James H. Stark
Professor of Law and Director of the Mediation Clinic
- James H. Stark
- Professor of Law and Director of the Mediation Clinic
- Hosmer Hall 280
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Jim Stark has been a clinical law teacher since 1974, first at the Washington College of Law, American University and since 1979 at the University of Connecticut School of Law. A nationally recognized expert in mediation and alternative dispute resolution, he is the co-author, with Douglas Frenkel, of The Practice of Mediation: A Video-Integrated Text (Aspen Law and Business), a leading law school mediation skills text, now in its second edition. He has published widely, including Preliminary Reflections on the Establishment of a Mediation Clinic, 2 Clinical L. Rev. 457 (1996), selected for inclusion in Hurder, et. al, Clinical Anthology: Readings for Live-Client Clinics (1997), and Changing Minds: The Work of Mediators and Empirical Studies of Persuasion, 28 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 241 (2013). He has lectured on mediation topics throughout the United States, as well as in Germany and Italy.
In other capacities, Professor Stark teaches Negotiation and Evidence, and has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Connecticut, as an Editor of the Clinical Law Review, as chair of the Association of American Law School's Committee on ADR Clinics and as the Reporter to the Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Practice (CCDM) Mediation Standards Committee, work that earned him that organization's Outstanding Service Award.
Professor Stark is a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia Law School. He and his wife, Nancy Backer Stark, live in Cromwell, CT.