Mindfulness in the Law & ADR

Event Date: Friday March 8, 2002
Time: 3:00 - 6:30 P.M.
Location: Austin North, Harvard Law School

Moderated by Robert Mnookin

Mindfulness in the Law & ADR
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Join Leonard Riskin, Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Columbia, the Program on Negotiation’s Robert Mnookin, and a panel of distinguished professors and professionals in a discussion of the role of mindfulness in the law and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Inspired by Professor Riskin’s article “The Contemplative Lawyer: On the Potential Contributions of Mindfulness Meditation to Lawyers, Law Students, and Clients,” to be published in the upcoming Spring 2002 Volume 7 of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, the workshop will feature short exercises in mindfulness, discussion of the benefits of mindfulness to attorney satisfaction and effectiveness, and application of mindfulness to specific negotiation and mediation skills.

3:00 – 4:00 Workshop Discussion, led by Leonard Riskin, with Ferris Urbanowski, Charles Halpern, and John Hamilton, Jr.

4:00 – 4:15 Break, refreshments served

4:15 – 6:00 Panel Discussion, moderated by Robert Mnookin

4:15 – 4:25 Opening Comments, Prof. Mnookin

4:25 – 4:35 Steven Keeva, ABA Journal

4:35 – 4:45 Cheryl Conner, New Law Center

4:45 – 4:55 Group Discussion

4:55 – 5:05 Scott Peppet, University of Colorado-Boulder Law School

5:05 – 5:15 Clark Freshman, University of Miami Law School

5:15 – 5:25 Group Discussion

5:25 – 5:35 Douglas Codiga, University of Hawaii Law School

5:35 – 5:45 William Blatt, University of Miami Law School

5:45 – 5:55 Group Discussion

5:55 – 6:00 Closing Comments

6:00 – 6:30 Informal Reception in foyer of Austin Hall

Sponsored by: the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Harvard Negotiation Project, the Harvard Law School Office of Student Life Counseling, and the Harvard Negotiation Research Project.

Free and open to the public. Reception will follow.


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