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Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

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Carrie Menkel-Meadow is the A.B. Chettle, Jr. Professor of Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure at Georgetown University Law Center.  Professor Menkel-Meadow joined the full-time faculty in 1996 after serving as a visiting professor in 1992 and 1994. She joined Georgetown from UCLA where she had been a professor of law since 1979, serving as well as a professor in the Women's Studies program, Acting Director of the Center for the Study of Women, and Co-Director of UCLA's Center on Conflict Resolution. She has taught as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Legal Theory at the University of Toronto, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, and as a clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania. A national expert in alternative dispute resolution, the legal profession, and legal ethics, clinical legal education, feminist legal theory, and women in the legal profession, Professor Menkel-Meadow has written and lectured extensively in these fields. She is the author of Mediation: Theory, Policy & Practice (2001) and over 60 articles. She has won the Center for Public Resources' First Prize for Scholarship in Alternative Dispute Resolution three times (in 1983, 1990, and 1998). She has also won the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching at UCLA. She currently chairs the CPR-Georgetown Commission on Ethics and Standards in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation and on the Research Grants Committee of the Law School Admissions Council. She also sits on numerous boards of public interest organizations and the editorial boards of journals in dispute resolution, law and social science and feminism. She has chaired the AALS Sections on Law and Social Science, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Women in Legal Education, and has been on the Executive Committee of the Section on Clinical Education. In addition to her scholarship, research, and teaching, Professor Menkel-Meadow often serves as a mediator and arbitrator in public and private settings and has trained lawyers and mediators in the United States and abroad. She is currently the director of the Georgetown Hewlett Fellowship Program in Conflict Resolution and Problem-Solving.


Lela Porter Love

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Lela Porter Love is a Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law and Director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution and the Cardozo Mediation Clinic. In addition to two decades of teaching, training, consulting and writing in the dispute resolution field, Professor Love serves as a mediator, arbitrator and dispute resolution consultant in a wide range of cases.  Since 1985, with Cardozo students, she has mediated hundreds of community, civil court and employment discrimination cases.  Independently, she has served as the mediator of family, human rights, civilian and police-officer, school-based and commercial cases.  She has arbitrated numerous cases in NYC Civil Court, Small Claims Court and Attorney-Client Fee Disputes.  Her mediation of a public policy dispute in Glen Cove, NY, brought widespread publicity to the use of mediation in resolving complex litigation.

Professor Love is chair-elect of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section and serves on the NYS Unified Court System Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee.

In addition to her work in ADR, she developed and directed the Small Business Clinic at George Washington University's National Law Center.  She is a member of the Bar in New York, New Hampshire and the District of Columbia.


Andrea Kupfer Schneider

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Andrea Kupfer Schneider is a Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School.  Professor Schneider joined the faculty of Marquette Law School in 1996 where she teaches ADR, Negotiation, International Law, International Conflict Resolution and Art Law. She also helps to run the nationally-ranked ADR program at Marquette Law School. Prior to joining Marquette, Professor Schneider was Visiting Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University as well as an Associate at Arent Fox in Washington, D.C. where she specialized in international corporate transactions. Professor Schneider has also served as a lecturer at Stanford Law School and a Teaching Fellow at Harvard Law School.

Professor Schneider is a co-author of the just published Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (Aspen, 2004 with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Lela Love & Jean Sternlight) as well as a co-author of two additional books on negotiation with Roger Fisher, Beyond Machiavelli: Tools for Coping with Conflict and Coping with International Conflict. She is also the author of Creating the Musée d'Orsay: The Politics of Culture in France. Professor Schneider has published numerous articles on negotiation and international law including articles in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Michigan Journal of International Law, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law and the Negotiation Journal.

In 2000, she was given an Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Civil Trial Mediators for her work as the national coordinator for the ABA Law Student Representation in Mediation Competition. Professor Schneider regularly conducts negotiation and mediation trainings for law firms, bar associations, court systems and companies around the country. Past clients include Oracle, MCI, the Smithsonian Institution, and the American Association of ADR Attorneys. She also currently serves at the co-chair of the ABA Task Force on Mediator Credentialing.

Professor Schneider received her A.B. cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and Public Policy at Princeton University and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. She also received a Diploma from the Academy of European Law in Florence, Italy.