Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop lecture Feb. 28

Feb. 6, 2014 - Paul F. Kirgis of St. John's University School of Law will present, "Bargaining with Consequences: Leverage and Coercion in Negotiation," on Friday, Feb. 28, at noon in the Faculty Commons in the School of Law Center. The lecture is part of The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop series, which features nationally recognized scholars and practitioners.

Kirgis began teaching at St. John's University School of Law in 1998. His primary field of interest is dispute resolution. He is faculty chair of the Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution, which he founded pursuant to a gift from former New York governor and St. John's alumnus Hugh L. Carey.

Kirgis teaches negotiation, alternative dispute resolution and evidence. His scholarship focuses on dispute resolution both within and outside of the traditional civil litigation paradigm. He has published widely on topics ranging from the civil jury to arbitration to negotiation pedagogy. His articles have appeared in the Negotiation Journal, the Oregon Law Review, the William & Mary Law Review, the Ohio State Law Review, and the Georgia Law Review, among others. A member of the American Law Institute, Kirgis also serves on the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Dispute Resolution.

He is a regular contributor to Indisputably, the ADR Prof Blog. Kirgis received his JD, magna cum laude, from Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Washington & Lee Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his BA from Colgate University. Prior to coming to St. John's, Kirgis practiced with two major law firms in Washington, D.C., where he had extensive litigation experience in areas including defamation, insurance coverage, commercial disputes, antitrust, government contracts and tax.  

The Quinnipiac University School of Law's Center on Dispute Resolution was established in 1998 with a mission to integrate the theory and practice of dispute resolution. To achieve this mission, the center brings students, scholars and practitioners together for events and activities that allow these groups to exchange questions, insights and information. Even as the center explores and develops the theory of dispute resolution, it works to insure that Quinnipiac law students gain vital knowledge and skills in this growing field.

Quinnipiac's dispute resolution program is ranked 12th in the 2013 issue of U.S. News & World Report. Learn more

To RSVP for the lecture, please email Georgianna Coleman at georgianna.coleman@quinnipiac.edu by Feb. 24. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Charlie Pillsbury, co-director of the center, at 203-582-8145 or charles.pillsbury@quinnipiac.edu.