Scottsdale Speakers

Linda Demaine

Persuasion and Influence — Welcome To Mediation”

Linda Demaine is a professor of law and the Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.  With a JD and a Ph.D. Social Psychology, Professor Demaine is also a faculty fellow with the Center for Law, Science and Innovation and affiliated professor of Psychology and director of the Law and Psychology Graduate Program at ASU.

Professor Demaine has studied with Robert Cialdini, one of the pioneers in the investigation and understanding of persuasion and influence as applied to individual decision making.  Her research interests include the empirical analysis of law, legal procedure, and legal decision making, the application of legal and psychological perspectives to social issues, ethical, legal, and social issues deriving from advances in technology, and information campaigns and persuasion.

Before joining the ASU in 2004, Professor Demaine was a behavioral scientist and policy analyst at RAND, where she led and participated in diverse projects, including an analysis of biotechnology patents and the strategic use of deception and other psychological principles in defense of critical computer networks. She has held an American Psychological Association Congressional Fellowship, through which she worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee on FBI and Department of Justice oversight, judicial nominations and legislation. Professor Demaine also has held an American Psychological Association Science Policy Fellowship, working with the Central Intelligence Agency’s Behavioral Sciences Unit on issues involving cross-cultural persuasion.


Art Hinshaw  

Session: Lying Lawyers?  In Mediation?  Apparently, It’s True.

Art Hinshaw is a Clinical Professor of Law, the John J. Bouma Fellow in Alternative Dispute Resolution, and the founding director of the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Professor Hinshaw publishes and teaches in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), primiarily mediation and negotiation.  His research bridges ADR theory and practice, and includes empirical studies on negotiation ethics and calls for professional regulation of the mediation field.  Both his theoretical and practice related work have been recognized by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.  Professor Hinshaw frequently lectures about the intersection of practice norms and ethics in both mediation and negotiation, and his teaching responsibilities include the Lodestar Mediation Clinic and Negotiation.

Prior to joining ASU, he taught at the University of Missouri School of Law and at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Before his academic career, he practiced law in Kansas City, Missouri.

Lela Love

Session: Joint Session or Caucus?  What the IAM World-Class Mediators Are Doing and Why

Besides being IAM’s Scholar in Residence (SIR), Lela Porter Love is a professor of law and director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (NYC). Her program has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top ten law school programs in the US in dispute resolution since 2000.  She founded (in 1985) Cardozo’s Mediation Clinic—one of the first clinical programs to train law students to serve as mediators.  Professor Love serves as mediator in community, employment, family, human rights, school-based and commercial cases.  An active educator and participant in dispute resolution activities, she regularly conducts mediation and arbitration training programs and courses both domestic and international.  Professor Love is the Past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution.  In her chair year she initiated the first International Mediation Leadership Summit in the Hague.  She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Academy of Mediators in 2012 and from the American College of Civil Trial Mediators in 2010 and was given the “Front Line Champion” Award at the Association of the Bar of NYC on Mediation Settlement Day in 2009.  Professor Love has written widely on the topic of dispute resolution, including co-authoring three law school textbooks.  Among her books are:  The Middle Voice, co-authored with Joseph Stulberg and now in its 3d edition, and two collections of stories about mediations—Stories Mediators Tell, co-edited with IAM’s Eric Galton, and Stories Mediators Tell—World Edition.


Michel Kallipetis

Session: Understanding the Singapore Conference and What It Means to Mediation

40 years’ experience as a practicing barrister in the field of general commercial, professional negligence, and employment work, and some 15 years’ sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge sitting in Queen’s Bench, Chancery and the TCC, provides a reliable basis for Michel’s ability to mediate most civil and commercial disputes. Twelve years ago, he left Littleton Chambers, of which he had been Head, and founded Independent Mediators Ltd, to practice as a full-time mediator. He is recognized in The Legal Directories as an expert in his field in Mediation in the UK and internationally.

He is a Distinguished Fellow and the Vice President of the International Academy of Mediators.  He was the first Chairman of the England and Wales Bar Council ADR Committee, a member of the working party which drafted the EU Code of Practice for Mediators, and gave expert opinion to JURI, the legal service committee of the European Parliament, prior to its adopting the European ADR Directive, and was a representative at the UNCITRAL Working Group II which drafted the Singapore Convention for the Enforcement of International Commercial Mediation Settlement Agreements. In 2012, he was invited to join the Singapore Mediation Centre’s International Panel of Mediators. He was recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a Thought Leader in 2016 and 2017 and as Mediator of the year in 2017.

Tat Lim

Session Panelist: Understanding the Singapore Conference and What It Means to Mediation

Tat is a dispute resolution practitioner based in Singapore, with 30 years’ experience as a dispute resolution counsel and 15 years’ experience as a commercial mediator.

He is recognised in Who’sWhoLegal as a leading mediator and in Legal500 for his practice in commercial litigation.  He is a certified mediator with many distinguished mediation panels including IMI and Compliance Advisory Ombudsman, IFC, World Bank Group, and has successfully mediated a broad spectrum of disputes across Asia.

He is a Weinstein JAMS International Fellow, and serves as Co-Chair of the IBA Mediation Committee, Board Member of Singapore Mediation Centre and Member of the IMI Independent Advisory Committee.

His contributions to publications in his areas of practice include Singapore Civil Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell), Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide (Sweet & Maxwell), Mediation Practice (ICC), and Stories Mediators Tell: World Edition (ABA).

Hal Abramson

Session: Understanding the Singapore Conference and What It Means to Mediation

Professor Hal Abramson, faculty member and former vice dean at Touro Law Center, New York, teaches, trains, and writes on representing clients in domestic and international mediations, resolving intercultural disputes, and negotiations. He has taught or trained on dispute resolution in nineteen countries on six continents. For his contributions to the field of dispute resolution, Professor Abramson received the 2013 Peace Builder Award from the New York State Dispute Resolution Association.  Professor Abramson is an award-winning author who has been selected for International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation, served as first scholar-in-residence for the International Academy of Mediators, and has conducted training in nineteen countries on six continents.

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