Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

Professor Emerita

A.B., Barnard; J.D., University of Pennsylvania; LL.D., Quinnipiac

Areas of Expertise:

Civil Procedure and Trial Practice, Dispute Resolution, Legal Education, Legal Profession and Professional Ethics

Professor Menkel-Meadow joined the full-time faculty in 1996 after serving as a visiting professor in 1992 and 1994. She joined us from UCLA where she...

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Professor Menkel-Meadow joined the full-time faculty in 1996 after serving as a visiting professor in 1992 and 1994. She joined us from UCLA where she had been a professor of law since 1979, serving as well as a professor in the Women's Studies program, Acting Director of the Center for the Study of Women, and Co-Director of UCLA's Center on Conflict Resolution. She has taught as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Legal Theory at the University of Toronto, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, and as a clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania.  As a Fulbright scholar in 2007, Professor Menkel-Meadow taught and conducted research in Chile, Argentina and China.  A national expert in alternative dispute resolution, the legal profession, and legal ethics, clinical legal education, feminist legal theory, and women in the legal profession, Professor Menkel-Meadow has written and lectured extensively in these fields. She is the author of Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (2005); Negotiation: Processes for Problem Solving (2006); Mediation: Theory, Policy & Practice (2006); and Dispute Processing & Conflict Resolution (2003),  and over 100 articles. She has won the Center for Public Resources' First Prize for Scholarship in Alternative Dispute Resolution three times (in 1983, 1990, and 1998). She has also won the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching at UCLA and the Frank Flegal Teaching Award at Georgetown (2006).  She chaired the CPR-Georgetown Commission on Ethics and Standards in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation and on the Research Grants Committee of the Law School Admissions Council. She also sits on numerous boards of public interest organizations and the editorial boards of journals in dispute resolution, law and social science and feminism. She has chaired the AALS Sections on Law and Social Science, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Women in Legal Education, and has been on the Executive Committee of the Section on Clinical Education. In addition to her scholarship, research, and teaching, Professor Menkel-Meadow often serves as a mediator and arbitrator in public and private settings and has trained lawyers and mediators in the United States and abroad. She is currently the director of the Georgetown Hewlett Fellowship Program in Conflict Resolution and Problem-Solving, and the co-editor of the Journal of Legal Education, and the Interactive Journal of Law in Context.