Perspectives on Dispute Resolution

Event Date: Friday April 28, 2006
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Location: Austin North, Harvard Law School

Please join the Program on Negotiation in honoring and celebrating Frank E. A. Sander, Harvard Law School professor, co-founder of the Program on Negotiation, and a seminal figure in the development of the field of negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.

In 1976, Chief Justice Warren Burger asked Frank Sander to present a paper on alternative dispute resolution. Delivered at the Pound Conference, this paper is considered a watershed event in ADR history. The 30 year anniversary of the Pound Conference is an opportune time to celebrate Frank Sander’s contributions.

Conference program:

Perspectives on Dispute Resolution

2:00 pm Welcome
Robert Mnookin, Samuel Williston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Chair of the Program on Negotiation

2:15 – 3:15 Retrospective: Frank Sander’s Legacy and Impact
Michael Moffitt, Moderator
Associate Director of the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center at the University of Oregon School of Law

Michael Wheeler, the MBA Class of 1952 Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School, will discuss the pedagogy of negotiation and alternative dispute resolution at Harvard.

Ericka Gray, Founder and President of DisputEd, will discuss the multi-door courthouse and the legacy of Professor Sander’s paper, Varieties of Dispute Processing.

Stephen Goldberg, Professor of Law at Northwestern University, will reflect on the seminal work, Dispute Resolution.

3:15 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:00 Panel: Emerging Issues in the Field

Robert Bordone, Moderator
Deputy Director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project and Thaddeus R. Beal Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School

Nancy Rogers, Dean and Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, will discuss the future of teaching alternative dispute resolution.

David Hoffman of the Boston Law Collaborative will discuss the future of practice within the field of alternative dispute resolution.

Robert Mnookin will discuss the future of scholarship and the emerging theories within the study of alternative dispute resolution.

5:00 pm Reception

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