New York Law School Wednesday Conversations

GFOI Peter Phillips, the director of New York Law School’s ADR Skills Program, is a terrific interviewer and he is continuing the series of lunch time conversations with leading figures in our field.  Here’s an announcement of the next series of interviews.

We are pleased to announce the fourth series of this popular event. Every other Wednesday, New York Law School will continue to host informal discussions with leaders in the fields of conflict avoidance, management, and resolution. All sessions are free and will be held via Zoom at 1:00 p.m. EST.

January 13:  Lela Love is a professor at the Kukin Program for conflict resolution at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  Professor Love is a mediator, an arbitrator, and a dispute resolution consultant in community, employment, family, human rights, school-based and commercial cases.  She will discuss the state of the field and share anecdotes from her book, Stories Mediators Tell.   Click here to register.

January 27:  Jennifer Reynolds is an associate professor and serves as the director of the ADR Center at the University of Oregon School of Law.  She will share her work on ADR systems design and its relationship to activism and social change.  Click here to register.

February 10:  Eileen Carroll is a British mediator with over 20 years of experience as a full-time practitioner.  Co-founder of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, she is a pioneer in mediation techniques in the United Kingdom.  She will share her take on the state of mediation in the U.K. and Europe, and what trends she sees for the future of cross-border mediation.  Click here to register.

February 24:  Colin Rule is the CEO of  He previously served as the director of online dispute resolution at eBay and PayPal, and now works at the intersection of conflict resolution and technology.  He will discuss delivery of dispute resolution services in unfamiliar modes, and his book, New Handshake, which discusses such disputes between businesses and consumers, as a result of e-commerce.  Click here to register.

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