John Lande

John Lande
  • Lawyering
  • Planned early negotiation
  • Dispute resolution processes
  • Court systems
  • Dispute system design
Isidor Loeb Professor of Law

AB with high distinction (1974), University of Michigan
MS (1991), PhD (1995), University of Wisconsin-Madison
JD (1980), University of California at Hastings

Professor Lande joined the faculty in 2000. Before coming to MU, he was director of the Mediation Program and assistant professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law (1997-2000), where he supervised a child protection mediation clinic. Before that, he was on the faculty at Nova Southeastern University (1995-1997) and was a fellow in residence at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (1994-1995). He began mediating professionally in 1982 in California.

His scholarship focuses on various aspects of dispute systems design, including publications analyzing how lawyering and mediation practices 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 planned early negotiation.

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).

He teaches courses on lawyering practice, dispute resolution processes, and dispute system design.

The following is a list of his most recent publications. You can see a complete list of his publications at, where you can download most of them.

Recent Publications

Book Chapters/Collected Works

Integrating Alternative Dispute Resolution and Problem-Solving Across the Curriculum, in BUILDING ON BEST PRACTICES: TRANSFORMING LEGAL EDUCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD (Deborah Maranville et al. eds., 2015) (with Jill Gross).

Academic Journals

Good Pretrial Lawyering: Planning to Get to Yes Sooner, Cheaper, and Better, 16 CARDOZO JOURNAL OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION 63 (2014).
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A Framework for Advancing Negotiation Theory: Implications from a Study of How Lawyers Reach Agreement in Pretrial Litigation, 16 CARDOZO JOURNAL OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION 1 (2014).
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Escaping from Lawyers' Prison of Fear, 82 UMKC LAW REVIEW 485 (2014).
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Lessons from Teaching Students to Negotiate Like a Lawyer, 15 CARDOZO JOURNAL OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION 1 (Fall 2013).
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Reforming Legal Education to Prepare Law Students Optimally for Real-World Practice, 2013 JOURNAL OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION 1 (2013).
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Lessons from Mediators' Stories, 34 CARDOZO LAW REVIEW 2423 (2013).
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Principles for Designing Negotiation Instruction, 33 HAMLINE JOURNAL OF PUBLIC LAW AND POLICY 299 (2012).
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Teaching Students to Negotiate Like a Lawyer, 39 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF LAW AND POLICY 109 (2012).
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The Revolution in Family Law Dispute Resolution, 24 JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS 411 (2012).
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Professional Journals

Family Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation: How to Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money, 37 FAMILY ADVOCATE 12 (Winter 2015).
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How Corporations Can Resolve Disputes Sooner, Cheaper, and Better, CORPORATE DISPUTES MAGAZINE (April-June 2014).

Family Lawyering: Past, Present, and Future, 51 FAMILY COURT REVIEW 20 (2013).
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Complete Listing of Publications