Media Advisory: March 1 Chancellor’s Chair Investiture and Lecture Honors Prof. Carrie Menkel-Meadow


WHAT: Prof. Carrie Menkel-Meadow will speak on "Seeking Consensus in a Polarized World: The Role of Dispute Resolution and Deliberative Democracy."

As we observe increased polarization in the American polity and unproductive adversarial behavior in the legal profession, media, education and cultural production, scholarship suggests there might be better ways to solve human, social, and legal problems. This lecture will explore what went wrong when some methods were “scaled up” in debates about health care policy, as well as what can go “right” with different forms of process.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 1, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., with reception to follow.

WHERE: UCI School of Law, EDU 1131 Seminar Room. Map and directions to UCI Law

WHO: A founder of the dispute resolution field, Prof. Menkel-Meadow came to UC Irvine School of Law from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an A.B. Chettle, Jr. Professor of Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure and Director of the Georgetown-Hewlett Program in Conflict Resolution and Legal Problem Solving. She has taught and trained lawyers, diplomats, judges and students on five continents and works internationally and domestically as a mediator and arbitrator.

Chancellor's Chairs are endowed positions awarded to a very small number of UCI professors across the campus who demonstrate unusual academic merit.

COST: Free with reservation and open to the public. One hour of MCLE credit available. RSVP and questions, or (949) 824-2921. Click here for more event details.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rex Bossert, UCI Law assistant dean for communications,, (949) 824-3063.


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