Frank Sander

Frank SanderFrank E. A. Sander, A.B., LL.B., Bussey Professor of Law, Emeritus. Frank E. A. Sander came to the Harvard Law School faculty in 1959 after clerking with Justice Frankfurter and several years of practice, including two years with the Tax Division, Department of Justice. He has taught an overview course in Alternative Dispute Resolution as well as courses on Negotiation and Mediation. He was invited by Chief Justice Burger to deliver a paper on alternative dispute resolution at the Pound Conference in 1976, and he is co-director of the Harvard Law School Program on Dispute Resolution. He has done extensive writing and lecturing in the dispute resolution field and served for fourteen years on the ABA Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution, including three years as chairman.

Research Interests: Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution, Mediation

Select Publications:

Sander, Frank E. A., Stephen B. Goldberg, Nancy H. Rogers & Sarah Rudolph Cole. Dispute Resolution Casebook (Aspen 5th ed. 2007).

Bordone, Robert C. & Frank E. A. Sander. “All in the Family: Managing Business Disputes with Relatives,” Vol. 9, No. 3 Negotiation, the Newsletter of the Harvard Program on Negotiation 9 (2006).

Bordone, Robert C. & Frank E. A. Sander. “Keep it Out of Court: Resolving Differences In-House,” Vol. 8, No. 7 Negotiation, the Newsletter of the Harvard Program on Negotiation 9 (2005).

Mnookin, Robert H. & Frank E. A. Sander. “Foreword,” 10 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 1 (2005).

Sander, Frank E. A. “Some Concluding Thoughts,” 54 Journal of Legal Education 115 (2004).

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2 Responses to “Frank Sander”

  • I was a student at the Harvard Mediation Program in the fall of 2010. I had the tremendous honor of being taught by Professor Sander. It was an experience of a life time. I current have a successful mediation practice in Dallas, Texas and the entire credit of my success goes to Professor Sander and his elite team of professors.

  • I concur. I attended in 2000, and became a better attorney-mediator because of Professor Sander’s insight and challenging case presentations. Thanks for the experience!


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