Posner will also discuss his new book, The Behavior of Federal Judges: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice, at 8:15 a.m. April 4 at the conference at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.
At 8:15 a.m. April 5, former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell (D-Maine) will speak and receive an award for outstanding service in dispute resolution. Mitchell, once named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, served as the U.S. special envoy for Middle East peace and U.S. special envoy for Northern Ireland, among other outstanding contributions to the field.
The Section of Dispute Resolution is the world’s largest association of dispute resolution professionals with nearly 19,000 professionals. The Chicago meeting represents the first time that the Section’s Spring Conference will be in the Midwest.
April 3-6, 2013
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
For a complete conference program, please click here.
There is no charge for media covering this event. For media credentials and more information, please contact Bill Choyke at 202-662-1864 or Bill.Choyke@americanbar.org
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.