Frank E.A.Sander

(1927 - 2018)
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Frank E. A. Sander passed away on February 25, 2018.

MEMBER: 2008



Recognized in July, 2008, by th eAmerican College of Civil Trial Mediators for his substantial contributions to ADR in receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award and welcomed into the College as an Emeritus Fellow.

Frank E. A. Sander was the Bussey Professor Emeritus at Harvard Law School. He was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and received his A.B. (in Mathematics) and LL.B. from Harvard. Following graduation, he served as law clerk to Chief Judge Calvert Magruder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1952-53) and Justice Felix Frankfurter of the U.S. Supreme Court (1953-54). After brief stints with the U.S. Justice Department in Washington and the Boston firm of Hill and Barlow, he began teaching at Harvard Law School in 1959, specializing initially in taxation and family law, and, since 1975, in dispute resolution. In 1976, at the Pound Conference he delivered a seminal paper entitled "Varieties of Dispute Processing" that put forth the notion of the Multidoor Courthouse. He was a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution from 1976 to 1989, and served for 3 years as its chair. He has written and lectured extensively on various aspects of ADR here and abroad; the textbook he co-authored won the CPR Prize in 1985 for the best book on ADR published that year. He has also won numerous prizes and awards for his work in ADR.


Harvard College A.B. 1949, Mathematics
Harvard Law School LL.B. 1952

Practicing in Massachusetts

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