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This discussion will focus on the foundational values of mediation, negotiation and modern hybrid forms of dispute resolution, as these processes have been institutionalized in courts and contracts and now much changed with online dispute resolution. What does this mean for our individual practices, for disputants and for the field in general? Are we "adaptable" dispute resolution (accessible, no longer "alternative" but still aspirational?
Carrie Menkel-Meadow is Distinguished and Chancellor's Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine Law School. She is one of the founders of the field of alternative dispute resolution, teaching mediation, negotiation, arbitration and many other courses in international dispute resolution since the early 1980's, She is the author, most recently, of Very Short Introduction to Negotiation (Oxford University Press, 2022) and 20 other books (several leading texts in Negotiation, Mediation and ADE with Lela Love and Andrea Kupfer Schneider and others, and over 200 articles in dispute resolution, legal ethics, feminist legal theory, socio-legal studies , legal education and law and popular culture. She has been a mediator and arbitrator for 40 years, doing mass torts, commercial litigation, employment, health care, civil rights, class actions, intellectual property and education disputes all over the United States and abroad. She has taught in 25 countries and as received honorary doctorates from American and European universities. She has consulted on dispute system design for the World Bank, the United Nations, the Smithsonian Institution, the federal courts and various federal agencies and the International Red Cross. She was Chair of the Georgetown-CPR Commission on Ethics and Standards for Dispute Resolution which drafted ethics codes and rules for both individual professional and for provider organizations.
She is a Phi Beta Kappa magna cum laude graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was a member of the Law Review editorial board. She began her career as a poverty and civil rights lawyer in Philadelphia and as an academic and clinician has taught at the law schools of UCLA, UCI, Georgetown, Stanford, Harvard and Leuven (Belgium), Haifa, Kings College (London), National University of Singapore, Universidad de Salvador and UBA (Argentina), Alberto Hurtado (Chile), INCAE (Central America) and was director of Georgetown's Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London. She has won awards for her scholarship from the American Bar Foundation, the American Bar Association (Section of Dispute Resolution) and for her teaching from UCLA, Georgetown and the So. Cal Mediation Association, among others.
The Roundtable Breakfasts are virtual meetings on Zoom. The link will change each month and will be distributed to all registrants the day before and the morning of the event. All listed times for ACR-GNY events are for Eastern Time.
8:00 am – 8:30 am | Join call to network with attendees
8:30 am – 10:00 am | Presentation and Discussion
The Roundtable Breakfasts are organized by ACR-GNY and the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College. They take place the first Thursday of the month and are ongoing since 2001.
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