Session Descriptions

Conference Program Schedule by Series


To view the Program Schedule, a chronological listing of Concurrent programs scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, inclusive of the Legal Educators Colloquium on Saturday, please click here. To view sessions by practice area tracks please use the left navigation tabs.

Thursday Morning Plenary

Posner

JUDICIAL DECISION MAKING AND THE ECONOMICS OF NEGOTIATION

Richard A. Posner, Judge, United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School, will discuss his finding from his and his co-authors new book The Behavior of Federal Judges - A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice. His topic will consider an economic analysis of settlement through alternative dispute resolution in light of his research on judicial decision making. Judge Posner has written more than 2,500 published judicial opinions and nearly 40 books on jurisprudence and economics.

 

Friday Morning Award Plenary Presentation

georgej

FRANK SANDER LECTURE:  REMARKS FROM SENATOR GEORGE J. MITCHELL

Senator George J. Mitchell will be presented with the 2013 D’Alemberte-Raven Award to honor his outstanding service in dispute resolution. Senator Mitchell has had a long and distinguished career. He served for several years as Chairman of DLA Piper.  Before that he served as a federal judge; as Majority Leader of the United States Senate; as Chairman of peace negotiations in Northern Ireland which resulted in an agreement that ended an historic conflict; and most recently as U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East.  In 2008 Time Magazine described him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. 

 

 

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