where I assisted six teams of inventors in the […]

Willard Spur: Resolving Conflict through Collaboration

This post by Jeff Ostermiller is reprinted with permissions from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality for Sometimes it’s hard for me to keep my inner cynic in check. This is particularly true during presidential elections, when the divisive nature of our political system makes compromise among differing viewpoints seem impossible. In contrast to […]

Labor Day Closure

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – The library will be closed on Monday, September 5 for Labor Day. The reference desk will be closing at noon on Friday, September 2.

So Little Time, So Much to Read: Conflict Management Blogs I Follow

By Michele Straube It’s class prep time in academia, and I’ve been looking through my “new topics” collection to update my Conflict Management lesson plans. It quickly became apparent that there are a few blogs and listservs that are my “go-to” reading on communication, negotiation and conflict management skills, and collaborative process best practices. I’ll […]

New Patron FAQs

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – Have a quick reference question but there’s no one around to help you? Check out our new Patron FAQ page for answers to some frequently asked reference questions.

Working with Elected Officials on Water Issues: What can Collaboration Bring to the Table?

By Jamie Holmstead for  A few weeks ago I had the privilege to attend the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program’s Dialogue on Collaboration seminar. This seminar was focused on the importance and challenges of involving elected officials in collaborative efforts, specifically water-related issues. As I prepared myself mentally for what I would encounter at the […]

Library – Level 2

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – Due to some reorganizing over the summer, level 2 of the library stacks is no longer open to the public. If you need an item from level 2, please ask for assistance at one of the service desks.

Public Access to PACER

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog: The law library no longer offers public access to PACER. If you need to look something up on PACER, you must first set up your own account. If you need assistance setting up a PACER account, please inquire at the reference desk.

Collaboration Is a Better Way to Solve Our Most Difficult Problems

By Lauren Barros for Several years ago, I became a member of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of Utah.  It made sense to me to encourage families to seek to resolve their problems collaboratively, rather than in court.  Although most of my clients do not use a formal collaborative process, I incorporate principles of collaborative […]