B.A., 1973, Harvard University
M.Ed., 1975, Virginia Commonwealth University
J.D., 1979, Georgetown University
Honors and Awards
Mediation and Arbitration Training Programs
Lectures, Presentations, and Professional Activities
Stories Mediators Tell—World Edition (editor, with Glen Parker) (ABA Publishing 2017)
Mediation: Practice, Policy and Ethics, 2nd Edition, (with Carrie Menkel-Meadow and Andrea Schneider) (Wolters Kluwer 2013)
The Middle Voice: Mediating Conflict Successfully, 2d ed. (with Joseph Stulberg) (Carolina Academic Press 2013)
Stories Mediators Tell (editor, with Eric Galton) (ABA Publishing 2012)
Teacher’s Manual for Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model, 2nd Edition (with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Andrea Schneider and Jean Sternlight) (Aspen Publishers 2011)
Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model, 2nd ed. (with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Andrea Schneider and Jean Sternlight) (Aspen Publishers 2011)
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
A Conversation About Facts, Stories, and Truth in Mediation, (with James Coben and Kenneth Fox) Dispute Resol. Magazine (Winter 2018)
Chapter on The Uses of Mediation, The Negotiator’s Desk Reference (DRI Publishing 2017)
The Hopes and Fears of All the Years: 30 Years Behind and the Road Ahead for the Widespread Use of Mediation, 31 Ohio State J. on Disp. Res. 123 (2016) (with Ellen Waldman)
Chapter on Mediation and Property Issues in the Estate Planning Process (with Stewart Sterk) in Mediation for Estate Planners Susan Gary, ed. (2016 ABA Publishing).
Success and Failure in ADR: A Dialogue between Partners (with Joseph Stulberg), International Journal on Conflict Engagement and Resolution 1-2014.
Chapter on Generosity for Educating Negotiators for a Connected World, Volume 4 in Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Series (with Sukhsimranjit Singh) (2013, DRI Press)
Silver Linings: Re-Imagining the Role of ADR Education in the Wake of the Great Recession, 6 Northeastern Law J. 1 (with Brian Farkas) (2013)
Stories Mediators Tell: The Editors' Reflections, 34 Cardozo L. Rev. 2409 (with Eric Galton) (2013)
Chapter on Following the Golden Rule and Finding Gold: Generosity and Success in Negotiation for Educating Negotiators for a Connected World, Volume 4 in Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Series (with Sukhsimranjit Singh) (2013, DRI Press)
Commentary in Mediation Ethics: Cases and Commentaries, edited by Ellen Waldman (Jossey-Bass 2011)
Trick or Treat? The Ethics of Mediator Manipulation, 17 Dispute Resolution Magazine 17 (with Jim Coben) (Fall, 2010)
Plenary Session Panel The Sixth John A. Speziale Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium, 27 QUINNIPIAC LAW REV. 791 (with Harry Mazadoorian, Deborah Hensler, Lawrence Mills, Paul Bland and Tim Fisher) (2009)
In Appreciation of our Friend and Colleague Jack Cooley (a tribute), (with Homer La Rue) in JustResolutions eNews, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution (July 2009)
From the Chair, 4 columns, Dispute Resolution Magazine (Fall, 2008, Winter, Spring, Summer 2009)
Problem Solvers Have Never Been More Needed, Vol. 30, No. 47, Nat’l. LJ (8/4/2008)
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).
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 Armor 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).
Practice Guidelines for Co-Mediation: Making Certain That "Two Heads Are Better Than One", 13 MEDIATION Q. 179 (1996) (with Joseph B. Stulberg).
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).
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Lela P. Love in the news
- May 2, 2018 Leymah Gbowee Receives International Advocate for Peace Award
- Jan 24, 2018 Cardozo Law's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Top in Country in preLaw Magazine Ranking
- May 17, 2017 Professor Love Appointed Scholar-in-Residence at International Academy of Mediators
- Apr 26, 2017 Professor Lela Love Publishes Book "Stories Mediators Tell, World Edition"
- Nov 7, 2016 2016 Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution Hosts the Jed D. Melnick Symposium
- Feb 24, 2016 The Cardozo Journal for Conflict Resolution’s 2015 International Advocate for Peace Award Goes to Folk Legends Peter, Paul, and Mary
- Feb 5, 2016 Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution Presents International Advocate for Peace Award to Peter, Paul and Mary
- Sep 30, 2015 Cardozo Law: Celebrating 30 Years of Mediation
- Mar 5, 2015 Cardozo Law Students Compete in the International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris
- Feb 26, 2015 Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution to Honor Judge Daniel Weinstein with the International Advocate for Peace Award