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  • In Memoriam: Frank E.A. Sander ’52, a pioneer in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (1927-2018) 1

    In Memoriam: Frank E.A. Sander ’52, a pioneer in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (1927-2018)

    February 27, 2018

    Frank E.A. Sander ’52, a longtime Harvard Law School professor and a pioneer in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, has died. He was 90.

  • Mentors, Friends and Sometime Adversaries 4

    Mentors, Friends and Sometime Adversaries

    November 29, 2017

    Mentorships between Harvard Law School professors and the students who followed them into academia have taken many forms over the course of two centuries.

  • Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program celebrates 10th anniversary and growing impact

    December 14, 2016

    In November, the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program celebrated its 10th anniversary, marking its evolution into a robust program of global clinical work in dispute systems design, innovative pedagogy around teamwork, and expanded course offerings in multiparty negotiation, group decision-making, teams and facilitation.

  • Recent Faculty Books – Summer 2013

    July 1, 2013

    “Designing Systems and Processes for Managing Disputes” (Wolters Kluwer, 2013), co-written by Clinical Professor Robert C. Bordone ’97, Professor Emeritus Frank E.A. Sander ’52, Nancy H. Rogers, and Craig A. McEwen, is the first course book of its kind offering a multidisciplinary and skill-based guide to designing and implementing alternative dispute resolution systems.

  • Jeremy McClane ’02, Leah Kang ’12, Teresa Napoli ’13, and Apoorva Patel ’13

    Piloting Justice in Chile

    February 17, 2012

    This past January, three students from Harvard Law School’s Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program traveled to Chile to investigate the Ministry of Justice’s neighborhood multi-door courthouse pilot program.

  • Diego Faleck and staff at the claims resolution facility

    Letter from São Paulo: A Plane Crashes—and a Compensation System Takes Flight

    July 1, 2010

    “Late Justice is not Justice, but manifest injustice,” wrote Ruy Barbosa de Oliveira (1849-1923), perhaps the most prominent jurist and statesman in the history of Brazil. I was struck by these words during my first year of law school in São Paulo.

  • Frank Sander ’52, David Herwitz ’49 and David Shapiro ’57

    Leaving the stage

    July 23, 2006

    Imagine for a moment a lawsuit involving, as so many of them do, a dispute over accounting practices. Now add some complex questions of federal jurisdiction and procedure. Then assume that the parties decide—wisely—to settle. As the saying goes, “Who you gonna call?”

  • Frank E.A. Sander ’52

    Frank E.A. Sander ’52

    July 12, 2006

    When I first began to work with Frank Sander ’52 as a 3L at Harvard Law School in 1997, I realized that when it came to finding a mentor in alternative dispute resolution, I had struck gold.

  • Alternative lawstyle

    Alternative lawstyle

    September 1, 2005

    Frank E.A. Sander '52 had nearly two decades under his belt teaching tax and family law at HLS when Chief Justice Warren Burger tapped him to present a paper on alternative dispute resolution 29 years ago.

  • Sander Steps Down as Associate Dean

    September 28, 2000

    Since 1987 the size of the Law School curriculum has increased by nearly 20 percent. And the job of putting the teaching program together each…

  • The Great Negotiator

    July 18, 2000

      Credit: Nicki Pardo This spring former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who chaired the Northern Ireland peace negotiations that led to the “Good Friday Agreement”…