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Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Jean Sternlight & Jennifer Robbennolt, with John Lande

by Jean Sternlight, Jennifer Robbennolt,, John Lande
November 2021

An additional episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club with Prof. Jean R. Sternlight and Prof. Jennifer K. Robbennolt discussing their book "Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision Making" interviewed by Prof. John Lande.

Recorded 9/24/21
 

Biography


Jean Sternlight

Professor Sternlight is the Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law at the UNLV Boyd School of Law, where she also directs the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution. She received her B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa and High Honors) from Swarthmore College and her J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard University, where she served as editor in chief of the Harvard Civil Liberties - Civil Rights Law Review. Professor Sternlight then clerked for federal judge Marilyn Hall Patel in California and subsequently practiced plaintiff-side employment law in Philadelphia.

Professor Sternlight started her academic career at Florida State University School of Law, where she received tenure, and then moved to the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where she was the John D. Lawson Professor of Law and also a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. She joined the Boyd faculty in 2003.

Sternlight is nationally and internationally recognized for her scholarship and law reform activities in the field of dispute resolution. Her most recent book, Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation and Decisionmaking (with Jennifer Robbennolt) was published by the American Bar Association in 2012. She has also co-authored texts on alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, and mediation, and has published numerous articles in many journals including the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and Law and Contemporary Problems. She is frequently cited by courts and the press as an expert with respect to "mandatory" arbitration. Professor Sternlight often teaches Civil Procedure/Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Psychology and Lawyering, and other courses in Dispute Resolution.

She received the 2015 American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work and the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Civil and Trial Mediators.

Jennifer Robbennolt,

Professor Jennifer Robbennolt is an expert in the areas of psychology and law, torts, and dispute resolution. Her research integrates psychology into the study of law and legal institutions, focusing primarily on legal decision-making and the use of empirical research methodology in law.

Professor Robbennolt is co-author of several books, including The Psychology of Tort Law; Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision Making; a textbook on Empirical Methods in Law (with Illinois colleagues Robert M. Lawless and Thomas S. Ulen); and the influential casebook, Dispute Resolution and Lawyers.

She has served as the chair of the AALS section on law and the social sciences and as the secretary of the American Psychology-Law Society. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Law and Society Review and as is on the editorial boards of Psychology, Public Policy, and Law and Law and Human Behavior.


John Lande is the Isidor Loeb Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri School of Law and former director of its LLM Program in Dispute Resolution.  He received his J.D. from Hastings College of Law and Ph.D in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He began mediating professionally in 1982 in California. He was a fellow at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Director of the Mediation Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law School. His work focuses on various aspects of dispute systems design, including publications analyzing how lawyering and mediation practices transform each other, business lawyers’ and executives’ opinions about litigation and ADR, designing court-connected mediation programs, improving the quality of mediation practice, the “vanishing trial,” and planned early negotiation.   The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution gave him its award for best professional article for Principles for Policymaking about Collaborative Law and Other ADR Processes, 22 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 619 (2007). The ABA recently published his book, Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation: How You Can Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money.  His website, where you can download his publications, is http://www.law.missouri.edu/lande.