Post Date: October 20, 2005

A new book co-edited by Harvard Law School lecturer Robert C. Bordone has received the top book award from the National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution. The award is given annually by the Institute to a book published in the United States that shows the best promise of promoting and contributing to the field of conflict resolution.

Bordone’s book — co-edited by Michael L. Moffitt — is “The Handbook of Dispute Resolution,” a dispute resolution practitioner’s guide. (Bordone is a 1997 Harvard Law graduate and Moffitt is a ’94 graduate.) Published as part of a special series with The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the book synthesizes more than 30 years of research into 31 chapters, each examining a unique aspect of conflict resolution. With its wealth of practitioner information, the handbook promises to become a mainstay in the field of conflict resolution for years to come.

Bordone is the Thaddeus R. Beal lecturer on law at Harvard Law School and the deputy director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project. Moffitt is an associate professor and the associate director of the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Program at the University of Oregon School of Law.

The National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution was founded for the purpose of advancing the field of conflict resolution in the United States, and promoting a greater understanding of the role of mediation in resolving disputes.