“ Negotiating itself is really important.… We wouldn’t pass legislation, we couldn’t live with our neighbors, we couldn’t parent our children or take care of our parents — we couldn’t do any of those things if we didn’t negotiate. ”
Carrie Menkel-Meadow is the Distinguished and Chancellor's Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law. Prior to joining the UCI Law faculty, she was a founding professor from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the A.B. Chettle Jr. Professor of Dispute Resolution & Civil Procedure and Director of the Georgetown Hewlett Fellowship Program in Conflict Resolution & Problem-Solving (now Emerita). She was the faculty director of Georgetown’s Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, and prior to that she was a Professor of Law at UCLA for 20 years – serving also as a professor in the Women's Studies program, Acting Director of the Center for the Study of Women, and Co-Director of UCLA's Center on Conflict Resolution. As a Fulbright scholar in 2007, Professor Menkel-Meadow taught and conducted research in Chile, Argentina and China. An international expert in alternative dispute resolution, including international dispute resolution, the legal profession, and legal ethics, clinical legal education, feminist legal theory, and women in the legal profession, Professor Menkel-Meadow has written and lectured extensively in these fields. Menkel-Meadow has written numerous books and more than 200 articles on dispute resolution and other subjects, including cause lawyering, women in the legal profession, legal ethics and international justice. She was awarded the 2018 American Bar Foundation’s Research Scholar award for her international work in dispute resolution, the legal profession and legal feminism. She has received numerous honorary doctorates for her work, both in the United States and in Europe.