Suffolk Law Professor Dwight Golann will deliver the 2018 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution at 12:10 on Thursday February 22 in The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Saxbe Auditorium.
Modern teaching about negotiation emphasizes opportunities for achieving joint gain and the need to measure a settlement proposal against one’s alternatives. These are important concepts. But to an extent not often recognized, many disputants still experience settlement as a loss. This triggers strong feelings and places lawyers and mediators in unfamiliar and uncomfortable territory. In this talk Professor Dwight Golann explores why disputants often react to settlement decisions as a loss, and how attorneys and neutrals can respond to this phenomenon.
The Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution was established in 1992 as a result of the generosity of the late Stanley Schwartz Jr. (a 1947 Moritz College of Law graduate) and the Schwartz family. Each lecture is published in the interdisciplinary Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, in keeping with Mr. Schwartz’s interest in the promotion of scholarly publication in the area of dispute resolution.
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Note that a prior version of this article mistakenly stated the lecture is on March 22. The correct date is February 22.

Sarah Cole is a professor as well as the director of the Program on Dispute Resolution at Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She has focused her research on the legal issues and policy that have arisen as a result of the increased use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). She frequently publishes articles on dispute resolution topics and is a contributor to ADR Prof Blog.