Frank E.A. Sander died on February 25, 2018.
He was a professor emeritus of Harvard Law School.
Sander graduated from Harvard College with a degree in mathematics in 1949 and from Harvard Law School in 1952.
He concentrated in alternative dispute resolution and is widely credited with being a father of the field in the United States as a result of his paper, The Varieties of Dispute Processing, presented at the Pound Conference in 1976 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Sander’s book, Dispute Resolution: Negotiation, Mediation, and Other Processes, which he coauthored with Stephen B. Goldberg, Nancy H. Rogers, and Sarah Rudolph Cole, which is now used in law schools throughout the United States.
He was an expert on taxation, family law and dispute settlement, became a professor of law at Harvard Law School in 1962, Bussey Professor in 1981, and served as the associate dean from 1987 to 2000.
Sander became Bussey Professor Emeritus in June 2006.
Sander was a member of the American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, and lived in Concord, Massachusetts.
He died on February 25, 2018 at 90 years old.