CDR Negotiation Lecture

The Willamette Center for Dispute Resolution will host acclaimed negotiation expert Professor Clark Freshman

  • Feb. 18, 2010

Freshman will present "Emotional Efficiency: Empirically Supported Paths to Winning at Negotiation, Better Grades and Better Mental Health"

  • 2:40 p.m.
  • Room 201
  • Collins Legal Center
  • This event is free and open to the public

Professor Clark Freshman teaches law at the University of California Hastings. His scholarship and teaching focus primarily on dispute resolution, including law and psychology, the effect of emotion on dispute resolution, lie detection, emotional skills. Together with Adele Hayes, a psychology professor and close friend, he has studied emotion and success at negotiation and first year grades in a series of theoretical and quantitative studies. He also works with Paul Ekman, the world's leading authority on lie detection, and Mike Wheeler, a Harvard Business School professor, in studying lie detection and emotional recognition for lawyers and negotiators. As part of the Paul Ekman Group-Training Division, Professor Freshman trains lawyers and negotiators in lie detection and emotional skills. The training include many of the same components and skills that Paul Ekman has used to train military intelligence and homeland security officials in the United States and abroad. Professor Freshman also works with the Center for Contemplative Mind to promote meditation and other contemplative practices among lawyers and law students. His scholarship also addresses the relationship between different forms of discrimination in law and social science, including both the role of discrimination in negotiation, proof of discrimination, and ways to prevent negotiation and promote acceptance.