Professors Richard Diamond and Carrie Menkel-Meadow to Retire from Georgetown Law

August 22, 2016

Two longtime and beloved members of the Georgetown Law community, Professors Richard Diamond and Carrie Menkel-Meadow, have announced plans to retire from Georgetown Law.

Photo headshot of rofessor Richard Diamond

Professor Richard Diamond

“Richard and Carrie have made invaluable contributions to legal scholarship and teaching; in countless ways, they have helped make Georgetown Law what it is today,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “While we are sad to see these gifted scholars leave the full-time faculty, we are glad that they will continue to remain active members of the Law Center community through teaching and other endeavors.”

Diamond joined the Law Center faculty in 1985. Prior to his academic career, he clerked for Judge Stanley A. Weigel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court. Diamond then spent 10 years in private practice, focusing on antitrust and international trade law.

Photo headshot of Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow

Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow

A gifted teacher, Diamond introduced hundreds of students to the basic principles of corporate law and, with an emphasis on economic analysis, to the intricacies and contradictions of the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization. During his time at Georgetown, he devoted substantial effort to matters involving the University and the Law Center’s relationship to it.

He served for many years as vice president for law of the Faculty Senate and participated in several committees including the University Budget Committee, the Georgetown University Presidential Search Committee and the Law School Dean Search Committee. He also served as an advisor to University President John J. DeGioia, then senior vice president, regarding the financial situation of Georgetown Hospital. At one time, Diamond served as one of the five members of the committee that ran the Medical Center.

Menkel-Meadow joined Georgetown Law’s full-time faculty in 1996 after serving as a visiting professor in 1992 and 1994. She came to the Law Center from UCLA, where she had been a professor of law since 1979. A founder of the dispute resolution field, Menkel-Meadow is the A.B. Chettle, Jr. Professor of Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure and director of the Georgetown-Hewlett Program in Conflict Resolution and Legal Problem Solving. She has also served as the director of Georgetown Law’s Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London.

A profoundly influential scholar, Menkel-Meadow has authored and edited 10 books and more than 200 articles on the topics of alternative dispute resolution, negotiation, legal ethics, feminist legal theory, legal education, law and social science, transnational law, and law and literature/popular culture. She recently published a set of three volumes on Complex Dispute Resolution and has been co-editor of the Journal of Legal Education as well as the International Journal of Law in Context.

As a Fulbright scholar in 2007, Menkel-Meadow taught and conducted research in Chile, Argentina and China. In 2011, she received the first-ever Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work presented by the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section — one of many awards for her groundbreaking scholarship. She is also a gifted teacher, winning the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching at UCLA and the Frank Flegal Teaching Award at Georgetown. Menkel-Meadow, who will continue to teach a Multi-party Dispute Resolution Seminar at Georgetown Law this fall, now serves as a full-time member of the faculty at the University of California, Irvine School of Law as the Chancellor’s Professor of Law.