Political polarization in the United States and internationally has increased enormously in the past decade, resulting in legislative impasse in some countries, political instability and partisan re-alignment in others, and decreased levels of communication, trust, and cooperation across partisan lines in schools, communities, and across the nation. As partisan polarization has increased, I have observed several perceptible changes in the way law school students engage each other around political differences and conflict in the classroom. From conversations with my colleagues, I am not alone in observing these trends.
Robert C. Bordone,
Building Conflict Resilience: It's Not Just About Problem-Solving,
2018 J. Disp. Resol.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/jdr/vol2018/iss1/8