The Kimball R. and Karen Gatsis Anderson Center for Advocacy and Professionalism presents:
Settlement in the 21st Century
April 1, 2022
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Winston & Strawn
35 W. Wacker, Chicago, IL
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Most legal disputes in the U.S. are resolved by agreement, making the study of settlement an urgent project. This conference brings together nationally known legal scholars, lawyers, and judges to focus on the future of civil settlement. The event showcases empirical studies and technological advances. Prominent and experienced mediators offer perspective on settlement practices and emerging trends. The conference is organized by faculty at the University of Illinois College of Law and sponsored by the College’s new Kimball R. and Karen Gatsis Anderson Center for Advocacy and Professionalism.
Howard J. Trienens Professor of Law
Professor of Psychology
Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law
“Why Disputes Don’t (But Sometime Do) End Up in Trial”
CLE credit will be available for the keynote - additional details will be posted soon.
Shari Seidman Diamond is the Howard J. Trienens Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University, where she directs the JD/PhD program, and a research professor at the American Bar Foundation. An attorney and social psychologist, she has authored 150 articles in behavioral science journals and legal publications; has taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard, and the U. of Illinois at Chicago; served as editor of the Law & Society Review; and was president of the American Psychology-Law Society. She has lectured widely to scholarly and judicial audiences, and has testified in American and Canadian courts on surveys and juries. Her publications have been cited by federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Diamond received the 2010 Harry Kalven, Jr. Award from the Law and Society Association for Contributions to Research in Law and Society, and the 1991 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy. She was elected in 2012 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her PhD in social psychology is from Northwestern University and her JD is from the University of Chicago.
9:00-9:15 OPENING REMARKS
Dean, University of Illinois College of Law
9:15-10:15 SESSION 1: Settlement Across Contexts
Beth Burch, University of Georgia School of Law
Dan Klerman, USC Gould School of Law
Nicole Summers, Harvard Law School
10:15-11:15 SESSION 2: Lay Perspectives on Settlement
Gilat Bachar, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Jessie Bregant, University of Houston Law Center
Jennifer Robbennolt, University of Illinois College of Law
Verity Winship, University of Illinois College of Law
Chris Robertson, Boston University School of Law
11:30-12:30 SESSION 3: Technology and Settlement
Charlotte Alexander, Georgia State College of Law
Alyson Carrel, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
David Engstrom, Stanford Law School
12:30-1:45 LUNCH & KEYNOTE SPEAKER (CLE) – Introduction by Kimball Anderson, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Shari Diamond, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
2:00-3:00 PRACTITIONER PANEL (CLE): The Future of Settlement
Hon. Karen G. Shields (Ret.), JAMS Mediator (jamsadr.com)
Cardelle Spangler, Labor & Employment Partner and Chicago Office Managing Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Shawn Kasserman, Founding Member, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman LLP
Hon. Wayne R. Andersen (Ret.), JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator (jamsadr.com)
Free and open to the public.
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The following hotels are within walking distance to the conference space:
RENAISSANCE CHICAGO DOWNTOWN HOTEL
CLUB QUARTERS HOTEL
THE WIT CHICAGO
HILTON GARDEN INN CHICAGO