Briefing Room


2014 Lawrence Lecture featuring Grande H. Lum

September 30, 2014 | Multimedia

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In a time when race relations are again making national headlines, Director of the United States Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service (CRS) Grande H. Lum presented a talk on the importance of conflict resolution and the conciliation needs of communities throughout the nation in the Saxbe Auditorium at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on Sept. 30 at noon.

Lum has served as director of CRS since 2012. Before joining CRS, he taught at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and Stanford Law School and was a clinical professor at the University of California Hastings School of the Law, where he directed its Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. Prior to his tenure at Hastings School of Law, Mr. Lum was the founder of Accordence, a dispute resolution training firm; a principal of ThoughtBridge, a mediation firm; and a partner with the consulting firm Conflict Management Incorporated. His published works include The Negotiation Fieldbook, which is currently in its second edition. Mr. Lum received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.