Carrie Menkel-Meadow

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Carrie Menkel-Meadow

"Menkel-Meadow, who is also the director of the Hewlett-Georgetown Program in Conflict Resolution and Legal Problem Solving, is a national expert in the areas of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), civil procedure, the legal profession, legal ethics, clinical legal education, feminist legal theory, and women in the legal profession. Additionally, she is Chair of the Center for Public Resources (CPR)- Georgetown Commission on Ethics and Standards in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

"Menkel-Meadow has written and lectured extensively in her field and has been recognized with many honors, including the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution First Prize for Scholarship in ADR (three times) and the Rutter Prize for Excellence in Teaching at UCLA Law School. She also received the Georgetown Law Center’s staff appreciation award for Faculty Member of the Year in 1998.

"She is the author of Dispute Processing and Conflict Resolution: Theory, Policy and Practice (2003), and co-author of What's Fair: Ethics for Negotiators (2004, with Michael Wheeler), Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (2004, with Lela Love, Andrea Schneider and Jean Sternlight), Negotiation: Beyond the Adversarial Model (with Andrea Schneider and Lela Love, 2005), Mediation: Beyond the Adversarial Model (with Lela Love and Andrea Schneider, 2005) and editor of Mediation: Theory, Policy and Practice (2000).

"Menkel-Meadow has authored several other books and more than 100 articles on subjects such as dispute and conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation, legal procedure, legal theory, legal ethics, feminist theory, law and literature and popular culture, and legal education. She currently serves as co-editor-in-chief (with Georgetown’s Mark Tushnet) of the Journal of Legal Education, the International Journal of Law in Context, and as associate editor of the Negotiation Journal, which is published by the Harvard Program on Negotiation.

"In addition to her scholarship and teaching, Menkel-Meadow has trained lawyers and mediators on five continents and is herself an active arbitrator and mediator in both private and public matters. She serves on the board of the American Bar Foundation, on the executive committee of the Center for Public Resources, and as a member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators.

"Menkel-Meadow joined Georgetown Law Center in 1996 after teaching for 20 years at UCLA Law School. She has also taught at the law schools of Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Toronto, the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), York University and Temple University where she was the first Phyllis Beck Distinguished Chair. She received her bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from Barnard College and her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She was awarded an honorary doctor of laws (LL.D) from Quinnipiac College of Law in 1995." [1]

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