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LES: Negotiating Better Deals: Insights into the Psychology of Decision Making in Contracts

Schwabe, Williamson, & Wyatt
1211 Sw 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)



The Licensing Executives Society - Oregon/SW Washington Chapter November Meeting

Professor Richard Birke has been teaching dispute resolution for more than 15 years, teaching first at Stanford Law School and then coming to Willamette University College of Law in 1993 to teach and direct the Center for Dispute Resolution (CDR). Under his leadership, the CDR has enjoyed high national ranking among academic dispute resolution centers in the U.S. He is an award-winning author in the field of dispute resolution, and he has been deeply involved in the practice of ADR.

Professor Birke is an active writer, mediator, trainer and consultant. He was a member of the Quality Assurance Team for the largest civil rights settlement in United States history. He trained the neutrals for the appellate settlement programs at the Oregon Court of Appeals, the First, Second and Third Districts in California (San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento) as well as appellate mediation in Nevada and on the Ninth Circuit. He has mediated many multi-party complex cases, including a 30-party land dispute about 150 acres of waterfront property in Mendocino, California, the relocation of the Cascade Head Trailhead, and the creation of the Opal Creek Wilderness Area.

Professor Birke has trained hundreds of professionals from the fields of business, law, medicine and other disciplines in negotiation, mediation, dispute resolution, trial practice, risk analysis and related fields. He has lectured and taught in family law, criminal law, environmental law, commercial law and banking law.

Birke’s scholarly works have appeared in a wide variety of law journals including at Harvard, Missouri, Marquette and Utah, in book chapters, psychology journals, and elsewhere. His writing earned him a national award in 1999 from the Center for Public Resources. His current research work relates to practical applications of works in behavioral decision theory and neuroscience.

Appetizers and beverages will be served.

For questions about the event contact: Michele Gunness (503) 494-4184 LES Oregon/SW Washington Chapter Chair-elect