Edward F. Hartfield

Edward F. HartfieldAdjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Edward F. Hartfield has been a full time mediator and arbitrator since 1976. Among the major highlights of his career include serving as a presidential appointee to the Federal Services Impasses Panel from 1994 to 2001 and again from 2008 to the present, mediator at the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service and the New Jersey Office of Dispute Settlement, and Executive Director of the National Center for Dispute Settlement.

    Edward has been teaching negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, and arbitration since 1978. He has lived and worked in Japan, lectured in Colombia, and worked in Europe. He has been teaching at the College of Law since 2010 and at Wayne State University since 1983. From 1988 to 1998 he led the Negotiating With the Japanese seminars at the University of Michigan attended by individuals all over the world. Edward speaks Japanese, Spanish, and French.

    Edward is a member of the arbitration panels of the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, the National Mediation Board, and the Public Employment Relations Boards of Michigan, Ohio, and Iowa. Since 2010, he has provided full time ADR services under the banner of the Hartfield Resolution Group.

    Most importantly, Edward has been married for 45 years, has two grown daughters and four very energetic grandchildren.

  • Courses

    Negotiation for Foreign Educated Lawyers
    This course will provide an overview of fundamental concepts in negotiation theory and provide an opportunity to apply the theory in role plays and simulation exercises.