Resettling the Settlers: Laying the Foundation

Event Date: Wednesday September 22, 2004
Time: DRF: 8:30-10:00am (Continental Breakfast at 8:00) Peervision Case Conference: 10:15-11:30am
Location: Pound 335, Harvard Law School

Professor Robert Mnookin, chair of the Program on Negotiation, director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project, and Samuel Williston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will discuss his work in Israel laying the groundwork for a long-term dialogue process with respect to the future of the Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza.

He will discuss the challenges the Harvard Negotiation Research Project has encountered in creating a consensus-building dialogue in the settlements dispute and will set the stage for an academic conference to be held at Harvard Law School next month. Professor Mnookin held a series of dialogues in Israel over this past Labor Day weekend and will share his latest insights.

Recognized as one of the outstanding legal scholars in the field of conflict resolution, Professor Mnookin has applied an interdisciplinarys approach to a wide range of issues ranging from families and children to multi-national corporations. He currently teaches three courses related to mediation and negotiation at Harvard Law School. A renowned teacher and lecturer, Professor Mnookin has also taught numerous workshops for corporations, governmental agencies and law firms throughout the world and trained many executives and professionals in negotiation and mediation skills.

Following the DRF is this month’s Peervision case. Doris Tennant of The New Law Center, LLC will present a collaborative law divorce case. The attorneys agree they will discontinue representing either client if a client decides to litigate. The parties have committed in writing to settle their case without court intervention and to provide “full, prompt, honest and open disclosure of all information pertinent” to their case. At a recent four-way meeting, the husband revealed as a result of his wife’s questioning that he had not disclosed a bonus he had received. The husband’s attorney was not aware of the bonus. The parties are continuing with the collaborative law process, but the withholding of the information has affected progress.

Please RSVP to Kim Wright, klwright@law.harvard.edu, or by fax to (617) 495-7818.


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