Symposium 2004

Volume 5, Number 2

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution

Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution

Jacob Burns Institute for Advanced Legal Studies



March 12, 2004 9am – 2pm

The panelists aim to provide an engaging analysis of the justice dimensions of mediation. Critics of mediation claim that mediation sacrifices a just result- a result in keeping with accepted societal norms- for mere efficiency and expedience. The panel will examine this critique and explore perspectives on justice in mediation including, reparative justice, retribution, distributive justice, relationship and community building, and procedural justice. Panelists will address whether the mediator’s introduction of legal (or other) norms into mediation compromises the parties’ self-determination of which justice norms should apply.


Professor Lela P. Love, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Professor Harold I. Abramson, Touro Law Center


Professor James R. Coben, Hamline University School of Law

Mediator Values beyond Self-Determination

Professor Clark J. Freshman, University of Miami School of Law

Communities and Prejudice in Mediation

Professor Isabelle R. Gunning, Southwestern University School of Law

Mediator Neutrality, Activism and Justice

Professor Jonathan M. Hyman, Rutgers School of Law-Newark

Mediator Responsibilities for Promoting Justice

Professor Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown University Law Center

How Mediator Focus on the Future Can Neglect Past Wrongs and Disserve Justice

Professor Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley, Fordham University School of Law

Lessons for Mediation from the Merger of Law and Equity

Professor Joseph B. Stulberg, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Is Party Endorsement of an Outcome Sufficient Indicia of Justice Done?

Professor Ellen A. Waldman, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Competing Narratives About Justice and Their Impact on Credentialing Schemes

Professor Nancy A. Welsh, Penn State Dickinson School of Law

Mediation’s Place in a Democratic Justice System


Please RSVP by March 8, 2004, to

Jacob Burns Moot Court Room

Cardozo School of Law 55 Fifth Avenue (at Twelfth Street)

New York, NY 10003

Jacob Burns Institute foe Advance Legal Studies, the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution

would like to acknowledge and thank the following individuals for their assistance and contribution to this symposium:

Barton Beebe

Barbara Birch

Oscar Diaz

Malte Pendergast-Fischer

Amy Gaudet

Peter Goodrich

Jonathan & Ira Kukin

Felix Lopez

Lela Love

Ilene Mates

Jackie Tavarez