Grant Strother ’12 was the recipient of this year’s Roger Fisher and Frank E.A. Sander Prize for his paper “Resolving Cultural Property Disputes in the Shadow of the Law” (PDF). The prize is awarded annually to the best student paper on a topic related to negotiation, dispute systems design, mediation, dispute resolution, or ADR.

“It is a great honor to receive this recognition.  I am very lucky to have been a part of the wonderful negotiation and mediation community at HLS and am really grateful for the encouragement and opportunity to pursue academic writing in the ADR field,” said Strother. “I feel especially honored because this award is named for two scholars whose writing on negotiation and alternative dispute resolution has truly shaped the ADR field and community and has been an important influence in my academic and personal life.”

While at HLS, Strother was a teaching fellow in the spring 2012 Negotiation Workshop and was co-chair of the Harvard Negotiators, an organization that provides law students with opportunities to become actively involved in the fields of negotiation and alternative dispute resolution while assisting clients. Strother received his B.A. from Princeton University where he majored in Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and after college worked at McKinsey & Company in Minneapolis. This fall, he will begin work at Davis Polk and Wardwell’s Menlo Park office, in California.

The Fisher Sander Prize was established in 2007 by the Program on Negotiation in honor of Professors Roger Fisher ’48, the Williston Professor of Law Emeritus, and Frank E. A. Sander ’52, the Bussey Professor of Law Emeritus. The two professors are founders of the Program on Negotiation and leaders in the field of negotiation and conflict management.

See all 2012 Harvard Law School student writing prizewinners here.