B.A., 1973, Harvard University
M.Ed., 1975, Virginia Commonwealth University
J.D., 1979, Georgetown University
In addition to two decades of teaching, training, consulting and writing in the dispute resolution field, Professor Love serves as a mediator, arbitrator and dispute resolution consultant in a wide range of cases. Since 1985, with Cardozo students, she has mediated hundreds of community, civil court and employment discrimination cases. Independently, she has served as the mediator of family, human rights, civilian and police-officer, school-based and commercial cases. She has arbitrated numerous cases in NYC Civil Court, Small Claims Court and Attorney-Client Fee Disputes. Her mediation of a public policy dispute in Glen Cove, NY, brought widespread publicity to the use of mediation in resolving complex litigation.
Professor Love serves on the Council of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section and the NYS Unified Court System Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee.
In addition to her work in ADR, she developed and directed the Small Business Clinic at George Washington University's National Law Center. She is a member of the Bar in New York, New Hampshire and the District of Columbia.
The Middle Voice: Mediating Conflict Successfully, with Joseph Stulberg (2007).
Mediation: Practice, Policy and Ethics (with Carrie Menkel-Meadow and Andrea Schneider) (Aspen Publishers 2006).
Negotiation: Appropriate Process and Problem-Solving (with Carrie Menkel-Meadow and Andrea Schneider) (Aspen Publishers 2006).
Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Andrea Schneider and Jean Sternlight) (Aspen Publishers 2004).
ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Leaving More Than Money: Mediation Clauses in Estate Planning Documents, 65 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 539 (2008) (with Stewart Sterk).
Midstream Mediator Evaluations and Informed Consent, DISPUTE RESOLUTION MAGAZINE (Winter 2008, vol. 14, Number 2) (with John W. Cooley).
Chapter in Practical Ethics for Mediators, edited by Ellen Waldman (publication anticipated in 2008).
Voice of Experience, advice to beginning practitioners in JustResolutions eNews (publication of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution/March 2007).
Classroom Conversations About Race, Poverty and Social Status in the Aftermath of Katrina, DISPUTE RESOLUTION MAGAZINE (Fall 2006, vol. 13, no. 1, 22) (with Homer La Rue).
The Uses of Mediation, chapter in The Negotiator’s Fieldbook, (ABA Publishing 2006) (with Joseph Stulberg).
The Intersection of Evaluation by Mediators and Informed Consent: Warning the Unwary, 21 OHIO ST. J. ON DISP. RESOL. 45 (2005) (with John W. Cooley).
Trials on Trial: Are Trials Vanishing and Why?, JUST RESOLUTIONS (April 2005).
Symposium, Justice in Mediation, 5 CARDOZO J. OF CONFLICT RESOL. 59 (2004).
Boundaries to Practice, 5 CARDOZO J. OF CONFLICT RESOL. 147 (2004) (with Chris Honeyman).
Partnerships and Facilitation: Mediators Develop New Skills for Complex Cases, DISP. RESOL. MAG. (Spring 2003) (with Joseph Stulberg).
Twenty Five Years Later With Promises to Keep: Legal Education in Dispute Resolution and Training of Mediators, 17 OHIO STATE J. ON DISP. RESOL. 597 (2002).
If Portia Were a Mediator: An Inquiry Into Justice In Mediation, presented at the Fifth UCLA/IALS Conference, 9 CLINICAL L. REV. 157 (2002) (with Jonathan M. Hyman).
ADR: An Eclectic Array Of Processes, Rather Than One Eclectic Process, 2000 J. DISP. RESOL. 295 (with Kimberlee K. Kovach).
Mediation of Probate Matters: Leaving a Valuable Legacy, 1 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 255 (2001).
Images of Justice, 1 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 29 (2000).
Teaching a New Paradigm: Must Knights Shed Their Swords and Shields to Enter Certain ADR Arenas?, 1 CARDOZO ONLINE J. OF CONFLICT RESOL. 3 (1999).
Should Mediators Evaluate?: A Debate Between Lela P. Love and James B. Boskey, 1 CARDOZO ONLINE J. OF CONFLICT RESOL.1 (1999).
A Tribute to James B. Boskey, DISP. RESOL. MAG., Summer 1999, at 33.
Training Mediators to Listen: Deconstructing Dialogue and Constructing Understanding, Agendas and Agreements, 38 FAM. & CONCILIATION CTS. REV. 27 (January 2000), reprinted in MEDIATION: ESSAYS FROM THE FAMILY COURT REVIEW (Assn. Of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2005).
Training Mediators for the 21st Century, 23 SPIDR NEWS 25 (Winter & Spring 1999).
Letters to the Editor, response to Jonathan Hyman’s Slip-Sliding Into Mediation: Can Lawyers Mediate Their Clients’ Problems?, 5 CLINICAL L. REV. 641 (Spring 1999).
Mapping Mediation: The Risks of Riskin's Grid, 3 HARV. NEGOT. L. REV. 71 (1998) (with Kimberlee K. Kovach).
A Tale of Two Cities: Day Labor and Conflict Resolution for Communities in Crisis, DISP. RESOL. MAG. At 8 (Fall 1997) (with Cheryl B. McDonald).
Mediation: The Romantic Days Continue, 38 S. TEX. L. REV. 735 (1997).
The Top Ten Reasons Why Mediators Should Not Evaluate, 24 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 937 (1997), reprinted in Mediation: Theory, Policy and Practice (The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory, 2nd Series) (Ashgate Publishing 2000).
Evaluative Mediation is an Oxymoron, 14 ALTERNATIVES TO THE HIGH COST OF LITIG. 31 (Mar 1996) (with Kimberlee Kovach).
Standards of Professional Conduct in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1995 J. DIS. RES. 95 (1995).
Using Mediation to Overcome Conflict, 26 SPECTRUM, THE JOURNAL OF ST. GOV’T. 34 (Winter 1994).
Beryl Blaustone, Settle or Sue: What Else Can I Do?, 12 ALTERNATIVES TO THE HIGH COST OF LITIGATION 98, (Aug 1994) (book review).
Imparting a Vision: Teaching Dispute Resolution in Law School, DISPUTE RESOLUTION: THE NEXT GENERATION (J. Stulberg, ed.), essays in honor of Robert Coulson's retirement as president of the American Arbitration Association.
Glen Cove: Mediation Achieves What Litigation Cannot, CONSENSUS (a quarterly newsletter of the MIT-Harvard Public Dispute Program), no. 20, p. 1 (Oct. 1993), reprinted in THE NEW YORK MEDIATOR, (Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program of the Unified Court System of the State of New York), vol. 12, no. 2 (fall/winter, 1993-94).
Mediator's Manual for Louisiana Workers' Compensation Mediation, Office of Workers' Compensation, State of Louisiana (1993) (with Joseph B. Stulberg).
Instructor's Manual for Conducting the Mediator Skill-Building Training Program, Michigan Supreme Court, Lansing, MI (1991; revised, 1994; revised, 1996) (with Joseph B. Stulberg).