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Carrie Menkel-Meadow


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Carrie Menkel-Meadow is Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California Irvine Law School, and A.B. Chettle Jr. Professor of Law, Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches a variety of international and domestic dispute resolution courses, including Negotiation, Mediation, International Dispute Resolution, International Legal Analysis, Comparative Constitutionalism, Global Justice Summit, and Multi-Party Dispute Resolution Processes.

She is the author or editor of over 15 books, including Complex Dispute Resolution (3 volumes: Foundations, Multi-Party Disputes, Democracy and Decision Making, and International Dispute Resolution), Mediation: Process, Policy and Ethics (2nd ed 2013); Negotiation: Processes for Problem Solving (2nd ed. 2014); Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model, (2nd ed. 2011), Regulating Dispute Resolution (ed. with others, 2013), and What’s Fair: Ethics for Negotiators (2004) and over 200 articles.

She has taught conflict resolution related subjects to diplomats, lawyers, government officials, and law students, on five continents, including in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, China, Singapore, Australia, Israel, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Switzerland, Canada, Italy, France, Norway, and Paraguay. She has been working, as a scholar, teacher, mediator and arbitrator for over 35 years and has mediated and arbitrated at every level from international and major domestic class actions, to employment, health-related and domestic relations matters.

She has been working on peace in the Middle East for the last seven years. She has consulted on dispute resolution processes and system design for the United Nations, the World Bank, the Federal Judicial Center, and the International Red Cross. She recently won the first ever awarded American Bar Association Award for Outstanding Scholarship on Dispute Resolution. She has won teaching awards at UCLA and Georgetown Law Schools and has won CPR’s First Prize for Best Academic Article on ADR three times (1984, 1991 and 1998).

She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as editor of the Law Review, and a magna cum laude-Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, and has been awarded two honorary doctorates of Law (LL.D) from Quinnipiac Law School (1995) and Southwestern Law School (2010) for her contributions to dispute resolution and legal education.