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Why Diversity Matters in Law Schools with Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow (video)

On March 4th, 2022, the Texas A&M Law Review and the Aggie Dispute Resolution Program ( hosted a symposium entitled The Renaissance Woman of Dispute Resolution: Carrie Menkel-Meadow’s Contributions to New Directions in Feminism, Ethics, and ADR (

We were honored to have a conversation with Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow, the Distinguished and Chancellor’s Professor of Law at UC Irvine and one of the preeminent scholars and founders of the field of dispute resolution.

Here, Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow speaks about diversity and inclusion in law schools and shares her advice for new scholars, based in part on her own experience as a junior faculty member going in a new interdisciplinary direction and trying to find a publisher for one of her foundational articles, Toward Another View of Legal Negotiation: The Structure of Problem Solving, 31 UCLA L. REV. 754 (1984).

Also look for videos for: Part 1: What is Not Mediatable, and Part 2: Integrating Dispute Resolution into Legal Education

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Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

A founder of the dispute resolution field, Professor Menkel-Meadow came to UC Irvine School of Law, as a Founding Faculty Member (and Chancellor’s Professor) from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the A.B. Chettle, Jr. Professor of Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure and Director of the Georgetown-Hewlett Program in… MORE >

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