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"A NEED FOR A NEW KIND OF LAWYERING" TO BE THE TOPIC OF ANNUAL SIBLEY LECTURE

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Monday, March 25, 2002

WRITER: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu CONTACT: Paul Kurtz, 706/542-7140, pmkurtz@uga.edu

"A NEED FOR A NEW KIND OF LAWYERING" TO BE THE TOPIC OF ANNUAL SIBLEY LECTURE

ATHENS, Ga. - Professor of Law Carrie Menkel-Meadow will address the provocative topic of "A Need for a New Kind of Lawyering" for the new century in her presentation of the 94th Sibley Lecture to be held on Monday, April 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the law school's Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. The lecture is open to the public. Admission is free.

According to Menkel-Meadow, in a modern world of multiple parties and multiple issues within most legal and social problems, the lawyer's role must expand to incorporate new roles as mediators, consensus builders, facilitators, meeting managers and problem solvers. Drawing on such wide ranging sources as political theory (democratic deliberation and participation), game theory, popular culture (John Nash and A Beautiful Mind), literature (Ian McEwen's Enduring Love) and examples from actual legal practice, she will illustrate her point.

Menkel-Meadow is professor at Georgetown University Law Center where she also directs the Georgetown-Hewlett Program on Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving and chairs the Georgetown-CPR Commission on Ethics and Standards in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She has written extensively in the fields of dispute resolution, legal ethics, feminist theory, legal education and the sociology of the legal profession. In addition to her scholarship, teaching and training, Menkel-Meadow is an active mediator and arbitrator and has trained mediators and lawyers throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, Australia and Japan.

Menkel-Meadow holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, a J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and an LL.D. (Hon.) from Quinnipiac College of Law. Before joining the Georgetown faculty, she taught at UCLA, the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford and the University of Toronto. She has also been a visiting professor at Harvard University and Temple University.

The Sibley Lecture Series, established in 1964 by the Charles Loridans Foundation of Atlanta in tribute to the late John A. Sibley, is designed to attract outstanding legal scholars of national prominence to the UGA School of Law. Sibley was a 1911 graduate of the law school. ##

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