Lectures & Events

Forgiveness, Reconciliation and the Law
CISCDR Symposium - presented by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict & Dispute Resolution (CISCDR)
APR 10, 2009
9:30 AM - 3:15 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)

This symposium will integrate theory and legal practice in the area of forgiveness and reconciliation.

• The first panel features theorists who will discuss forgiveness and apology from the philosophical and social science perspectives.

• In the second panel, legal scholars will discuss forgiveness in the context of family law, with an emphasis on healing divorce; and therapeutic jurisprudence, moving from adversarialism to greater mutuality in the practice of law. In addition, an activist who promotes full disclosure in medical malpractice cases will speak about the actual and potential impact of his organization's approach on health care costs.

• Keynoter Jens Meierhenrich (Harvard) will share insights from his recent book, The Legacies of Law (Cambridge 2008) on the function of legal norms and institutions in the transition to and from apartheid in South Africa.
Speaker Information
Susan DaicoffSusan Daicoff
Professor, Florida Coastal School of Law

Julie ExlineJulie Exline, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Case Western Reserve University

Charles L. Griswold, Jr.Charles L. Griswold, Jr.
Professor of Philosophy, Boston University

Solangel MaldonadoSolangel Maldonado
Professor, Seton Hall University Law School

Jens MeierhenrichJens Meierhenrich
Assistant Professor of Government and Social Studies
Harvard University

Nick SmithNick Smith
Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of New Hampshire

Doug WojcieszakDoug Wojcieszak
Founder, The Sorry Works! Coalition

Additional Information
Open to the public at no cost. There is a $200 fee for CLE credit for lawyers who attend.

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Supplemental Readings:
· Agenda & Speaker Bios
· Symposium Bibliography
· Daicoff
· Exline
· Griswold
· Maldonado
· Meierhenrich
· Smith-1
· Smith-2
· Sorry Works!

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