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.