Find Mediators Near You:

Schwartz Lecture: System Design for Contemporary Justice

Professor Janet Martinez focuses her research on dispute system design; online dispute resolution; facilitation of public disputes, particularly in the fields of international trade and the environment; negotiation and consensus-building; and negotiation curriculum development for clients in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

The author of dozens of dispute resolution focused publications, her 2020 co-authored text Dispute System Design: Preventing, Managing and Resolving Conflict, won the International Association of Conflict Management’s Outstanding Book Award.

In 2023 Martinez stepped down from her long-held role as Director of Stanford Law School’s Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program, a position which she held for nearly two decades.

Professor Martinez serves on the board of the Consensus Building Institute in Cambridge, Mass., a nonprofit institution whose mission is to improve conflict resolution, and is a consultant at Lax Sebenius, a negotiation consulting firm in Concord, Mass. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2002, she engaged in research, writing, and teaching in various aspects of negotiation at Harvard University’s graduate schools of business, law, and government, and was previously senior counsel for the McKesson Corporation.

An article on the lecture topic, authored by the Schwartz Lecturer, is published in the interdisciplinary Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, in keeping with Mr. Schwartz’s interest in the promotion of scholarly publication in the area of dispute resolution

About The Schwartz Lecture:

The Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution was established in 1992 as a result of the generosity of the late Stanley Schwartz Jr. (a 1947 Moritz College of Law graduate) and the Schwartz family. Each lecture is published in the interdisciplinary Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, in keeping with Mr. Schwartz’s interest in the promotion of scholarly publication in the area of dispute resolution.

                        author

Janet Martinez

Janet Martinez is Director, Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program; Director, Gould Alternative Dispute Resolution Research Initiative Janet focuses her research and consulting on the lawyer’s role in negotiation, domestically and internationally; dispute system design; online dispute resolution; facilitation of public disputes, particularly in the fields of international trade and the… MORE >

Featured Members

ad
View all

Read these next

Category

The Mediate.com Podcast Episode 4: ”The NDA Habit” and Implications for Mediators

In this episode, Julie Macfarlane--researcher, mediator, and educator--discusses the misuse of NDAs and what mediators can do to responsibly facilitate informed decision-making among parties in mediation, as it relates to...

By Julie Macfarlane, Veronica Cravener
Category

What Is To Be Done?

The current situation in Los Angeles is that mediators subsidize court mediations by collectively donating the first four hours or more, including briefs and administrative time, of more than 30,000...

By Charles B. Parselle
Category

That’s Some Sweet Jazz Mr. Mediator

From the Mediation Matters Blog of Steve Mehta.Recently, I have had the privilege of discussing the topic of mediation and improv (both in acting and any other form of improvisation)...

By Steve Mehta
×