Frank E.A. Sander ’52, a longtime Harvard Law School professor and a pioneer in the field of alternative dispute resolution, has died. He was 90.
Sander was on the faculty at Harvard Law School from 1959 to 2006, where he first taught taxation and later family law and welfare law, and served as Associate Dean from 1987-2000. He also co-founded Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, which advanced teaching and scholarship in the field of alternative dispute resolution.
“Frank played a preeminent role in shaping that important discipline, which has transformed our legal system,” said Harvard Law School Dean John Manning ’85. “He was a beloved teacher and mentor to our students, a wise and selfless administrator of our school, and a cherished colleague and friend to faculty and staff. He will also be remembered for his exceptional kindness, his unerring generosity, and his ability always to bring out the best in people.”