Introducing Guest Blogger Carrie Menkel-Meadow

Menkel-Meadow-Carrie.jpgI’m very pleased to introduce Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow, who will be guest blogging with us this month. Carrie is A.B. Chettle, Jr. Professor of Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure and Director of the Hewlett-Georgetown Program in Conflict Resolution and Legal Problem Solving at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. She is also Chair of the Georgetown-CPR Commission on Ethics and Standards in ADR.

Carrie has won the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution First Prize for Scholarship in ADR three times, (1983, 1991, 1998) and the Rutter Prize for Excellence in Teaching at UCLA Law School (1992) and the Frank Flegal Award for Teaching at Georgetown (2006). In addition to her scholarship and teaching, Carrie has trained lawyers, judges, diplomats, government officials, and mediators on five continents and is herself an active arbitrator and mediator. She has served as a mediator or arbitrator in the Wellington Asbestos Claims Facility, the Dalkon Shield Trust, the Merrill Lynch Settlement Program, ICANN domain names disputes, United Educators education disputes and a wide variety of other public and private matters.

Carrie has taught at the law schools of Georgetown University (1992-present), Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California at Los Angeles (1979-98), Temple University, the University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall, York University, the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and Universidad Alberto Hurtado (Santiago) and Catolica Universidad (Temuco) Chile, and has lectured throughout the world. She served as a Fulbright Scholar in Chile in 2007 where she taught mediation, arbitration, deliberative democracy and civil engagement in a variety of academic and practical settings, while researching topics related to restorative justice. She currently serves as co-editor in chief of the Journal of Legal Education, the International Journal of Law in Context and Associate Editor of the Negotiation Journal, published by the Harvard Program on Negotiation.

Carrie holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University (1971), a J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania (1974), where she also served on the Law Review and as an Arthur Littleton Legal Writing Fellow, and an LL.D. (Hon.) (1995) from Quinnipiac College of Law. She served on the Board of Directors and as Secretary of the American Bar Foundation, on the Executive Committee of the Center for Public Resources and is a member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators.

Carrie is the author of many books and over 100 articles on subjects ranging from dispute and conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation, legal procedure, legal theory, legal ethics, feminist theory, law and popular culture and legal education. Some of her recent publications include:


* Law and Popular Culture: Text, Notes, and Questions (LexisNexis, 2007) (with Papke, Corcos, Essig, Huang, Ledwon, Mazur, Meyer & Miller)

* Negotiation: Beyond the Adversarial Model (Aspen, 2006) (with Andrea Schneider and Lela Love)

* Mediation: Beyond the Adversarial Model (Aspen, 2006) (with Lela Love and Andrea Schneider)

* Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (Aspen, 2005) with Lela Love, Andrea Schneider and Jean Sternlight

* What’s Fair: Ethics for Negotiators (Jossey-Bass, 2004) (with Michael Wheeler)

* Dispute Processing and Conflict Resolution: Theory, Policy and Practice (Ashgate, 2003)


* Taking Law and . . . Really Seriously: Before, During and After the Law, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 555 (2007)

* Restorative Justice: What is it and Does it Work?, 3 Annual Review of Law & Social Science 161 (2007)

* Peace and Justice: Notes on the Evolution and Purposes of Legal Processes, 94 Geo. L.J. 553 (2006)

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3 Responses

  1. Extremely happy to see Professor Menkel-Menkel blogging. She is my favorite ADR scholar. She carries most of the intellectual laboring oar for the entire profession! Thanks for introducing her as a guest blogger. I (and I’m sure many others) are hoping she’ll have so much fun she’ll start her own blog! Best, Vickie

  2. Diane Levin says:

    This is exciting news indeed for professional mediators (and bloggers) like me who are avid readers of Professor Menkel-Meadow’s impressive body of work. Thanks for bringing on board this month this inspiring pioneer in the ADR field. I’ll be looking forward to her contributions.

    Best wishes,

    Diane Levin

    P.S. If you’re counting votes, I’d like to second Vickie Pynchon’s motion that the Professor start her own blog!

  3. Dr. Sheo Sharma says:

    I am an ADR advocate for ” ADR professional Ethics and Leadership Development”. I have read several arcticles written by Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow and very much impressed. I am eagerly looking forward to her contributions specially in ADR ethics, Dr.SK