Master Mediator: Professors Innovative Work Shines Spotlight on the Art of Mediation
New York, Oct. 2, 2012—In a conference room overlooking the East River at the United Nations headquarters in New York City last month, Associate Clinical Professor of Law Alexandra Carter ’03 huddled with two women playing the parts of prime ministers.
Prof. Alexandra Carter leading workshop,
"Women Negotiating Peace"
|A Malaysian delegate at Carter's training.|
In this past year alone, Carter created and taught a Native American peacekeeping class with the help of some of the Law School’s Native American students; traveled to Oklahoma to be trained in peacemaking by members of the Chickasaw Nation; and taught a weeklong mediation course in Brazil for prosecutors, public defenders, and judges. Her session at the United Nations earlier this month was her second since 2011.
Carter directs the Mediation Clinic founded in 1992 by Clinical Professor of Law Carol B. Liebman. While participating in the clinic, students mediate actual disputes in a wide variety of government and private settings.