John Lande is the Isidor Loeb Professor Emeritus and former director of the LLM Program in Dispute Resolution.
He received his J.D. from Hastings College of Law and Ph.D in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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, where he supervised a child protection mediation clinic. Before that, he was on the faculty at Nova Southeastern University and was a fellow in residence at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. He began mediating professionally in 1982 in California.
His scholarship focuses on dispute system design including practitioners’ and courts’ real practice systems, planned early dispute resolution, improving the quality of mediation practice, designing court-connected mediation programs, negotiation theory and practice, and legal education.
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 received the Section’s Chair Award from the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. He is the inaugural winner of the Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award from St. John’s Law School’s Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution. The award is for his article, “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).
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts gave him its Meyer Elkin Essay Award for “An Empirical Analysis of Collaborative Practice,” 49 Family Court Review 257 (2011).
He has taught courses on lawyering practice, dispute resolution processes, and dispute system design.
He was named a fellow of Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL), a project of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver. ETL posted a portfolio of materials from his innovative negotiation course to share with colleagues.
He is on the editorial board of the Indisputably blog.