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<xTITLE>Interview with John Lande: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society</xTITLE>

Interview with John Lande: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

by John Lande
May 2019 John Lande

John Lande Interview

This is an interview with John Lande, a leading academic in the fields of law and mediation, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Recorded by Robert Benjamin on April 16, 2019

John Lande has dedicated his career to the study of lawyering and specifically, how lawyering and mediation and negotiative practices have transformed each other.  He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri Law School, including service as director of the LLM Program in Dispute Resolution for more than 10 years, and he continues to make a valuable contribution to the field in his research and writing.   He self-designed his education to prepare himself for this work, graduating from Hastings College of Law in 1980, and practicing as a lawyer, then as a mediator.  He received a Ph.D. in the sociology of law from the University of Wisconsin in 1995.   All of these experiences primed him to think more broadly about the joinder of traditional profession of law with the emerging disciplines of mediation and negotiative practice. 

He has authored numerous award-winning articles and books on legal education and lawyering, including Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation:  How You Can Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money.

He has contributed to a rethinking of legal education and approaches to lawyering that highlight the importance of negotiative practices and mediation not only in the legal profession but in society.

Biography


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.



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