Professor John Lande

John LandeJohn Lande has spent the better part of his career focusing on negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. His focus in education and development of systems of dispute resolution has been ground breaking. His research and work has enhanced the field of study and his contribution to Legal Trends has been generous in the extreme. John Lande is our first Legal Education, Collaborative Law, Cooperative Law and ADR TrendSetter.

John Lande is Director of the LLM Program in Dispute Resolution and Associate Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law. He teaches courses on lawyering practice, non-binding methods of dispute resolution, and dispute system design and has contributed to Legal Trends in the past.

He began mediating professionally in 1982 in California. He received his J.D. from Hastings College of Law and Ph.D in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a fellow in residence at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Before coming to MU, he was on the faculty in the Dispute Resolution Department at Nova Southeastern University and he was Director of the Mediation Program and Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, where he supervised a child protection mediation clinic.

His scholarship focuses on various aspects of dispute systems design, including publications analyzing how lawyering and mediation practices will transform each other, business lawyers’ and executives’ opinions about litigation and ADR, designing court-connected mediation programs, improving the quality of mediation practice, the “vanishing trial,” and Cooperative and Collaborative law.

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution gave him its award for best professional article for “Principles for Policymaking about Collaborative Law and Other ADR Processes,” 22 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 619 (2007) and honorable mention for “Using Dispute System Design Methods to Promote Good-Faith Participation in Court-Connected Mediation Programs,” 50 UCLA Law Review 69 (2002).