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Douglas Yarn Opens Dispute Resolution Series Sept. 14

The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop series opens Friday, Sept. 14, with a lecture by Georgia State University Law Professor Douglas Yarn on “The Biology of Reconciliation.” His related paper is attached.  The lecture will be held in Room 306, Quinnipiac University School of Law, from noon to 2 p.m.  Lunch will be served.  Please respond by calling 203-582-5299.

Professor Yarn teaches alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and professional responsibility at Georgia State University College of Law.  He is also executive director of the school’s Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

“Over the last 30 years, conflict resolution has emerged as a distinct professional practice and field of academic inquiry, one that has been dominated by a social science perspective,” said Yarn. “During this same period, there have been extraordinary advances in the biological sciences. Evolutionary theory is helping to better explain pro-social behaviors, the building blocks of conflict resolution, and technological breakthroughs in the neurosciences are providing a window on brain and neuro-chemical functions that are associated with such behaviors. This lecture will focus on the biological foundations of conflict resolution-related behaviors and their implications for practice.”

An experienced mediator and arbitrator, Professor Yarn has been an ADR Fellow of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), Director of the AAA’s Center for International Commercial Disputes, a Salzburg Fellow in international environmental negotiation and a Gruter Institute Research Fellow.  He holds a B.A. from Duke University, an M.Litt. from University of Cambridge and a J.D. from University of Georgia.

The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop is a collaboration between the two law schools to host lectures by distinguished scholars and practitioners in the field of dispute resolution. Some of the talks are held at the Quinnipiac University School of Law and some are held at Yale Law School.  The talks are structured to allow time for questions and discussion. They are free and open to the public.  For more information, please call Jennifer Brown, 203-582-3246, or email jennifer.brown@quinnipiac.edu.

2007-2008 Schedule of Speakers

September 14, 2007
Douglas Yarn, Georgia State Law School
The Biology of Reconciliation
Room 306, Quinnipiac Law School 
Noon – 2 p.m.
(Lunch will be served. RSVP 203-582-5299)

October 15, 2007
Geoffrey Miller, New York University Law School
Ex Ante Dispute Resolution Arrangements in Public Company Contracts
Yale Law School Faculty Lounge
4:10 – 6 p.m.

November 13, 2007 
Richard Zeckhauser, Harvard University

Trust in On-Line Auctions
Yale Law School Faculty Lounge
4:10 – 6 p.m.

November 30, 2007 
Ellen Deason, Ohio State Law School
A Framework for Comparison:  Building a Taxonomy of ADR System Analysis and Design
Quinnipiac Law School Faculty Commons
Noon – 2 p.m.
(Lunch will be served. RSVP 203-582-5299)

February 29, 2008 
Christopher Drahozal, University of Kansas School of Law
Is There a Flight from Arbitration?
Quinnipiac Law School Faculty Commons
Noon – 2 p.m.
(Lunch will be served. RSVP 203-582-5299)

April 18, 2008 
Jennifer Robbennolt, University of Illinois College of Law
Good Lawyers Should be Good Psychologists: Insights for Interviewing and Counseling Clients
Quinnipiac Law School Faculty Commons
Noon – 2 p.m.
(Lunch will be served. RSVP 203-582-5299)