Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

Carrie Menkel-Meadow, who is also the director of the Hewlett-Georgetown Program in Conflict Resolution and Legal Problem Solving, is a national expert in the areas of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), civil procedure, the legal profession, legal ethics, clinical legal education, feminist legal theory, and women in the legal profession. Additionally, she is Chair of the Center for Public Resources (CPR)- Georgetown Commission on Ethics and Standards in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Menkel-Meadow has written and lectured extensively in her field and has been recognized with many honors, including the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution First Prize for Scholarship in ADR (three times) and the Rutter Prize for Excellence in Teaching at UCLA Law School.  She also received the Georgetown Law Center’s staff appreciation award for Faculty Member of the Year in 1998. She is the author of Dispute Processing and Conflict Resolution: Theory, Policy and Practice (2003), and co-author of What's Fair: Ethics for Negotiators (2004, with Michael Wheeler), Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (2004, with Lela Love, Andrea Schneider and Jean Sternlight), Negotiation: Beyond the Adversarial Model (with Andrea Schneider and Lela Love, 2005), Mediation: Beyond the Adversarial Model (with Lela Love and Andrea Schneider, 2005) and editor of Mediation: Theory, Policy and Practice (2000). 

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Articles and Video:

Value-Based Mediation (07/29/20)
Carrie Menkel-Meadow talks about her early experiences with Gary Friedman and their efforts to bring humanistic psychology to law. The value-based mediation process still informs her practice.

Are Mediators Neutral? (06/15/20)
Carrie Menkel-Meadow discusses how mediators are not neutral on many issues but the goal is to be non-biased.

Why I Became A Mediator (05/25/20)
Carrie Menkel-Meadow talks about how winning law suits did not bring about the change had hoped for. There was a lot of resistance. She realized that negotiating consensual agreements was the way to get lasting results.

Megatrends in Law, Carrie Menkel-Meadow (10/27/19)
Carrie Menkel-Meadow speaks on megatrends involving the law at the Keystone Conference, October, 2006.

"Are We a Field?" with Carrie Menkel-Meadow (07/05/19)
This is a Mediate Inside Video, highlighting a conversation from the Keystone Conference. In this presentation, Carrie Menkel-Meadow discusses the question: Are We a Field?

Interview with Carrie Menkel-Meadow - Views from the Eye of the Storm (08/08/18)
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown Law Professor, filmed as part of's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Is Mediation A Field? (07/05/14)
Carrie Menkel-Meadow shares her thoughts about how mediation is a field, a sensibility a mindset that is shared and used in very different situations.

Carrie Menkel-Meadow: Should Mediator Intervene? - Video (05/21/10)
In the discussion about whether a mediator should intervene if he/she thinks the agreement is unfair, Carrie Menkel-Meadow believes that it is her responsibility to tell the parties what she thinks. Other mediators disagree.

Carrie Menkel-Meadow: Should Mediation Be A Required Course? - Video (05/14/10)
Carrie Menkel-Meadow is an advocate for mediation and negotiation being a required course for children in schools and also as a part of every professional education.

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie: Court vs. Mediation - Video (08/09/09)
Carrie Menkel-Meadow talks about the value of mediation including social justice cases. Some of these cases need litigation but in most cases more can be accomplished in mediation.

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie: Successful Mediation Techniques - Video (08/09/09)
Carrie Menkel-Meadow talks about what she does in mediation to help parties reach agreement, listening and using Socratic techniques.

Carrie Menkel Meadow: Early Experiences with Activism and Nonviolence - Video (07/24/09)
Carrie Menkel Meadow talks about her involvement with the social movements during the Vietnam war and how she moved away from the violent activism toward a nonviolent, pragmatic approach to change.

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie: Can Mediation Be Taught? - Video (07/09/09)
Carrie Menkel-Meadow believes that most people can learn how to be good mediators and she shares the two most important skills that she teaches.

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie: Bias Issues for Mediators - Video (07/09/09)
Carrie Menkel-Meadow discusses the importance of disclosing biases and experiences to parties in advance.

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie: The Value of Keeping Parties Together - Video (05/09/09)
Carrie Menkel- Meadow is equally focused on task and process in mediation. She keeps the parties in joint session and helps them negotiate.

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie: Teaching Negotiation - Video (05/09/09)
Carrie Menkel-Meadow teaches negotiation highlighting four different models and she believes that it is important to teach all four models.

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie: Emerging Field of Mediation - Video (05/09/09)
Carrie Menkel-Meadow talks about the trends in mediation and the good things that are happening plus the dangers one of which is that the practice does not get co-opted.

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie: Evolution of Negotiation in Our Culture - Video (03/09/09)
Carrie Menkel-Meadow discusses her theory about the development of a cultural mindset about negotiation and how the larger culture takes its cues from political leaders.

Keystone Conference: Megatrends for Mediators in the Law (11/29/06)
Carrie Menkel-Meadow shares 13 megatrends for lawyers and the law. Take note! Video

Keystone Conference: Are We A Field - Moderator's Outline (10/26/06)
This is the outline utilized by Carrie Menkel Meadow as part of her moderation of a panel on "Are We A Field" with Juliana Birkoff and Peter Adler at the Keystone Conference during October 2006.

The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice (Book Review) (06/03/00)
Reviewed by Carrie Menkel-Meadow
Professor of Law, Georgetown U Law Center
Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco, 2000; 649pp.


click here for a larger image Presenters speak on megatrends involving technology, economics, politics, media, law, governance, society and culture.  Held at the Keystone Conference, October 2006.