Leonard L. Riskin
Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law
LL.M., Yale Law School
J.D., New York University School of Law
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Teaching and Scholarship
Negotiation, Mediation and Other Dispute Resolution Processes; other courses related to dispute resolution and awareness.
- University of Florida: Joined College of Law faculty as Chesterfield Smith Professor (2007). Serves as Director of the Initiative on Mindfulness in Law and Dispute Resolution.
- Previous Teaching Experience: Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Columbia MO 65211, June 1984-December 2006; C.A. Leedy Professor, beginning September 1991; Isidor Loeb Professor, beginning July 2003; Director, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, 1984-2002, 2004-2006; Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Law School, winter 2003; University of Colorado School of Law, Summers 1995, 1998 (Charles Inglis Thomson Guest Professor of Law); University of Tennessee College of Law, Spring 1983; Vermont Law School, Summers 1984-94; 1996-97; Pepperdine Institute for Dispute Resolution, Summers 1993, 1995, 2001; Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center (1979-1984); Associate (1976-1979); Assistant (1974-1976).
- Private Practice: General Counsel, National Alliance of Businessmen, Inc. (now National Alliance of Business), Washington, D.C., 1968-1973; Personnel Director 1968.
- Professional Affiliations: Member, Association of American Law Schools Professional Development Committee; Member, Leadership Council, Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School; Member, Advisory Committee, ProDialogo.
- For a more complete listing see vita.
- A study of theories and skills involved in negotiation, mediation, and other dispute resolution processes. Student performances in role plays and simulations will be a primary means of instruction.
Books and Monographs
- Dispute Resolution and Lawyers (with James E. Westbrook, Chris Guthrie, Richard Reuben, Jennifer Robbennolt & Nancy Welsh) (5th ed.) (West, 2014)
- Dispute Resolution and Lawyers (4th ed., Westgroup, 2009) Leonard L. Riskin, James E. Westbrook, Chris Guthrie, Richard Reuben, Jennifer Robbennolt & Nancy A. Welsh
- The Farmer-Lender Mediation Program: Implementation by the Farmers Home Administration (Administrative Conference of the United States, 1991).
- “Two (or More) Concepts of Mindfulness in Law and Conflict Resolution, ” in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness (Amanda Ie, Christelle Ngoumen and Ellen Langer, eds.) (Wiley-Blackwell) (2014)
- “Eastern and Western Psychological Concepts of Mindfulness in Conflict Resolution and Law,” in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness (Amanda Ie, Christelle Ngoumen and Ellen Langer, eds.) (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013)
Law Reviews / Journals / Articles
- Mindfulness in the Heat of Conflict: Taking STOCK, 20 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 121 (2015)
- “Beginning with Yes: A Review Essay on Michael Wheeler’s ‘The Art of Negotiation: Improvising Your Way to Agreement in a Chaotic World,’ 16 Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution 605-624 (2015) [SSRN]
- “Managing Inner and Outer Conflict: Selves, Subpersonalities, and Internal Family Systems,” 18 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 1 (2013) [SSRN]
- “The ‘Negotiation’ Within: Connecting and Managing Inner and Outer Conflict,” 18 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 1(2013)
- ”Awareness and The Legal Profession: An Introduction to the Mindful Lawyer Symposium,” 61 J. Legal Educ. 634 (2012) [SSRN]
- “Further Beyond Reason: Mindfulness, Emotions, and the Core Concerns in Negotiation,” 10 Nev. L.J. 289 (2010). [SSRN]
- “What’s it All About?: Problem-Definition in Mediation,” (with Nancy A. Welsh) 15 Dispute Resolution Magazine, summer 2009 at 19-22. [SSRN]
- “Awareness and Ethics in Dispute Resolution and Law: Why Mindfulness Tends to Foster Ethical Behavior,” 50 S. Tex. L. Rev. 493-503 (2009) [SSRN]
- “Is That All There Is?: ‘The Problem’ in Court-Oriented Mediation,” (with Nancy A. Welsh) 15 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 863-932 (2008). [SSRN]
- “The Place of Mindfulness in Healing and the Law,” in Shifting the Field of Law and Justice 99-120, Center for Law and Renewal (Linda Hager, Bonnie Allen & Renee Floyd Meyers, eds) (2007).
- “Eleven Big Ideas about Conflict: A Superficial Guide for the Thoughtful Journalist,” 2007 J. Disp. Resol. 157-66. [SSRN]
- “Awareness in Lawyering: A Primer on Paying Attention,” in The Affective Assistance of Counsel: Practicing Law as a Healing Profession 447-71 (Marjorie Silver, ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2007). [SSRN]