Wissler, a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, will discuss, "Representation in Mediation: What We Know from Empirical Research" on the panel, "Whether, When and How Representation in Mediation Matters." And she will give the lecture, "Empirical Research on Lawyers, Voice and Party Participation in Mediation," on the panel, "Party Participation in Mediation: The Desire to be Heard, Not Just Seen."
The conference, of which Clinical Professor Art Hinshaw, Director of the College of Law's Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program, is chair, is the largest educational gathering in the dispute resolution field.
Wissler conducts empirical research on mediation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. Her research and writing address various policy issues relating to ADR and examine the factors that contribute to the use and effectiveness of ADR processes. Wissler's other research interests include alternate compensation systems and decision making concerning liability and damages in civil cases.